Last month I wrote the article Common Core Education in Mississippi that pointed out valid problems and concerns with Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In addition to untested and unproven standards, also identified was immoral curriculum and the violation of parental and student’s right to privacy and religious freedom. My conclusion called for halting any further implementation of Common Core and related parts such as the PARCC annual school performance assessment.I received great response from educators, parents, grandparents and concerned taxpayers all over the state. I also received a letter via email from the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) that I made “glaring allegations” and “unfounded criticisms” in my article. After I examined the MDE’s claims, none of them were valid and most allegations were based on straw man fallacies when an accuser takes another person’s original position and distorts it in such a way to make and then attack a misrepresentation of the facts. Below I state two MDE claims and a response.