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At the White House petition site:

We petition the Obama Administration to:

Stop Common Core in Mississippi.

Let’s stand together and stop the common core standards that are being used in the state of Mississippi. This practice is an ignorant and more difficult way to teach things that are simple. It causes more stress than our children deserve. This was put in place without asking what we the parents feel is best for our children.

Created: Sep 10, 2014

Issues: Education

Signatures needed by October 10, 2014 to reach goal of 100,000 99,759

Total signatures on this petition 241

[emphasis added]

Apparently, what has been best for the children of Mississippi:

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Mathematics

8th grade 2013

Mississippi 271 (0.9) National 284 (0.2) % at or above Basic 61 (1.3) % at or above Proficient 21 (1.2) % at or above Advanced 3 (0.4)

Reading

8th Grade 2013

Mississippi 253 (1.0) National 266 (0.2) % at or above Basic 64 (1.3) % at or above Proficient 20 (1.3) % at or above Advanced 1 (0.3)

In Missouri:

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Mathematics

8th grade 2013

Missouri 283 (1.0) National 284 (0.2) % at or above Basic 74 (1.3) % at or above Proficient 33 (1.3) % at or above Advanced 7 (0.7)

Reading

8th grade 2013

Missouri 267 (1.1) National 266 (0.2) % at or above Basic 78 (1.3) % at or above Proficient 36 (1.4) % at or above Advanced 4 (0.5)

Thank goodness for Mississippi.