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Texans don’t want their sovereignty and their children’s education in a noose knotted by Washington bureaucrats. (Besides, they have too much fun battling out curriculum.)

The purpose of the Common Core State Standards Initiative is to develop a single framework to educate youths and prepare them for college and the work force.

But, here again, expecting all children to learn in lock step simply doesn’t make sense. As Jughead would say, “Duh.”

The folks working on the initiative want your input. Become a Texan: Visit, speak now or forever hold your opinion.

Deborah Simmons can be reached at