We recently posted current articles and information
about the changes happening to APUSH. There are local, grassroots efforts pushing back against this happening across the states. In fact, Texas recently passed a resolution
. And a sample resolution to be adapted for use in other states can be found here: Georgia APUSH Resolution
Even though this is not specifically Common Core, it is an important issue in education. We hope you will join us and take time to email the Kansas State Board of Education members with your concerns, and consider attending and speaking during the Citizen Open Forum at the upcoming Kansas BOE meeting on Tuesday, October 14, Topeka, KS (details below).
k. Act to continue contract with College Board to provide for Advance
Placement exam fees (scheduled for 4-4:10pm
Mrs. Sally Cauble, Vice Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Deena Horst, email@example.com
Ms. Carolyn L. Wims-Campbell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Janet Waugh, email@example.com
Mr. Steve Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Jim McNiece, email@example.com
Mr. Kenneth Willard, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Kathy Busch, email@example.com
Mrs. Jana Shaver, Chairman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. John Bacon, email@example.com
GROUP EMAIL LIST (copy & paste): firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Details about speaking during the Citizen Open Forum:
– *arrive before 10am to sign-up to speak for 3 minutes during the open forum
– *bring a dozen copies of your written statement for distribution to board members
– *Citizens’ Open Forum scheduled to begin at 10:30am.
– Location: All meetings will be held in the first floor Board Room (Suite 102) of the Landon State Office Building, 900 SW Jackson Street, Topeka, unless otherwise noted. The Landon Building is located just east of the State Capitol.
Quick reminder – please be courteous and respectful in all forms of communication.
***If you would like to connect with others planning to attend, please email:***
rosy(at)kansansagainstcommoncore(dot)com OR lisa(at)kansansagainstcommoncore(dot)com
Georgia APUSH Resolution (Sample resolution that can be adapted for your state)
We are currently working hard to connect as many CC fighters across the state as possible. The Kansas legislature returns to Topeka on January 12th and we need your help to STOP COMMON CORE!
Please message us and get connected with others working hard to
STOP COMMON CORE across the state!
OCTOBER – Articles & Updates
- Un-Common, Not Core – by Cynthia Walker “The reform mathematicians who put together Common Core are ignoring cognitive development. My Common Core pre-algebra students are hurried through the arithmetic review and taught the coordinate system. They graph lines and parabolas. They do transformations, exponents (including zero and negative exponents), and a truly horrendous percentage of percentage problems. The homework can be finished in an hour if the student’s parents can afford to hire a BS mechanical engineer to sit at his elbow and remind him when he takes a wrong turn. Otherwise, he is up ’til midnight. Students work hard at tasks beyond their strength; they flounder; they fail; they learn that math is no fun.”
“This is a post from Stop Common Core in Mississippi on Facebook that currently has over 1,200 shares.
Is this happening in your state?”
“As with most initiatives created by those convinced government is smarter than individuals, this system is predicated on the notion that nationalization is the only way to create a level playing field for all involved. Teachers can’t be expected to help ALL students equally, but a federal mandates will solve that problem nicely.
NONE OF THIS IS AMERICAN. None of it. As Phyllis Schlafly explains,
Designed on the German system, the Tucker plan is to train children in specific jobs to serve the workforce and the global economy instead of to educate them so they can make their own life choices.“
Kansas City – Saturday October 5, 2013
North Kansas City Community Center 1-6:00*
Register to attend TODAY!
- The History of Common Core Standards – How Did We Get Here?
- High Quality Standards For Everyone? Not so much. What about special needs kids? How could
- CC harm early learners?
- Testing Testing Testing
- Data Collection – The government wants to know everything about your children. How can you protect their privacy?
- What are your rights according to Missouri state law? How can you begin to assert those rights?
- What is happening at the federal level when it comes to Common Core, Data Collection and state’s rights to control education
- The future of education in Missouri – a common sense approach based on local assertion of rights already granted by our constitution and legislature.
There will be break out sessions for various interest groups to network with other grassroots activists.
School Board Members – Know your rights as a School Board member. Compare experiences and network with other board members who are trying to get their district out of the public/private system of common standards.
Grassroots Activists – For parents, taxpayers, teachers, legislators. We’ll talk about everything in our activist kit, answer questions and get you networking.
Non-Public Schools (Catholic/Private/Home Schools) – Whether or not CC is in or coming to your school, you need to know what to watch for and how to keep the quality education you are paying for or providing.
Learn more and receive your Grassroots Action Kit with everything you need to inform people in your district about Common Core and data collection.
Don’t wait for government to hand you back control. Take back the control that has been yours all along.