Why is the Education Oversight Committee just now asking for public input on a review of the Common Core Standards? They have published this link for public input: requesting your feedback. SC Standards Review Survey: http://ow.ly/z3v4s
Common Core Standards were adopted in 2010 and have been in place three years now doing psychological damage to the young child with developmentally inappropriate standards and they wait till NOW... NOW, after WE THE PEOPLE and the legislators have killed Common Core Standards this past legislative session? NOW???
Common Core Standard Initiative is copyrighted ... so it is ILLEGAL to "tweak" them ... but yet our EOC is asking through a survey how we should change them???
We should not even be considering Common Core Standards as a foundation for the rewrite. We should only be looking at our last SC developed standards and looking at other quality standards developed by states that did not sign on to Common Core. We should be seeking advice from the two people who refused to sign off on the validity of Common Core...that would be Sandra Stotsky who is an expert in standard development in English/Lang Arts and James Milgram who is an expert in standard development in Math.
We should NOT even look at standards which were not developed by experts in South Carolina and we should NOT even be looking at CCS due to the fact that NOT one single Early Childhood Development Specialist served on the committees who wrote and validated these standards.
It seems as if Dr. Mick Zais is truly trying to do what is right by WE THE PEOPLE and not even consider Common Core Standards in the rewrite process. However, the EOC is undermining what he is trying to do. Dr. Zais was elected by WE THE PEOPLE ... Melanie Barton and Dana Yow of the EOC were not elected to their positions. When the Education Oversight Committee spokesperson Dana Yow said in the Post and Courier article, (http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140712/PC1603/140719781/1031/south-carolina-education-officials-act-swiftly-to-replace-common-core), “People can go into every single standard and say what they think should change," Yow said. "The EOC will make formal recommendations to the State Board of Education and the (department of education) as the process continues." she is basically saying we don't care what the citizens of SC want and we don't care what the elected officials want...we are going to keep Common Core Standards as our foundation and "tweak them" ... They obviously haven't seen the copyright laws on CCSI. This copyright clearly states the use of the standards can only be used in full only for SUPPORTING the standards. If you are asking people to edit them or change them then that is NOT supporting CCSI and in my opinion is in violation of copyright laws.
Isn't the SC Dept. of Education in charge of rewriting the standards? Why is the EOC overstepping their powers?
Here is the link for the copyright of CCSI: http://www.corestandards.org/public-license/