Happy New Year! The Rock River Patriots Meeting Has Been Changed To January 17th

Happy New Year!  Now is the time to make your resolutions.  Do you plan on being more informed, or involved?  We encourage you to consider taking that next step.  January 7th is the deadline to file your papers to run for local office including county board and school board.  If you want to make a difference, now is the time. These are areas that directly affect you, your children, and grandchildren.  You can have a huge impact.

The Rock River Patriots Meeting in January has been changed from January 10th to January 17th to accommodate our speaker. Please pass this along to all your friends who may be looking to attend.  We welcome Dr. Duke Pesta to The Dwight Foster Library in Fort Atkinson to speak about the Common Core Standards that are being implemented.  We will begin at 6:00 pm.

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