Greater New Orleans Tea Party Message Board › WEAPONS OF MASS INSTRUCTION:MANIPULATION OF OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM+ COMMON CORE › CCSS ACTION ALERT: COPY, PASTE, AND SEND THIS LETTER >>>>>>
As you know, Louisiana joined the Common Core Standards , not by an act of the legislature, but via our Governor and the BESE board who wanted $$$$ from Race to the Top and a waiver from NCLB. (ANOTHER carrot and stick program compliments of Team Obama .)
Our objective is to have Louisiana totally withdraw from the Common Core
FIND YOUR BESE BOARD MEMBER: http://bese.louisiana...
GOV JINDAL: http://www.gov.la.gov...
ROUND 2 - EMAIL THIS TO THE BESE BOARD, THE GOVERNOR, AND COPY YOUR REP AND SENATOR IN BATON ROUGE
SUBJECT LINE: STOP COMMON CORE -
Proponents of The Common Core State Standards Initiative in Louisiana, including State Supt of Education John White, claim that this is a "STATE-LED" effort to establish a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade to be used nationwide. However, clear evidence suggests that private foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and many private educational companies actually funded this intiative with two non-government organizations, the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officials (CCSSO) with little state input. In addition,states were enticed to sign onto these standards before they were even written by promises of funding and /or waivers from the Federal Dept of Education.
Where is the evidence that Louisiana "led" the creation of these standards?
Where are the Louisiana working documents?
Where are the red-lined copies from our local educators, parents and teachers?
Where is the evidence of any meaningful input from any LOUISIANA representative?
How did LOUISIANA affect any of the Standards that currently will impact our children for years to come?
I am opposed to the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in Louisiana and hope that you will immediately vote to halt their implementation. Educational guidelines for our children should originate with Louisiana parents, teachers, and local School Boards. I believe my children belong to me and not to the government. Please watch this 2 minute video beginning with Tulane Professor Melissa Harris Perry https://www.youtube.c...
I await your reply.
Edited by Terri on May 6, 2013 2:08 PM