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The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition is a rapidly growing, statewide organization that has united parents, grandparents, teachers, small business owners, and concerned citizens from many points on the political, religious, and philosophical spectra. We are all united in our opposition to the Common Core system of standards, tests, and data collection because that system will harm the quality of education in Florida, violate our children's, families', and teacher's privacy rights, deny state sovereignty and local control, and be unsustainably expensive. We invite you to join us in this crucial fight for our children's and our nation's future. Here are some of our team members: - See more at: http://www.flstopcccoalition.org/about-us/#sthash.5QzAgh2z.dpuf
Dr. Karen Effrem is a pediatrician, researcher, and conference speaker. Dr. Effrem's medical degree is from Johns Hopkins University and her pediatric training from the University of Minnesota. She has provided testimony for Congress, as well as in-depth analysis of numerous pieces of major federal education, health, and early childhood legislation for congressional staff, state legislatures, and many organizations. Dr. Effrem serves on the boards of two national organizations: Education Liberty Watch and the Alliance for Human Research Protection. She is a member of The International Society for Ethical Psychiatry and Psychology. She has spoken at numerous state and national conferences. She has been interviewed by Fox News and interviewed by or quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the British Medical Journal, National Journal, WorldNetDaily, NewsMax, Shark Tank, newspapers, radio and television stations across the country. Dr. Karen Effrem and her husband Paul, have three children.
Major Problems with Common Core

Lack of Academic Quality/Rigor
Understand that the Common Core standards are nowhere near as 
rigorous as proponents claim.  Read more

Collection of Data and Privacy
Learn how the Common Core linked data collection system compromises
 student and family data privacy  Read more

Psychological Manipulation/Screening
See how the Common Core standards and tests psychologically 
manipulate and monitor our children.  Read more

Radical Curriculum 
Is Common Core academics or indoctrination?  Read more

Loss of Freedom for Home and Private Schools 
What is the effect of Common Core on families in private and home schools?  Read more

School to Work/Career Tracking
Are our children being educated to maintain our republic or being trained for the needs of business and the state?  Read more

The Common Core Nanny State
See what is happening on the early end of the Common Core "cradle to career" continuum. Read more 

Follow the Money
Look at the tangled web of conflicts of interest and influence by private unaccountable trade groups and foundations.  Read more