Senator Vukmir On Common Core: REPEAL!!!

Senator Vukmir On Common Core Standards

The Common Core Story

The Common Core Story

“Our schools have been quietly taken over. We are no longer teaching the skills and concepts that our kids need for the complex, unpredictable 21st century; we are increasingly teaching the skills that billionaires want their workforces to have in order to boost their profits. Gone are the days of creativity, innovation, personal growth, teamwork, and dreams; here are the days of nationalized pigeonholing, segregation and dysfunction. It used to be that in America you could be whatever you dreamed you could be and you were allowed to change your mind if your dreams led you in a new direction. In the near future, kids will be allowed to be whatever their Pearson test score says they’re qualified to be, and nothing more, unless we, their loving parents and teachers, stand up and fight for our children and our schools.”

Kris Neilsen, author of Children of the Core

Here is the link to the full PDF document available for download about Common Core:  The Common Core Story

SAY NO TO COMMON CORE!!! Common Core Public Hearing This Thursday 10/03/13

Wisconsin Joint Select Committee on Common Core Standards


*** PUBLIC HEARING ***


THIS Thursday, 10/3, Noon – 8 PM


Wisconsin State Capitol


Room 411 South

In an interview with Wisconsin Reporter last week, Governor Scott Walker took a public stand on Common Core State Standards (CCSS), calling on the Wisconsin State Legislature to hold hearings that the public has demanded for months in order to investigate these controversial standards. The governor stated,  “I’d like us to be in the position where we can identify our own unique standards that I think in many ways will be higher and more aggressive than the ones they’re talking about.”

The legislature responded almost immediately after Walker’s public statement, quickly announcing an Assembly Select Committee, to be headed by Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac), a former educator of 22 years, and a Senate Select Committee, to be headed by Sen. Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee).

The two committees will jointly hold their first hearing on Common Core State Standards this Thursday, October 3rd, from noon until 8:00pm in Madison at the State Capitol, with additional hearings to be announced.

In speaking with the committee chairs’ offices, we’re told they pushed the hearing time back from what was originally announced in order to ensure that teachers and working parents could attend. It’s a significant gesture, and we applaud it.

IT’S IMPERATIVE THAT WE PACK OUT THE ROOM ON THURSDAY.

We must make our voices heard clearly now that we finally have the opportunity to speak on this issue.

Please attend this Thursday’s hearing, if at all possible, and bring others with you.