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/

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

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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.
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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?

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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.