Common Core Meetings

Posted: October 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

If you are concerned at all about Common Core, you might want to catch one the upcoming meetings. Here’s an email from The Eagle Forum: (My apologies for the formatting. It wouldn’t copy correctly)

Missouri Education Standards OR Common Core?
Let’s Promote Local Control of Education!
Dear Eagle Forum Friends,

Last May, a new Missouri law created academic work groups to develop Missouri’s K-12 academic standards. Two sets of meetings have already been completed, but the third set of meetings will begin on Monday October 20. Speak up and help us to raise public awareness!

Developing Missouri’s own academic standards is one of the most important things that will happen in Missouri this year!

A series of special events have been planned to allow Missouri voices to be heard on K-12 academic standards. Next week, Dr. Sandra Stotsky is coming to Missouri to speak about academic standards.
Dr. Stotsky is Prof. Emerita of the University of Arkansas, and one of the members of the Common Core Validation Committee who would not sign off on the Common Core standards in English because the “standards” would not prepare students for post-secondary education. Dr. Stotsky has extensive experience evaluating academic standards.
Please come to these events:
Monday, October 20, Jefferson City, MO
12 noon, state Capitol Hearing Room 2
     *8:30 to 9:00 am: You are invited to greet work group members with signs and flyers reminding them that Missouri does not want Common Core. The times and locations of all eight work group meetings appears below at the end of this message.
     *11:30 am: Doors open in Hearing Room 2 in the basement of the Capitol building. Please arrive early to reserve a seat. Lunches may be carried in. Be prepared to answer questions from the press.
     *Noon to 1:00 pm: Dr. Stotsky will speak about her experience as a member of the Common Core Validation Committee. Q & A will follow.
Tuesday, October 21, Sikeston, MO at 7:00 pm
Miner Convention Center
2610 E Malon Ave, Miner, MO 63801
Topic: Dr. Stotsky’s experience as a member of the Common Core Validation Committee, why Common Core must be stopped, and how to influence your local school board.
Wednesday, October 22, Springfield, MO at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Doling Family Center
301 E. Talmage, Springfield, MO 65803
Topic: Dr. Stotsky’s experience as a member of the Common Core Validation Committee, why Common Core must be stopped, and how to influence your local school board.
Thursday, October 23, St. Louis, MO 6:30 – 8:30 pm
American Kennel Club Museum (near Queeny Park)
1721 S Mason Rd, Des Peres
Topic: Dr. Stotsky’s experience as a member of the Common Core Validation Committee, why Common Core must be stopped, and how to influence your local school board.
Can you attend and bring friends and family to the meetings closest to you? Please come to Jefferson City on Monday October 20. We need people to greet work group members with signs reminding them that Missouri does NOT want Common Core!
You are welcome to share this information with other groups who are willing to send a message to the Governor and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: “Missouri does NOT want Common Core!
Let’s work together to establish high K-12 academic standards and keep Common Core out of Missouri!
Faithfully,
Anne Cori
Missouri Eagle Forum
**Here are the buildings and times of the work groups in Jefferson City on Monday October 20. All work groups are scheduled to meet from 9 am until 4 pm.
Locations subject to change: please check for updates at http://www.moagainstcommoncore.com/
* Elementary Science – Jefferson Bldg., 1st floor
* Secondary Science – Jefferson Bldg., 5th floor, large conference room
* Elementary Math – Jefferson Bldg., 6th floor, Commissioner’s conference room
* Secondary Math – GOB, Rm. 315
* Elementary Social Studies – GOB, Rm. 316
* Secondary Social Studies – GOB, Rm. 460
* Elementary ELA – GOB, Rm. 470
* Secondary ELA – Truman Bldg., Rm. 400

 

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