Recently, one of ROPE's Board Members (Lynn Habluetzel) had the opportunity to speak with Governor Fallin at an Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce luncheon. The Governor was polite and greeted the friend she was with warmly and they all exchanged pleasantries. Because the opportunity presented itself, Lynn took the opportunity to tell the Governor we did not want Common Core in Oklahoma. Much to her dismay, the Governor replied that she didn't want them either, WHICH IS WHY THE STATE HAS OUR OWN OKLAHOMA ACADEMIC STANDARDS.
Apparently, those who work for our Governor have our Governor fooled into believing the Oklahoma State Department of Education has adopted Oklahoma standards. This could be further from the truth.
I have been able to document that Oklahoma's Math and English Standards are Common Core. I have also been able to document that Oklahoma's Science Standards ARE the National Science Standards. I have even been able to document that Oklahoma History Standards follow the C3 (National History Standards) almost to a fault. Please familiarize yourselves with these FACTS. Look up the links in our research and verify these reviews are accurate. Then, tell the Governor herself,
OKLAHOMA DOES HAVE
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
COMMON CORE IS NOT OK!