Thank you!

Thanks for all the support at yesterday’s RALLY & HEARING for HB 2292!

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There was a great turnout at the rally, great speakers in support or HB 2292 – including Dr. Mary Byrne and Ze’ev Wurman, and there were over 60 written testimonies submitted in support of HB 2292.  The House Education Committee heard the proponents of HB 2292 first, and then listened to the opponents.  No vote was taken in committee yesterday, and we do not have a scheduled time or date when/if that will happen – so please, keep emailing, calling and writing the House Education Committee, your own representative and senator, and Governor Brownback… NOW is the time to STOP COMMON CORE in Kansas!  

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TOPEKA – TODAY!

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We look forward to seeing you TODAY at the Capitol to SUPPORT HB 2292!

Please join Kansans Against Common Core and
Kansas Campaign for Liberty!

MONDAY, February 23, 2015
RALLY – Meet & Greet, and Speakers: 11:00am – 1:00pm
HEARING – House Education Committee: 1:00pm
Kansas State Capitol Building, Topeka, Kansas
First Floor Outside Room 112N.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING DETAILS: http://kshs.org/p/kansas-state-capitol-parking/11708

*Photo courtesy of Craig Campbell


If you can’t make it to Topeka, please continue to call and email the House Education Committee (copy & paste, print & share):
ron.highland@house.ks.gov, jerry.lunn@house.ks.gov, valdenia.winn@house.ks.gov, john.barker@house.ks.gov, tony.barton@house.ks.gov, sue.boldra@house.ks.gov, john.bradford@house.ks.gov, carolyn.bridges@house.ks.gov, rob.bruchman@house.ks.gov, diana.dierks@house.ks.gov, willie.dove@house.ks.gov, john.ewy@house.ks.gov, amanda.grosserode@house.ks.gov, dennis.hedke@house.ks.gov, nancy.lusk@house.ks.gov, charles.macheers@house.ks.gov, marc.rhoades@house.ks.gov, chuck.smith@house.ks.gov, ed.trimmer@house.ks.gov

Rep. Ron Highland, Chair – ron.highland@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7310
Rep. Jerry Lunn, Vice-Chair – jerry.lunn@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7675
Rep. Valdenia Winn – valdenia..winn@house.ks.gov 785-296-7657
Rep. John Barker – john.barker@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7674
Rep. Tony Barton – tony.barton@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7522
Rep. Sue Boldra – sue.boldra@house.ks.gov, 785-296-4683
Rep. John Bradford – john.bradford@house.ks.gov, 785 296-7653
Rep. Carolyn Bridges – carolyn.bridges@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7649
Rep. Rob Bruchman – rob.bruchman@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7644
Rep. Diana Dierks – diana.dierks@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7642
Rep. Willie Dove – willie.dove@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7658
Rep. John Ewy – john.ewy@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7105
Rep. Amanda Grosserode – amanda.grosserode@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7659
Rep. Dennis Hedke – dennis.hedke@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7699
Rep. Nancy Lusk – nancy.lusk@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7651
Rep. Charles Macheers – charles.macheers@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7675
Rep. Marc Rhoades – marc.rhoades@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7671
Rep. Charles Smith – chuck.smith@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7522
Rep. Ed Trimmer – ed.trimmer@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7122

THANK YOU!

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Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thanks for the continued emails and phone calls you have been sending to legislators.
Thank you for the posting and sharing of articles.
Thank you for standing up and speaking out!

Tomorrow will be a really important day in Topeka!
Please keep up the great work – legislators are listening.

Once again… “Please support HB 2292!”
HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE
(copy & paste – print & share)

ron.highland@house.ks.gov, jerry.lunn@house.ks.gov, valdenia.winn@house.ks.gov, john.barker@house.ks.gov, tony.barton@house.ks.gov, sue.boldra@house.ks.gov, john.bradford@house.ks.gov, carolyn.bridges@house.ks.gov, rob.bruchman@house.ks.gov, diana.dierks@house.ks.gov, willie.dove@house.ks.gov, john.ewy@house.ks.gov, amanda.grosserode@house.ks.gov, dennis.hedke@house.ks.gov, nancy.lusk@house.ks.gov, charles.macheers@house.ks.gov, marc.rhoades@house.ks.gov, chuck.smith@house.ks.gov, ed.trimmer@house.ks.gov

