As you may already know, the Kansas Legislature has finished the session Unfortunately, Common Core and the Next Generation Science Standards were not repealed and replaced. We still have “Kansas College and Career Ready Standards”.
Please continue to share and speak out about Common Core with friends, family, neighbors, teachers, etc. Be factual and concise. Common Core IS more than standards, and this can make it very easy to get lost in the weeds. Start with the basics. Here are several good places to start:
Be involved in your local community! Speak with others, distribute literature, write an editorial for a newspaper, host an event, have an information table at a community festival or event, walk in a parade, attend local board meetings, run for the school board, attend town halls, contact Governor Brownback, contact your legislators, contact those running in the upcoming election cycle and know where they stand on Common Core, consider running for a position, contact your KS State Board of Education member, attend a KS State Board of Education meeting, consider running for the board…
Thank you all for the absolutely amazing amount of personal time and investment you have given to the fight to reclaim Kansas education. The session may be over, but the opposition to Common Core is only growing.
Kansans Against Common Core
Download sign-up sheet for a Day at the Capitol
We need you to start planning your road trip to Topeka NOW!
Put down the wrapping paper and the Christmas cards, and get out your January 2014 calendar.
The Kansas Legislature returns to Topeka for the start of the next session on Monday, January 13th –
and we need every Kansan opposed to Common Core to be there too!
We know how difficult it can be to take a day and make a trip to Topeka – especially for our friends out west – but nothing speaks to legislators, like having concerned Kansans walking around the Capitol, and stopping by offices.
We are asking you to take just one day out of your schedule to make a difference.
If you can two or three days – even better!
Please help us make our voices heard!
Meet us at the Capitol on one of these days:
January 14, 15 or 16
January 21, 22 or 23
We will also be sending out information with additional details, including directions and a simple guide to make stopping by to visit with your legislators, leadership, and education committee members as easy as possible. Look at your calendar, and then let us know when we can expect to see you at the Capitol.
Are you a group leader, active in an organization, or do you have a large contact list of friends and family?
If so, please help us spread the word and keep a sign-up list
, of names, emails and dates that you can share with us going forward for planning purposes. We have also created our Stop Common Core petition
in a document format for obtaining multiple signatures. You can also sign and share our petition online:
Sign! Sign! Sign!
See YOU in Topeka!