Neither an argument for or against CC2. CCSS is a set of educational standards for English Language Arts and Math (and Science just came out as well) to ideally be adopted by all 50 states so that education will be standardized in America.
Neither an argument for or against CC3. The writers of CCSS believe they have created rigorous standards which will produce students who are more prepared for college. It also allows for students to be compared state-to-state.
4. CCSS has currently been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia (that might have changed by now....not sure...)
Neither an argument for or against CC5. The individual states did not help create the standards. They were written by Achieve, Inc, & The National Governors Association and the CCSSO - Washington D.C. trade organizations who were given no legislative grant of authority from the States to write standards.
Neither an argument for or against CC6. The Gates Foundations has given the above groups $27 million to advance Common Core. The Gates Foundation plans to spend $150 million on CCSS.
There's a relevant fact!!7. Because the PARCC assessment must be given at the same time with every student on a computer, school districts will have to purchase and maintain PCs for every student.
States could reduse to accept and implement it8. The Race to the Top competition came out of the 2009 Stimulus Bill. In order to have a realistic shot at Race to the Top money, states had to agree to accept and implement the CCSS sight unseen.
See above9. Race to the Top applications went out in November of 2009 and had to be turned in by January 2010 -- a time when our country's economy sucked with little money to go around. Most state legislators weren't even in session when the states decided to apply for Race to the Top money.
see above10. The CCSS were released in 2010 and had to be accepted by state school boards by August 2010 - no involvement with state legislature.
See above and Neither an argument for or against CC11. The Department of Education was also offering an NCLB waiver to those states who accepted Race to the Top money and CCSS.
Again, an argument, but you've already stated this. So far, you're batting one in twelve12. The national tests created for Common Core will be all computer-based. School districts will have to purchase and maintain computers for every student who has to take the national tests. This will be a substantial amount of money (especially for districts who barely have one computer per 30 kids.)
States do not have to accept CC13. The Department of Education is paying for the national tests, but when the money runs out the states will have to pick up the costs. We don't know exactly what the cost to taxpayers will be in the end.
Neither an argument for or against CC14. The PARCC assessment was created by progressive reformers ---- they aren't listed ---- we need to look those up.
Neither an argument for or against CC15. The Smarter Balanced assessment was created by Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford Professor who opposes standardized testing. <<< ?? need to find out more about her
None of your arguments have anything to do with the quality of the standards. The only argument there is the cost, which states can avoid by opting out of CC.