We are happy to share that we are in the process of sending surveys to primary candidates for the August 5th election. At this time, the surveys are being sent to candidates for the State Board of Education, the Kansas House of Representatives, and the Kansas Senate. We will begin posting results later next week.
*Kansans Against Common Core does not endorse candidates, but encourages all Kansans to be active and engaged – and VOTE! Please stay tuned for survey results, and share the information with friends and family.
Here are the survey questions being sent:
1. Contact Info – name, address, city/town, KS, ZIP/Postal code, email address, phone number
2. For what elected office are you running and under which party (if applicable)? Be very specific about the county, district, or seat.
3. Do you believe Common Core Standards (aka The Kansas College and Career Ready Standards) will prepare students to be college and career ready?
4. Do you believe it should be a parent’s right to opt out a student from the Common Core aligned high-stakes testing and also opt out a student from the State Longitudinal Database system that currently tracks all students without parental consent?
5. With regard to the federal Department of Education, do you support:
– Completely eliminating it
– Changing it to a small research and advisory council
– Leaving it the way it is
6. Do you support the removal of laws that interfere with a parent’s natural right to oversee every aspect of his child’s education, including curriculum, assessments, data tracking, teacher selection, school selection, etc.?
7. Do you believe Kansas should provide universal pre-K for all children?
8. With regards to your own research about Common Core (aka Kansas Career and Ready Standards), have you done:
– No research of my own
– Some research on my own (i.e. I asked around to a handful of teachers, parents, administrators)
– Substantial research of my own (i.e. I have actually read the Standards and their appendices as well as well as other published material on the subject.)
9. Do you have any questions about Common Core (aka Kansas Career and Ready Standards) or would you like to speak with any representative from Kansans Against Common Core?
10. If you want to clarify any of your responses, please do so here.