Please consider attending this event if you are curious about the reasons many folks are opposed to the Common Core State Standards initiative. Common Core is not just something that impacts public schools; most private schools have already adopted Common Core, have plans to, or will be forced to in the coming years. Many of the claims made by Common Core supporters will be addressed by this Forum. If you are on the fence or unaware of What Common core is, this event is for you. For a few hours of your time and for about the price of a movie ticket you can inform yourself about how Common Core was conceptualized, who are the true creators and supporters of this, and the lack of educator input and endorsement of these “standards”. You will also learn about the expensive, intrusive and testing and data collections tied to PARCC and Pearson, the financial incentives corporations have for promoting this agenda and making it work and you will be able to network with other parents and community leaders to discuss how Common Core has already impacted your kids and what you can do to put a stop to it.
Here are the details. . .
ARE YOU A PARENT, EDUCATOR OR CITIZEN CONCERNED ABOUT THE CCSS INITIATIVE?
THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU!
FEB. 20, 2014 * 6PM
COMMON CORE FORUM
PLEASE share with your distribution list. This forum was scheduled to coincide with the start of our 2014 Louisiana legislative session. The forum panelists will not only address the basics of Common Core, but will also educate the attendees on some of the deeper issues that need to be discussed. We need to know the facts on many facets related to Common Core in order to effectively communicate with legislators and neighbors. The forum will help educate many and hopefully build enthusiasm to join our fight for educational freedom now and for future generations of American children.
“If education has become – as Common Core openly declares – preparation for work in a global economy, then this situation is far worse than Common Core critics ever anticipated. And the concerns about cost, and quality, and yes, even the constitutionality of Common Core, pale in comparison to the concerns for the hearts, minds, and souls of American children.” Dr. Daniel Copeland – Hillsdale College Jun 2013.
Common Core FORUM
GETTING DOWN TO THE “CORE” – IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT STANDARDS
PARENTS, EDUCATORS AND CITIZENS CONCERNED ABOUT THE CCSS INITIATIVE
MASTER OF CEREMONIES: TREY ROBERTS (FORMER HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY TEACHER)
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This event will feature national speakers and leaders on this topic including members of the CCSS validation committee that did not sign off on it.
Dr. James Milgram Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
Dr. Sandra Stotsky Professor of Education, University of Arkansas
(Both Dr. Milgram and Stotsky were members of the Validation Committee for the Common Core State Standards Initiative)
James Stergios Exe. Director of Pioneer Institute; highlights the numerous conflicts of interest that have riddled advocates of the Common Core.
Jane Robbins Senior Fellow for American Principles Project- Jane discusses the Common Core Standards, looking at their origins, the federal and private interests behind their creation, and the threat they represent to parents’ and teachers’ voice in what their children are learning.
Emmett McGroarty Exe.Director of the Preserve Innocence Initiative at the American Principles Project. Emmett McGroarty speaks about the national effort to stop Common Core.
Dr. Terrence Moore Professor of history at Hillsdale College; “Literature is the study of human nature. If we dissect it in this meaningless way, kids not only do not become college and career ready, they don’t even have a love of learning; they don’t even have an understanding of their fellow men. The thing that bothers me more than anything else is found on page number one of the introduction. That says that Common Core is a living work. That means that the thing that you vote on today could be something different tomorrow, and five years from now it is completely unrecognizable.”
We hope that you, your friends, relatives and neighbors will join us on February 20, 2014 @ 6PM for a very important presentation on Common Core. Crossfire Auditorium 8919 World Ministry Ave, BATON ROUGE, LA
Please feel free to share this invitation with your school board members, school Superintendent, and State Representative and Senator.
The price of the ticket is:
$10.00 Early Bird.
$20.00 Tickets at the door (SOLD UP TO CAPACITY)
Ticket purchase is final and are non-refundable.
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If you are unable to attend and would like to give a DONATION to help with expenses, it would be greatly appreciated. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your pledge.
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Hosted by: CONCERNED PARENTS AGAINST THE CCSS INITIATIVE
Common Core opponents include, as entire institutions or representatives from them; the American Principles Project, Americans for Prosperity, the Badass Teachers Association, the Brookings Institution, the Cato Institute, Class Size Matters, Eagle Forum, Freedom Works, the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, the Goldwater Institute, the Heartland Institute, the Heritage Foundation, Hillsdale College, the Hoover Institute, Notre Dame University, the National Association of Scholars, the Pioneer Institute, Stanford University, United Opt-Out, and leaders from Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell to a coalition of Catholic university scholars and teachers’ union darling Diane Ravitch. These organizations’ flavors range from constitutionalist to libertarian to liberal. The people making the noise are regular moms, dads, and grandparents, but they’re backed up by organizations with intellectual chops.