Immediate Action Items for the Week of 4/22/2013
The Battle in the Senate
(Keep in mind as you read that ”Common Core” as we know it was not written yet, let alone named when it was illegally adopted, so it was piecemealed into the legislature as a set of compliance points under many names. As such, we need to walk it back.)
LEVEL ONE PRIORITY – OHIO SENATE, Wednesday’s Hearing and Action Calls
Please join us at Wednesday’s hearing of the Education Sub Committee,
9:30 am South Hearing Rm, 2nd Floor Topics-ODE and 21st Century Learning
Let them know you are watching and that you are not going away.
1. Please call your State Senator and tell him/her to remove all funding and implementation of the 2010 academic standards (aka: Common Core) and compliance points until a thorough vetting is performed; including (but not limited) to:
*(Remove) Appropriation item 400426 that allots $10 million for connectivity upgrades necessary for K-12 school buildings with severely restricted broadband connections (the only reason they need this is to force the national tests upon Ohio schools).
* (Remove) All appropriations funding the student longitudinal database P20 upgrade under EMIS (which allows personally identifiable student information to be shared with everyone).
* Remind them that “Race to the Top, 21st Century Learning, and America Competes Act” are among the many names of Common Core.
LEVEL TWO PRIORITY – OHIO HOUSE:
1. Please call your Ohio House Representative and tell him/her to continue the all-back-full on Common Core until a thorough vetting is performed.
LEVEL THREE PRIORITY – US HOUSE AND SENATE:
*Please call your US Senators and ask them to sign Sen. Chuck Grassley’s petition to defund Common Core at the national level (don’t waste your minutes on Sen. Brown).
*Please call your US Representative and ask him/her to sign Rep. Luetkemeyer’s letter to Arne Duncan concerning Common Core.
*Please share with as many FB, Twitter and email friends as possible, and repeat!
This is a crucial step, thank you so much for your time, energy and diligence!
For more information:
Medicaid Meets Common Core…
Giving Common Core Pause…
Three Familiar Issues with Common Core…