WEDNESDAY: Rally at the Capitol!

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We apologize for the short notice, but hope you will still find time to join us in as we meet and rally in support of HB 2621 before the House Education Committee hearing at 1:15pm.

WEDNESDAY, February 19th
First floor of the Capitol – North
11-11:30am – Meet & Greet
11:30am – Welcome
11:45am – Presentations and Discussion
1:15pm – Hearing for HB 2621

We will have buttons, signs and information.

* Please bring your own snacks  – no food will be provided.

And we want to hear from you!
We plan to have short presentations,
by those attending that would like to speak.

If you need more information and directions for the Capitol
please visit: http://kshs.org/p/kansas-state-capitol-parking/11708

MONDAY – February 17th – Do you know the real TRUTH about Common Core?

NEXT MONDAY!

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about Common Core (Kansas College & Career Ready Standards).
Please share with family and friends!

Do you know the real TRUTH about Common Core?
Monday, February 17th at 7:00pm

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Antioch Library
8700 Shawnee Mission Pkwy
Merriam, KS 66202
*Note from the Library: Besides the library’s parking lot, parking is available behind Taco Bell and to the larger lot west of Taco Bell.

Speakers:
Megan King—the history and truth of Common Core and its impact on our children and their education
Megan is a Preschool Teacher, resides in Lawrence with her husband and three sons. In 2011, while researching a new grading system in her son’s middle school, she stumbled upon the Common Core Initiative. Because of what she found, she hasn’t slept well since and now homeschools two of her children. Megan is a co-founder of Kansans Against Common Core and is working diligently to inform Kansas citizens of the truth about Common Core and the grassroots effort to repeal it.

Paul Schwartz—data collection and concerns with Common Core
Paul is a Computer Consultant, was a U.S. Air Force Intelligence Analyst for six years and a Subject Matter Expert for IBM, EMC, and now the healthcare industry. He has over 20 years of Corporate IT experience in security and compliance and has consulted for the top companies on the Fortune 500 list with regards to their security and compliance requirements. Paul has worked numerous security incidences as well as led remediation efforts after security compromises. He has also consulted on several states’ Student Privacy bills. He is a concerned husband and father and resides with his family in the Olathe School District.

Facebook event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1400731303519877/

Updates & Articles – February 1

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ARTICLES:
Senator Roberts Introduces Bill to Block Federal Intrusion on State Education Decisions
Kansans Against Common Core leaders Kristin George and Megan King applauded the legislation saying, “We support efforts to stop Common Core, and reclaim local control of education in Kansas.  We appreciate Senator Roberts introducing legislation to limit the federal overreach in education, and we urge Kansas legislators to follow his example in restoring local control.”

Michelle Malkin – School Choice and Common Core: Mortal Enemies
Homeschool mom of six and blogger Karen Braun of Michigan sees the threat to her choice, too. Her trenchant message: “True school choice allows a parent to choose any school that meets their child’s needs, not just those that adopt Common Core State standards and assessments.”

What the heck is a 21st Century Skill – Missouri Education Watchdog
It has been a long hard search, but I have finally found what a 21st century skill is. Up until now all I could get was the “But it goes to 11.” Spinal Tap answer.

What’s in a name? Trouble, if it’s Common Core – Washington Post
***PLEASE READ! And remember that Kansas College and Career Ready Standards and Common Core Standards are the SAME!  We know better… just changing the name of Common Core will NOT be enough. We have taken the time to research and learn the facts. It is much more than a name or “just standards” – the entire package MUST be addressed.

New York Teachers turn on Common Core – Politico
The board of the New York state teachers union this weekend unanimously withdrew its support for the Common Core standards as they have been implemented — a major blow for Common Core advocates who have been touting support from teachers as proof that the standards will succeed in classrooms nationwide.

A Formal Response to the CCSSO Letter on Student Data Privacy – Truth in American Education
36 groups in 26 states co-signed this letter written by Dr. Karen Effrem, President of Education Liberty Watch and co-founder of the Florida Stop Common Core Coalition, in response to a letter that members of the Council of Chief State School Officers sent to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

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THANK YOU to everyone who joined us at the Capitol during January.  It was a great experience!  Concerned Kansans from Dodge City to Olathe came to visit with legislators.  We also appreciate everyone taking time to write, email, call and tweet!  Please continue these efforts.  Our voices are being heard.
STOP Common Core (Kansas College & Career Ready Standards) and reclaim Kansas education!

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February4

Do you know the real TRUTH about Common Core?

Alisa Ellis, Guest speaker
Megan King, Kansans Against Common Core

Tuesday, February 4th at 7pm

Antioch Library
Note from the Library:  Besides the library’s parking lot, parking is available behind Taco Bell and to the larger lot west of Taco Bell.
8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Merriam, KS  66202

Guest speaker, Alisa Ellis will speak on the history and truth of Common Core and its impact on our children and their education. READ MORE

Megan King is a Kansas mom, and co-founder of Kansans Against Common Core.  She will be presenting updates and information on the latest in the efforts to STOP Common Core (Kansas College & Career Ready Standards) in Kansas. READ MORE

February 4th – Do you know the real TRUTH about Common Core?

February4

Do you know the real TRUTH about Common Core?

Alisa Ellis, Guest speaker
Megan King, Kansans Against Common Core

Tuesday, February 4th at 7pm

Antioch Library
Note from the Library:  Besides the library’s parking lot, parking is available behind Taco Bell and to the larger lot west of Taco Bell.
8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Merriam, KS  66202

Guest speaker, Alisa Ellis will speak on the history and truth of Common Core and its impact on our children and their education.

Alisa Ellis is a mother of seven ranging from pre-K to 10th grade. She and her husband reside in Utah. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Family, Home and Social Sciences. In the Spring of 2011, she became concerned with apparent change in her children’s curricula which prompted her to spend countless hours researching Utah’s education grants, governing documents, and the detailed development of Common Core. She could not ignore what she discovered. Alisa is now asked to speak at public forums across the nation, Utah legislative meetings, radio appearances and more.

Megan King is a Kansas mom, and co-founder of Kansans Against Common Core.  She will be presenting updates and information on the latest in the efforts to STOP Common Core (Kansas College & Career Ready Standards) in Kansas.

*This meeting is being hosted and organized by a concerned group of parents taking action in the Kansas City area.  If you would like to contact them directly, or need more information we would be happy to put you in touch with them.

Email kristin@kansansagainstcommoncore.com or megan@kansansagainstcommoncore.com to be put in contact with other Kansans fighting Common Core (Kansas College & Career Ready Standards) in local communities across the state.