Common Core and the Upcoming Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)


2015 is the year that the Idaho Department and Board of Education are considering the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that originated from Federal entities. http://www.copeinc.org/science-standards.html

The Idaho State Senate and House of Representatives will be considering these Standards in 2016, most likely under an Idaho “friendly” name.

All Common Core subjects must cohere with the NGSS and its Framework. http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=13165

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and its Framework are not religiously neutral. They teach foundational materialistic doctrines that are fundamental to Atheism, Humanism, Buddhism, etc. http://www.copeinc.org/cases.html

These worldview assumptions are cleverly disguised, thus lacking transparency.

Based upon these foundational doctrines, the NGSS teach cosmic, chemical and biological evolution.

Federal courts have ruled that any public education that touches on religious matters must be taught in such a way that the effect is religiously neutral. http://www.copeinc.org/cases.html

On September 26, 2013 COPE filed a Complaint in Kansas objecting to the unconstitutionality of the NGSS. http://www.copeinc.org/docs/legal-complaint.pdf

If the NGSS are deemed unconstitutional, then the requirement for coherence in the Common Core Language Arts, Mathematics and the forthcoming Social Studies will also need to be revisited and perhaps repealed.

Idaho must not become embroiled in expensive lawsuits precipitated by the Federal government’s desire to eliminate parental rights and local control of education.

Let us join together and continue our Grassroots fight against Common Core and begin a fight against the NGSS!