Rep. Ron Highland, Chair – ron.highland@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7310
Rep. Jerry Lunn, Vice-Chair – jerry.lunn@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7675
Rep. Valdenia Winn – valdenia..winn@house.ks.gov 785-296-7657
Rep. John Barker – john.barker@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7674
Rep. Tony Barton – tony.barton@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7522
Rep. Sue Boldra – sue.boldra@house.ks.gov, 785-296-4683
Rep. John Bradford – john.bradford@house.ks.gov, 785 296-7653
Rep. Carolyn Bridges – carolyn.bridges@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7649
Rep. Rob Bruchman – rob.bruchman@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7644
Rep. Diana Dierks – diana.dierks@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7642
Rep. Willie Dove – willie.dove@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7658
Rep. John Ewy – john.ewy@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7105
Rep. Amanda Grosserode – amanda.grosserode@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7659
Rep. Dennis Hedke – dennis.hedke@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7699
Rep. Nancy Lusk – nancy.lusk@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7651
Rep. Charles Macheers – charles.macheers@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7675
Rep. Marc Rhoades – marc.rhoades@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7671
Rep. Charles Smith – chuck.smith@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7522
Rep. Ed Trimmer – ed.trimmer@house.ks.gov, 785-296-7122

MONDAY – Rally and Hearing at the Capitol!

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Support HB 2292 to Repeal Common Core and
Return Local Control of Education to Kansas

This is your chance to be seen and heard!

Please join Kansans Against Common Core and
Kansas Campaign for Liberty!

MONDAY, February 23, 2015
RALLY – Meet & Greet, and Speakers: 11:00am – 1:00pm
HEARING – House Education Committee: 1:00pm
Kansas State Capitol Building, Topeka, Kansas
First Floor Outside Room 112N.

DIRECTIONS & PARKING DETAILS: http://kshs.org/p/kansas-state-capitol-parking/11708

*Buttons (3”) $4.00 each or 3 for $10
*T-shirts $10 – Men’s and Women’s sizes (blue with green apple)

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*Suggested donation (We are not in the fund raising business…we are in the STOP COMMON CORE business) ☺
Particulars: Things at the Capitol are subject to change, so do check back with us for any updates.

HEADS UP ON TESTING! Break Kite Day – October 28th

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Thanks to KACC mom, Courtney, for sharing this information!  Please take time to read, and click on the links to the KSDE documents for details. 

I was doing some other research today and stumbled across 2 important things. Please pass this along ASAP to those you know who care about state testing or have their kids opted out!

1. A testing schedule for this school year. Note how MANY there are and how much time it takes to give them. Then, think about how much time it takes to PREPARE for these exams.

2. Below you will see something interesting. They are having a “test run” of state testing on Oct. 28th.  Need to pass this along to EVERYONE.

From the document – Break Kite Day

PURPOSE
To test out the bandwidth of local buildings and the bandwidth and load balancers of CETE servers by simulating operational testing conditions during one school day.
ON OCTOBER 28TH
Students will be pre-assigned to the two tests associated with their grade level. All they will need to access the test is their user name and password. No ticket numbers are necessary. Schools should rotate students through computer labs all day Tuesday (if possible), asking them to take both tests, simulating, to the degree possible, a real testing day. (In full in attachment.)

Concerned about APUSH? Please contact the KS State Board of Education

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We recently posted current articles and information about the changes happening to APUSH.  There are local, grassroots efforts pushing back against this happening across the states.  In fact, Texas recently passed a resolution.  And a sample resolution to be adapted for use in other states can be found here: Georgia APUSH Resolution

Even though this is not specifically Common Core, it is an important issue in education.  We hope you will join us and take time to email the Kansas State Board of Education members with your concerns, and consider attending and speaking during the Citizen Open Forum at the upcoming Kansas BOE meeting on Tuesday, October 14, Topeka, KS (details below).

The agenda for the meeting on Tuesday includes:
k.  Act to continue contract with College Board to provide for Advance
Placement exam fees (scheduled for 4-4:10pm

Kansas State Board of Education members:

Mrs. Sally Cauble, Vice Chair, scauble@swko.net
Mrs. Deena Horst, deena@worldlinc.net
Ms. Carolyn L. Wims-Campbell, campbell4ksboe@gmail.com
Mrs. Janet Waugh, jwaugh1052@aol.com
Mr. Steve Roberts, mrxmath@gmail.com
Mr. Jim McNiece, nemprin@yahoo.com
Mr. Kenneth Willard, kwillard48@gmail.com
Mrs. Kathy Busch, kathy.busch@ymail.com
Mrs. Jana Shaver, Chairman, jshaver@cableone.net
Mr. John Bacon, jwmsbacon@aol.com
GROUP EMAIL LIST (copy & paste): scauble@swko.net, deena@worldlinc.net, campbell4ksboe@gmail.com, jwaugh1052@aol.com, mrxmath@gmail.com, nemprin@yahoo.com, kwillard48@gmail.com, kathy.busch@ymail.com, jshaver@cableone.net, jwmsbacon@aol.com

