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From the LEAP and AG21 Focus Group
Stop bill LB 512 http://www.nebraskale... http://www.nebraskale....
Senator Jim Scheer from Norfolk, previous NE State Board of Education member, introduced LB 512 which would transfer authority from the Legislature to the State Board and allow them to implement Common Core here. I spoke with his office this week - this has not been designated as a priority bill which is good for us, but Senator Sullivan indicated that the Education committee may vote on it in Exec Committee. So, our first suggestion would be for everyone to contact all of the members of the Education committee listed below and ask them to stop this bill -(In their own polite words, of course :).
Sen. Kate Sullivan, Chairperson firstname.lastname@example.org 402-471-2631Sen. Bill Avery email@example.com 402-471-2633Sen. Tanya Cook firstname.lastname@example.org 402-471-2727Sen. Al Davis email@example.com 402-471-2628Sen. Ken Haar firstname.lastname@example.org 402-471-2673Sen. Rick Kolowski email@example.com 402-471-2327Sen. Jim Scheer firstname.lastname@example.org 402-471-2929Sen. Les Seiler email@example.com 402-471-2712
"Wake up America, your country and your children are being stolen from you, and you are complicit in the theft." COMMON CORE- WHAT IS IT?
In the article below from the Rapid City Journal, Senators Haar and Kolowski have expressed concerns which are accurate - we should reinforce those concerns. I was surprised to see that former NE conservative State Board member Bob Evnen testified that it would raise math standards - all of the research that I have read so far says exactly the opposite.
Secondly, we have ascertained that the National Governor's Association has supported the Race to the Top and Common Core, which more than likely means that Governor Heineman supports it as well, since he served as President recently. So our next suggestion would be to contact his education policy advisor with our concerns to let her know that citizens do not want this nationalized education policy for our children. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Here's a website full of information to use for talking points - links are on the left hand side http://whatiscommonco...
Common Core Curriculum: DID YOU KNOW……………
CC is NOT state led?
schools must adhere to the program word for word, with the ability to ADD only a small amount of content—but that additional content will not be on the exam?
if you do not like what is being taught, neither you nor any official in the state of Nebraska will have any power to change it or anyone to call?
no one really knows how much CC will cost in the future?
the estimated extremely high cost of CC will rest on the backs of the taxpayers?
CC will require massive upgrades in computer equipment and upgrades to current bandwidth?
while CC was advertised as “internationally benchmarked” it is not?
the federal government requires the state to maintain a database on every child from P-K to workforce and encouraged collection of over 400 data points to track everything about your child AND their family?
the federal government by law is not allowed to maintain a national database? They are evading this law by requiring the state to collect the data and then forward it to the federal government to be used by other agencies and private foundations?
CC math teaches an experimental geometry method created by a Soviet mathematician, in the 1950’s, that was abandoned in K-12 because it failed?
a world-renowned math expert who worked on CC stated that CC fails to meet the stated goal of improved US K-12 mathematic achievement?
Dr. Stotsky (member of CC validation team) considers CC ELA and reading standards as “simply empty skill sets”?
at least in grades 6-12 English teachers would be required to spend at least 50% of their time on nonfiction and informational texts such as US political documents, court decisions and scientific and technical manuals?
English teachers would need to be retrained in order to teach children how to read technical manuals instead of works of literature?
Dr. Milgram of Stanford University, the only mathematician on the CC validation team, refused to sign off on the math standards?
a radical professor who has been a colleague of, and is a favorite of, anti-capitalist terrorist Bill Ayers is directing the creation of one set of CC tests?
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a major funder? What do they know about education? They sure know how to sell computers, though.
Bill Gates’ Microsoft and many other companies are bound to benefit handsomely from the implementation of CC?
a child could answer a math question correctly but be marked wrong because he did not use the CC prescribed method for getting to the correct answer?
SAT testing is being structured to conform to CC? This would mean the home schoolers, private school and charter schools will have to conform to CC as well?
Children as young as kindergarten will eventually participate in the evaluation of a teacher’s performance?
although CC claims to prepare all children for college, the college they talk about is a nonselective community college not a 4-year university?
our children may graduate reading at a 7th grade level and according to Dr. Milgram, by 8th grade, will be two years behind other countries in math skills?
children could be required to select a career path as early as middle school or even elementary school?
Call your Governor, state Representative and state Senator today! Demand they stop implementing CC. For more truth about Common Core go to: stopcommoncore.com and truthinamericaneducation.com