Payne Talks Common Core With TEA?Party

LAKEWOOD – “The Common Core State Standards Initiative is the 21st century form of communism,” Russell Payne informed Southern Tier TEA Party Patriots at their Sept. 24 monthly general meeting, held at Lakewood American Legion.

Payne added, “Freedom of choice is being removed from students.”

He went on to describe his concern and frustration in getting members of the board of education in his school district to educate themselves about the serious issues raised when schools use Common Core. Issues of concern are: elimination of local control, extensive collection of private data on students, the textbooks and instructional materials being pushed on districts, and the globalization of education.