One week ago…
Kansans gathered at the Capitol in Topeka to rally in support of HB 2621, and to attend the House Education Committee hearing for the bill.
There were people who attended from Garden City, Hays, Salina, Wichita, Dodge City, Manhattan, Wichita, Pittsburg, Manhattan, Lawrence, Topeka, Olathe, Spring Hill, Lenexa, Shawnee, Gardner, Leawood, and many other locations. Kansans who took time off from work, found childcare, and covered travel expenses.
The room for the hearing was full, and the overflow went outside into the hall.
There were so many speakers, about 70 total with 30 supporting HB 2621, that time allowed for presenting testimony was limited to only 90 seconds. Those testifying did their best to make their messages as concise as possible. Excellent testimony was presented in opposition to Common Core (Kansas College and Career Ready Standards).
The time quickly passed, and the hearing was over. The bill was not discussed by the committee, and it was not voted on. That means there is still work to do! PLEASE:
Continue to contact the House Education Committee members and tell them to STOP Common Core and support HB 2621
Continue to contact your own Kansas Representative and Kansas Senator and tell them to STOP Common Core and support HB 2621
Continue to contact the Governor’s Office
AND PLEASE – Continue to share the truth about Common Core (Kansas College and Career Ready Standards) with friends, family, neighbors, etc. It is so important to encourage others to get involved at the local level!