This Week in Kansas – Dr. Chappell talks CC, data collection and opting out of testing

Dr. Walt Chappell was recently on This Week in Kansas.

Watch the video by visiting the site below and clicking on the August 25th show on the upper right side. Start watching at 46:00 and hear Dr. Chappell discuss student data, data mining and privacy issues related to Common Core and SBAC. He also talks about the Common Core & Year End Standardized Testing Opt Out Form.

OPT OUT FORM

Opt Out FAQ

Common Core Testing Opt-Out FAQ

Earlier this week, we posted the Common Core & Year End Standardized Testing OPT OUT FORM.

Many of you have downloaded this form, and some of you have already completed it and taken it to your child’s school.  We have only had positive responses so far, and we are being told that schools are being respectful of your concerns as parents and your choice to opt out. 

And to provide you with more information we’ve also just posted a Common Core Testing Opt Out FAQ by Dr. Walt Chappell.  Please read it, download and share it along with the OPT OUT FORM. 

Please join us at the State Board of Education meeting next Tuesday, August 13  to speak at the Citizen’s Open Forum at 10:30am about data collection, data-mining, standardized testing and ending Common Core in Kansas.  The meeting starts at 10am, but please arrive early to sign up to speak for 3 minutes.

Tonight & Tomorrow – Common Core Presentations in KS

Thursday, July 11th – Common Core Presentation – Southeast Kansas Conservative Group at 6:15pm
Homer Cole Community Center,  3003 N Joplin, Pittsburg, Kansas
Learn more about Common Core! Thursday night meeting on July 11th at 6:15pm with Dr. Walt Chappell and Kansas Rep. John Bradford.

Event information on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/324705620995627/

Friday, July 12th – Common Core Presentation – Topeka 9/12 Group at 5:3opm
Annie’s Restaurant, 4014 SW Gage Center Dr  Topeka, KS
The Topeka 9/12 group will have their monthly meeting on the Common Core.  July 12th 5:30pm @ Annie’s restaurant, Gage Center.  Megan King, Kansans Against Common Core, will be presenting, followed by Rep. Lynn Jenkins discussing current legislation in Washington.

Event information on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/356886454437818/

Photos from the Common Core presentation on Tuesday

It was nice to see a good turnout of people wanting to learn more about Common Core at the meeting hosted by the Conservative Republicans of Southern Johnson County.  Thank you to a friend who shared these pictures.

Dr. Chappell speaking to guests about Common Core.

Dr. Chappell speaking to guests about Common Core.

Rep. Bradford speaking to guests about Common Core.

Rep. Bradford speaking to guests about Common Core.

Megan King, mother and Kansans Against Common Core co-founder speaking to guests.

Megan King, mother and Kansans Against Common Core co-founder speaking to guests.