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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Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about Common Core (Kansas College & Career Ready Standards).
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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/

The latest Common Core articles…

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The Common Core bait-and-switch, funded by your taxes – Joy Pullmann
Common Core supporters know many voters and politicians dislike federal meddling with education, because it is not authorized by the Constitution, is utterly ineffective and destroys the right of parents to bring up their children as they see fit.

Not with my child you won’t!
Common Core Standards are completely untested experimentally yet are being inflicted on virtually every student in the entire U.S. from K-12 with NO PREVIOUS TESTING. This is an egregious violation of basic ethics and good science and shows the developers’ absolute disregard or ignorance of potential harms to children. The EPA conducts more testing for the food dyes in Kool-Aid than has been conducted on Common Core which kids will live with for 8 hours a day for 12 years.

Senators Stand Up to Obama and Duncan’s Common Core in D.C
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) will introduce a resolution strongly denouncing the Obama Administration’s coercion of states into adopting Common Core State Standards by conferring preferences in federal grants and flexibility waivers.  The resolution is co-sponsored by Senators Tim Scott (R-South Carolina), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi), Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi), and Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming).

Standardized Absurdity: A Preview of Common Core Testing, Part 1 – Dr. Terrence Moore
Let’s put the Common Core to the test. Specifically, let’s look at a pilot standardized examination created by Smarter Balanced, one of the two testing consortia formed to create exams aligned to the Common Core, the educational regimen that prevails in forty-five states in the nation.

How Common Core Devalues Great Literature – Anthony Esolen
The Common Corers get things exactly backwards. You do not read The Wind in the Willows so that you can gain some utilitarian skill for handling “text.”  If anything, we want our children to gain a little bit of linguistic maturity so that they can read The Wind in the Willows.  That is the aim.

Anti-Common Core Lawsuit Filed in Utah
In this instance a child in Alpine School District who is very bright and academically advanced, was prevented from advancing to his appropriate skill level and has been psychologically damaged as a result of the public education system’s insistence on pounding square pegs into round holes to make all children common. Common Core hurts children both at the upper and lower end of the learning spectrum by forcing them to advance at the pace of the group. It is true conveyor belt education in the worst possible way.

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*NEW* VIDEO PRESENTATIONS

WATCH:
Paul Schwartz, Data Specialist and Kansas Dad, shares his concerns about data and Common Core.

WATCH:
Dr. Mary Byrne discusses the background, development and implementation of Common Core State Standards.