Dear Friends and
In the midst of the government shutdown, and our resolute stance on stopping federal government overreach and deficit spending, the Common Core battle rages on in Florida. Having met numerous State Senators and Representatives both in South Florida and in Tallahassee, another 3 already
this week and one more tomorrow, I can assure you that this fight to save our children and schools from FED ED, is far from over. It is going to be a long, intense, and hard-fought battle.
As with the upcoming election, and the "war" to win the Senate (as many of you recall - I begged, pleaded, and pulled some people kicking and screaming - into the priority of the Senate race during the 2012 elections, but we needed more hands on deck), the fight against CCSS will need to be done in phases to maximize success:
Phase I - Information
Educate yourselves on the dangers of Common Core. There are some great speakers and organizations throughout Florida committed to this mission - voiding CCSS in the State of Florida. If you or your group desire more information, let us know. In the meantime, the following websites are important to bookmark.
Phase II - Transmittal and Communication to your Contact List
Please continue to spread the news about the dangers of Common Core to your contact list. Daily we get new opponents and activists signing up to join us in the fight!
Phase III - Boots-on-the-Ground
We have bookmarks and literature that we would like disseminated throughout South Florida. Remember, Miami Dade and Broward County Public Schools are the 4th and 6th largest school districts in the country. Do we really want them to follow the path of the 3 largest school districts - New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago? It is up to us to stop this progressivism of "thought and action" in education. Let's put academics back in the schools.
We need people to attend school board meetings and insist the school board pass a resolution to pause Common Core.
We need people to call and email the school board members.
We need people to call and email our legislators in Tallahassee.
We need people to write more letters to the editors of newspapers and news programs.
Consider putting together a group to go to Tallahassee for Committee Week in November - the week of November 4.
With all the battles that we are waging to return this country to constitutional governance, lower taxes, more freedom, and LESS GOVERNMENT, let's remember that if we lose our children to "the government" - it's over; Life, Family, and Freedom will never be what it once was.
Thank you for standing beside us in so many battles. I ask you with deep admiration for your prior efforts, to not stop now. Help us defeat CCSS in the State of Florida.