I place no blame upon MUS or the others; as they are just trying to keep their accreditation. It's the business responding to a government program. Businesses are having to do a lot of that these days in many areas. I will just choose to not use the newer TG, as I always buy used and only purchase new workbooks, that's all. The info. Tristan and a couple of others have posted is also what I read a few months ago; minor changes, not a complete overhaul.
It's true that states have lost much of their 10 Amendment sovereignty and are financially indebted due to that-there is a great entanglement; however, some states are trying to pull themselves out of the mess they gotten themselves into. Many states are moving very strongly against CC, as CC by-passed the state legislatures- at least in Ga. they did. We have a Senator who has already pushed forward legislation and our Lt. Gov. is behind it as well and momentum is rising among parents, since in Ga., the populace is generally more conservative and our Gov. is more resistant to federal controls than the previous one (this gov. voted against his own party when he voted against the first TARP under Bush, for example).
So I disagree that contacting your local reps. may be a fruitless endeavor; that depends upon the state, it's indebtedness, how it "leans" in the Assemblies, having reps. who are willing to stand up against their own party members, and the people's willingness to push on them, among other things. Same goes for any other area of continued federal pushes in other areas such as healthcare mandates, gun control attempts, etc.
The stronger the states are financially and the more vigilant and educated the people, the better position they are in to resist federal mandates and other unconstitutional entanglements.
On this page is a chart, scroll down to the right, which shows the degree with which various states are handling for or against CC: http://truthinamericaneducation.com/
Thank you Melissa for bringing to everyone's attention.