Upcoming Events – February & March

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Don’t miss one of these opportunities to grab a friend and attend an event to learn more about Common Core (Kansas College & Career Ready Standards).  Make sure to visit our UPCOMING EVENTS page often, and sign-up for our email UPDATES.

If you are interested in hosting a meeting and are looking for someone to present about Common Core, please email kristin(at)kansansagainstcommoncore(dot)com.  We will do our best to help find someone to speak at your event.  We want to help inform and connect as many Kansans as possible!

FEBRUARY 2014

  • Wednesday, February 26th – Common Core Standards Presentation (Leavenworth)

  • Thursday, February 27th – Johnson County Townhall: Setting the Record Straight on Common Core (Olathe)

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Wednesday, February 26th at 6pm

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A free, public presentation on Common Core State Standards, a new educational approach in Kansas, is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Feb 26 in the Jahn Room at Leavenworth Public Library, 427 Spruce St. The room accommodates 45 people.

The Kansas chapter of the Conservative Party of the USA is the event sponsor.

Facebook event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/478576158920612/

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Thursday, February 27 at 7pm

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The town hall will be held at the Indian Creek Community Church in Olathe on Thursday, February 27th, at 7 p.m. The doors will open at 6:30pm.

Speakers for the event include Paul Schwartz, a concerned parent and IT professional, and Mike Jones, a concerned father of seven kids. There will be a time for questions and answers at the end.

In addition to walking away with a better understanding of Common Core, you will learn a variety of ways that you can personally get involved and make a difference. Remember, Common Core is not a “left” or “right” issue; it is non-partisan and the effects will be felt across our nation now and into the future.

– The standards are of poor quality and put our children two years behind those of high performing nations.

– They substitute classic literature for drab informational text at a time when our children need to be reading more classic literature to prepare for college.

– The standards are age inappropriate in grade k-3 according to child psychologist across the nation.

– Data privacy issues with the Data being collected.

Facebook event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/651226921603082/

MARCH 2014

  • Monday, March 3rd at 6pm – Common Core – Do you know the real truth? (Lawrence, KS) *Details below.

  • Thursday, March 13th at 7pm – Is Our Children’s Right to Privacy being Infringed Upon? (Mound City, KS) *Details below.

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MONDAY, MARCH 3 at 6pm

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Common Core – Do you know the real truth?
Monday, March 3 at 6pm
Presented by the Douglas County Republican Party

Famous Dave’s – Lawrence, KS

Guest speakers:
Rep. Willie Dove, Kansas Representative for the 38th District
Megan King, parent and co-founder Kansans Against Common Core
Paul Schwartz, parent and IT professional
For more details and to REGISTER visit: http://dgcountygop.org/ai1ec_event/common-core-do-you-know-the-real-truth/?instance_id=3424

Facebook event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1399059623687079/

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Thursday, March 13 at 7pm

Is Our Children’s Right to Privacy being Infringed Upon?

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THURSDAY, MARCH 13th from 7-9pm
BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY CENTER
310 MAIN STREET
MOUND CITY, KANSAS

COMMON CORE STANDARDS DATA MINING AND KANSAS LEGISLATIVE UPDATES
FEATURED SPEAKER: PAUL SCHWARTZ, KANSAS DATA MINING EXPERT, COMMUNICATOR, VETERAN AND FATHER

SPONSORED BY THE LINN COUNTY TEA PARTY – Light Refreshments Served

Facebook event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/713007005397031/

SUPPORT HB 2621 – Please contact the House Education Committee

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We need your help today, please, to make several quick phone calls to save Kansas children from a dumbed-down curriculum; to make a critical defense of the United States and Kansas constitutions; and to pushback against federal expansion.  The House Education Committee members will be hearing HB 2621 on Wednesday, February 19 at 1:15pm, and we need HB 2621 to pass out of the committee.

