End Common Core – what you can do NOW UPDATE!

by:  Diane Benjamin

I could post Common Core lessons all day long that are meant to indoctrinate your kids.  The math takes 5 times longer because they created ways to “make kids think”, parents call it atrocious.

Indiana just passed a law to END Common Core for good:  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/indiana-quits-common-core-for-good/article_41f908de-da51-525c-b467-2a95f1758693.html

From Springfield, Il – they re-wrote the 2nd amendment!  http://eagnews.org/middle-school-assignment-second-amendment-requires-gun-registration/

Update:  Springfield superintendent refuses to remove the material from classrooms:  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/03/24/listen-to-superintendent-explain-why-he-refuses-to-remove-workbook-with-outrageous-definition-of-second-amendment/

 

Here’s the good part, Rep Dwight Kay is holding a hearing.  If you can’t attend, create a witness slip.

Click here:  http://my.ilga.gov/WitnessSlip/Create/76899?committeeHearingId=11639&LegislationId=76899&HCommittees-page=1&GridCurrentCommittees-page=2

Directions for completing the slip:

  •          “Part I Identification” – In the space that asks if you represent a “Firm/Business/or Agency”, enter “none”.

o   In the next space asking for your “Title”, insert “citizen”.

  •          “Part II Representation” may be left blank; and
  •          ”Part III Position” click the box for “proponent”, i.e. supporter of the resolution.
  •          “Part IV Testimony” – check the box “Record of Appearance Only”.
  •          Next fill in the verification text as it appears in the box;
  •          Click on the “I Agree . . . “ box; and
  •          Finally, click on the “Create(Slip)” button.

 

More from Representative Kay:

Representative Kay’s Legislation to Delay Common Core –Hearing  is This Wednesday-NEED MANY TO ATTEND-PLEASE SHARE INFO With others who oppose Common Core—URGENT 


 Location time and details below– Please attend this hearing if you possibly can–Having many there may make a difference in the outcome on this legislation that Rep. Kay has proposed to delay Common Core in Illinois until it is FULLY EXAMINED on:

  • the true costs for the State and for School Districts,
  • the actual Standards, documentation of the materials,
  • and other unknown aspects of the Common Core plan.

IT JUST MAKES SENSE TO KNOW WHAT WE ARE REALLY GETTING IN TO BEFORE SO MUCH MONEY IS SPENT ON AN UNTRIED AND CONTROVERSIAL PROGRAM.  Rep. Kay’s legislation is the logical approach before spending so much money.

Many of you have been very thankful that Rep. Kay introduced this, now we need to help get it out of committee so it can be addressed by the Illinois legislature.  Please forward this to others who share your concern on Common Core. 
Mary Thurman–619-550-5751

Common Core will affect ALL schools and Illinois Students- public, private, home-schooled- because all materials will have to be changed for students to take the college entrance exams successfully, among other factors. 

Notice From Rep. Kay’s office:

Rep. Kay will be presenting House Resolution 543 this Wednesday.  Kay’s resolution urges the Illinois State Board of Education to delay the implementation of Common Core Standards until a study is conducted showing the costs associated with Common Core.
Location of Hearing:  The hearing will be held on Wednesday, March 26th, 8:00 a.m. in room D-1 of the Stratton building located at 401 S. Spring Street in Springfield.

To create a witness slip in support of Rep. Kay’s bill to delay the implementation of Common Core, click here.

 

In 2010, Illinois became one of 48 states to opt for Common Core by accepting federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and through the Race to the Top Initiative of the Federal Government.  Over the next few years the Common Core Standards, which are largely untested in the United States, will substantively change the educational standards for students in Illinois, thus affecting every teacher and student in the state.
The only substantive cost analysis of the implementation of the Common Core Standards was conducted by the Pioneer Institute, a non-partisan, privately funded research organization which estimates the financial impact for Illinois to be close to $773 million over seven years.  Moreover, there are many school districts which lack the technology, infrastructure and funding needed to purchase new textbooks and computers in order to comply with Common Core.

 

According to Rep. Kay, “Even local school officials I have spoken to oppose this new program.  With each new administration, there is always a new proposal that is sold as the latest and best way to educate our children.  Without a doubt improving our education system by implementing new technology in the classroom is imperative and crucial to making our next generation competitive in the workforce and global economy. However, until our state can meet its current obligations to our schools, I urge the State Board of Education to delay the implementation of Common Core.”

 

 

 

 

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