Details about speaking during the Citizen Open Forum:
– *arrive before 10am to sign-up to speak for 3 minutes during the open forum
*bring a dozen copies of your written statement for distribution to board members
– *Citizens’ Open Forum scheduled to begin at 10:30am.
– Location: All meetings will be held in the first floor Board Room (Suite 102) of the Landon State Office Building, 900 SW Jackson Street, Topeka, unless otherwise noted.  The Landon Building is located just east of the State Capitol.

Quick reminder – please be courteous and respectful in all forms of communication.

THANK YOU!

***If you would like to connect with others planning to attend, please email:***
rosy(at)kansansagainstcommoncore(dot)com OR lisa(at)kansansagainstcommoncore(dot)com

Read more here:
Texas State Education Board Passes Resolution to Stop Redesigned AP US History APUSH
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-Texas/2014/09/20/Texas-State-Education-Board-Passes-Resolution-to-Stop-Redesigned-AP-US-History-APUSH/

Georgia APUSH Resolution (Sample resolution that can be adapted for your state)

RNC Adopts Two Strong Education Resolutions

What do you know about APUSH?

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Please take time to inform yourself about the changes happening with APUSH,

and share with others!

LISTEN TO APUSH CONFERENCE CALL – recorded August 4, 2014:
http://georgia.stopcommoncore.com/APUSH-MP3_Format.html

  • Larry Krieger- Teacher of SAT classes for over 20 years and AP classes for over 35 years, specializing in AP U. S. History (APUSH).
  • Ken Mercer, Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) member who has been working aggressively to delay the rollout of the new APUSH Framework.
  • Jane Robbins- Attorney and a senior fellow with the American Principles Project in Washington, D.C.
  • – See more at: http://www.cwfa.org/resources-new-ap-anti-u-s-history-curriculum-framework/#sthash.o0yVbvvx.dpuf

New War Over High School U.S. HistoryAmericans are only just now waking up to a quiet but devastatingly effective effort to replace the teaching of traditional American history in our high schools with a new, centrally-controlled, and sharply left-leaning curriculum.

The College Board, the company that issues the SAT and the various Advanced Placement (AP) exams, has created an elaborate new framework for the AP U.S. History Exam that will effectively force nearly all American high schools, public and private, to transform the way they teach U.S. History.

The traditional emphasis on America’s founders and the principles of constitutional government will soon be jettisoned in favor of a left-leaning emphasis on race, gender, class, ethnicity, etc.

 

College Board’s AP U.S. History Ignores Valor and Sacrifice of America’s Military
About 500,000 of our nation’s most academically talented high school sophomores and juniors take APUSH. The College Board’s new Framework completely omits all American military commanders and notes just two battles – Gettysburg and Sherman’s March to the Sea. It totally neglects the valor and sacrifices of the American servicemen and women. Veterans and their families will be dismayed to learn that Washington does not cross the Delaware, William Travis (a South Carolina hero) does not defend the Alamo, and the GI’s do not liberate Europe.

How the College Board Politicized U.S. History
The College Board, the private company that produces the SAT test and the various Advanced Placement (AP) exams, has kicked off a national controversy by issuing a new and unprecedentedly detailed “Framework” for its AP U.S. History exam. This Framework will effectively force American high schools to teach U.S. history from a leftist perspective. The College Board disclaims political intent, insisting that the new Framework provides a “balanced” guide that merely helps to streamline the AP U.S. History course while enhancing teacher flexibility. Not only the Framework itself, but the history of its development suggests that a balanced presentation of the American story was not the College Board’s goal.

The Brightest American Kids Are Still Set To Learn Anti-American History
One of the earliest justifications for changes to this and a host of other AP classes, was to simplify them so teachers didn’t have to cram so much material into classes. Drastically expanded outlines do the opposite. The second major bone to chew has been the content of this bloated document. The Republican National Committee passed a resolution Friday decrying that the makeover “reflects a radically revisionist view of American history that emphasizes negative aspects of our nation’s history while omitting or minimizing the positive aspects.” It followed an August 4 open letter opposing the changes, which anyone can sign. The last two probably put a bee in Coleman’s bonnet.

FOR MORE INFORMATION & ARTICLES:
http://www.cwfa.org/resources-new-ap-anti-u-s-history-curriculum-framework/