Psychological profiling in federal law and policy: http://www.flstopcccoalition.org/blog/ways-feds-are-psychoanalyzing-your-child1-oppose-1177-hr.htm
The reasons Speaker Ryan should reject this legislation: http://thepulse2016.com/emmett-mcgroarty/2015/11/16/dear-speaker-ryan-its-time-to-end-no-child-left-behind/
The preschool article:http://thepulse2016.com/karen-r-effrem/2015/11/16/nanny-state-preschool-expansion-another-reason-the-esea-rewrite-should-be-voted-down/
The preschool research compilation:http://edlibertywatch.org/2015/11/compilation-analysis-of-early-childhood-research-regarding-effect-fade-out-academic-emotional-harm/
Explanation of the problems with the preschool language in the bill:http://edlibertywatch.org/2015/06/more-dangerous-federal-control-with-new-preschool-grants-within-the-every-child-achieves-act-2/
Here is the national coalition letter: http://bit.ly/1Lj6uz5#sthash.YLc0t0ki.dpuf
Here is a very brief list of other concerns based on the information we have from the conference report framework agreement which should be rejected out of hand because this legislation that has such profound implications for the future of our children and nation was negotiated in secret:
False protection against federal interference in standards and curriculum The language in both bills is no different than the already violated statutes without enforcement mechanisms that gave us Race to the Top and Common Core in the first place. The bill does nothing substantive to roll back the unconstitutional federal involvement in education and in fact makes things worse in a number of ways.
21st Century Schools/Parent Replacement Centers These comprehensive womb to tomb, nearly 24/7 schools with school, health, mental health, and other invasive, non-academic programs that are outside of the constitutional authority of the federal government and no great record of effectiveness.
No parental opt-out provision The one excellent piece of parental rights language in the House bill has been removed and the 95% test participation mandate remains. This is unacceptable to me as a parent and will also continue forcing our teachers to teach to the test instead of meeting the individual needs of students.
Until the public is allowed to see the actual language, there are a number of other potential horrors like increased psychological profiling and continued control over state plans by the secretary of education that were in the Senate bill and could likely be in the agreement. These, as well as details about what is listed above, are listed in the letter signed by over 200 organizations and experts in 46 states.
Dr. Karen Effrem, M.D
Pres. Education Liberty Watch
Exective Director--FL. Stop Common Core Coalition