Common Core...No More! Protecting your children and your rights, a meeting to educate us on Common Core and protecting our children's education. Featuring guest speakers from Core Concerns.
Saturday — April 26
Heritage Evangelical Free Church
555 Heritage Ave
Castle Rock, Colorado
Dates and times for these topics are subject to change. Watch our Facebook calendar for updates, or Download Senate Education Committee Calendar
HB14-1294: Student Data Privacy Act
Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Room SCR 356
This bill Does not currently ask for parental consent, still allows for collection, sharing of personal, and identifiable information. Please urge our senators to add amendments that will cover these concerns.
HB14-1202: Local Accountability Requirements for School Districts
Thursday, April 24, 2014, Room SCR 356
This is a study to look at assesments, district & state level. Make sure to ask for an amendment to delay PARCC for 1 year, while keeping TCAP or NAEP.
The following representatives are all Pro-Common Core and need to hear your concerns about Data Privacy and Local Accountability. Make sure to ask these representatives to support amendments to both 1294 and 1202.
Senators Vickie Marble, Scott Renfroe, and Mark Scheffel -- All very much in opposition to Common Core. Make sure to let them know how much we appreciate their support.
Come take a stand against Common Core as part of this National event taking place across the country. Citizens, Elected Representatives, and Candidates have been invited to come speak out against Common Core and the Federal intrusion on Education. The rally’s will come together at the same time to recite the Pledge of Allegiance 2pm (EST), 1pm (CST), 12pm (MST) 11am (PST).
Colorado State Capital 200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203
Join Us for the Building the Machine Movie, Showing at the Council Tree library, 6-9 pm on Monday March 31st
This bill will define data collection and retention procedures for early learners – that's preK. For additional Race to the Top funding, the state is to collect and retain data on these little guys. We defy anyone who would exploit these littlest learners. Become an expert on this initiative and use social media to tell us what you learn. Watch this bill and show up en mass, when it comes up for a vote.
The bill calls for a review of PARCC and we want it with amendments to create a task force to study assessments, do a cost/benefit analysis and to delay PARCC for one year while the task force carries out the study. Tell them NOT to support the Colorado Department of Education study of assessments commissioned by West Ed, a Gates funded, biased corporation.
Thank you to Dr. Sandra Stotsky, who was in Fort Collins and Denver to talk about Common Core State Standards and their effect on Colorado Schools. Common Core State Standards do not prepare our students for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) careers and the shortcomings of these standards as they pertain to English Language Arts. It is estimated these standards will leave our students two to three years behind their peers in well-performing countries. Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Professor Emerita at the University of Arkansas, served on the English Language Arts Validation Committee for the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). She was one of five professors who refused to sign off on the standards.
On December 5, 2013, Core Concerns had guest speakers Sunny Flynn, Rachel Stickland, Jennifer Butts, and Natalie Adams from Jefferson County. They were instrumental in the fight against inBloom and they are not finished yet! Thank you to all those who braved the frigid temperatures to get informed and involved.
These ladies discussed how Big Business and Big government are infiltrating education in our state and the nation. Additional information included how FERPA has been altered, leaving students and teachers at risk.