August 12, 2022

NGA End Common Core

Join American Principles Project, Eagle Forum, HSLDA, Pioneer Institute, Michelle Malkin, Bear Witness Central and others urging Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Chair of the National Governors Association, to end the Common Core State Standards Initiative.  Through this initiative the NGA has enabled corporations and other private interests to drive education policy which has compromised the power of parents.  So we are asking parents, educators and concerned citizens to add their names with ours in order to stop the Common Core State Standards.




Governor Mary Fallin

Oklahoma State Capitol

2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 212

Oklahoma City, OK  73105




Dear Governor Fallin:

We write to you in your capacity as governor of Oklahoma and as the chair of the National Governors Association and its affiliate the NGA Center for Best Practices (together, “NGA”).  In particular, we write to you about NGA’s activities with regard to the national Common Core Standards system.

As set forth in the Joint Statement Regarding the National Governors Association’s Common Core Standards Initiative and the Constitutional Structure, NGA’s activities, including its ownership, development and propagation of the Common Core,have caused profound harm to our constitutional structure.  NGA has enabled corporations and other private interests to drive education policy and, concomitantly, compromised the power of parents.  It has enlisted the power of the federal government to bring about these changes and, in so doing, has weakened the power of states to defend the authority and rights of parents and other citizens.

More specifically, NGA has assisted the federal government in employing a strategy against the states that has divided and conquered the state checks and balances that are intended to guard against federal overreach.  It has presided over the development of math standards that lock children into a defective education, one that does not prepare children for studies in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) or for admission to competitive public and private universities.  It has presided over the development of English standards that fail to prepare children for authentic college work in the humanities and that weaken the formation of strong citizen-leaders and individuals of substance who are fully capable of exercising their liberties.

The pushback against the Common Core rests on parents’ love for their children and their defense of the Constitution that protects their rights to form their children and direct their education.  It is a movement based on truth, and on highly informed citizens –citizens who follow in the footsteps of the Founders.  It is a movement that continues to grow and which will be victorious.

We respectfully ask that, as chair of the NGA, you end the Common Core project.  We respectfully submit that your decisions on this matter will define your legacy.


Tim Wildmon, President, American Family Association

Sandy Rios, Director of Governmental Relations, American Family Association

Emmett McGroarty, Director of Education, American Principles Project

Jane Robbins, Senior Fellow, American Principles Project

Karen Schroeder, President, Advocates for Academic Freedom

Donna Hearne, Talk Show Host, Bott Radio Network

Penny Nance, President and Chief Executive Officer, Concerned Women for America

Tamara Scott, State Director, Concerned Women for America of Iowa

Phyllis Schlafly, Founder and President, Eagle Forum

Glyn Wright, Executive Director, Eagle Forum

Kyle Olson, Founder,

Paul Caprio, Director, Family PAC Federal

Joy Pullman, Research Fellow, Heartland Institute

William A. Estrada, Director of Federal Relations, Home School Legal Defense Association

J. Michael Smith, President,  Home School Legal Defense Association

Michael Farris, President,

The Honorable David M. McIntosh, Former Congressman from Indiana

Michelle Malkin, Syndicated Columnist, Author and Blogger

Jenni White, President, Restore Oklahoma Public Education

Jamie Minter, Founder, Oklahoma Parents and Educators for Public Education

Rolando Perez, President and Founder, Bear Witness Central

Sign your name below.