  • The Kansas Board of Education adopted the national K-12 Common Core standards in English and math in 2010 in order to score points on a federal grant competition…a competition we did not even win….money we did not get!
  • As a result we now have the Common Core standards (Kansas College and Career Ready Standards), and they are of poor quality:
    • They fail to prepare students for studies in science, technology, engineering and math.  They put our students two years behind their peers in high-performing countries by eighth grade, and they are even worse for high school.
    • In English language arts, the Common Core severely de-emphasizes the study of classic literature in favor of drab and simplistic “informational” texts.  It does this despite the fact that the overwhelming evidence is that children should be reading more, not less, classic literature.
    • Prominent child psychiatrists and psychologists have heavily criticized the standards as being age-inappropriate for young children.
  • The Kansas State Board of Education also adopted the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in June 2013.  The NGSS standards fail to prepare children for college science courses.
  • Kansas needs to reclaim its authority over education.  It needs to get out of the standards and develop world class standards that the Kansans control.
  • The state legislature can do this with passage of a simple law.

Please call the members of the House Education Committee listed below, and respectfully tell them to support HB 2621.  They need to help lead Kansas out of the Common Core this session.

If you can only make a few phone calls, here are the most important representatives to contact:

Rep. Ward Cassidy, Vice-Chair (785-296-7616) ward.cassidy@house.ks.gov
Rep. Sue Boldra (785-296-4683)  sue.boldra@house.ks.gov
Rep. John Ewy (785- 296-7105) john.ewy@house.ks.gov
Rep. Amanda Grosserode (785- 296-7659)  amanda.grosserode@house.ks.gov
Rep. Kelly Meigs (785-296-7656)  kelly.meigs@house.ks.gov

If you can contact more, here are the rest of the members:

House Education Committee

Rep. Kasha Kelley,  Chair (785-296-7671) kasha.kelley@house.ks.gov

Rep. Ed Trimmer, Ranking Minority Member (785-296-7122) ed.trimmer@house.ks.gov
Rep. John Bradford (785-296-7653)  john.bradford@house.ks.gov
Rep. Carolyn Bridges (785-296-7646) carolyn.bridges@house.ks.gov
Rep. Diana Dierks (785-296-7642) diana.dierks@house.ks.gov
Rep. Willie Dove (785-296-7670) willie.dove@house.ks.gov
Rep. Shanti Gandhi (785-296-7672) shanti.gandhi@house.ks.gov
Rep. Dennis Hedke (785-296-7699) dennis.hedke@house.ks.gov
Rep. Ron Highland (785-296-7310)  ron.highland@house.ks.gov
Rep. Roderick Houston (785-296-7652) roderick.houston@house.ks.gov
Rep. Jerry Lunn (785-296-7675) jerry.lunn@house.ks.gov
Rep. Nancy Lusk (785-296-7651)  nancy.lusk@house.ks.gov
Rep. Melissa Rooker (785-296-7686)  melissa.rooker@house.ks.gov
Rep. Valdenia Winn (785-296-7657) valdenia.winn@house.ks.gov

COMMITTEE EMAILS:
kasha.kelley@house.ks.gov, ward.cassidy@house.ks.gov, ed.trimmer@house.ks.gov, sue.boldra@house.ks.gov, john.bradford@house.ks.gov, carolyn.bridges@house.ks.gov, diana.dierks@house.ks.gov, willie.dove@house.ks.gov, john.ewy@house.ks.gov, shanti.gandhi@house.ks.gov, amanda.grosserode@house.ks.gov, dennis.hedke@house.ks.gov, ron.highland@house.ks.gov, roderick.houston@house.ks.gov, jerry.lunn@house.ks.gov, nancy.lusk@house.ks.gov, kelly.meigs@house.ks.gov, melissa.rooker@house.ks.gov, valdenia.winn@house.ks.gov

It is time for citizens to once again direct government.

We must push back against special interests and federal expansion.  Please help do that.

Thank you!