Congratulations to Minnesotans Against Common Core (MACC) as they pass a HUGE milestone of 500 members!!!
Minnesotans Against Common Core has a mission to accomplish! We as parents, teachers and citizens are concerned about the loss of local control and parental voice. We believe it is in the best interest of all Minnesotans to know exactly what this new educational system means for our schools and more importantly, for our children.
Therefore, MACC will strive for nothing less than a full stop in implementation of the Common Core Standards in Minnesota, a full stop in data mining our children via high-stakes tests and behavioral/psychological testing (AIR) as well as any other initiatives which accompany Common Core State Standards, Race to the Top grants,No Child Left Behind waivers, and other destructive educational reform policies. Through a pause mechanism, legislators and all state leaders, teachers, principals, superintendents, parents and citizens can all weigh in on this “transformational reform movement”.
We support our teachers, principals, public, private and home schools! But the bottom line is, we support our CHILDREN as the NEXT GENERATION of Americans!
Get ready!!! We’re about to turn the corner on some very exciting events in Minnesota: state-wide conference calls, numerous education presentations and forums, legislative meetings, school board attendance and/or presentations and we need ALL of you to help in whatever capacity you are able!
Tomorrow I’ll be detailing our first move as we continue membership with our State group, but also ask for your membership in joining your County group. The new County groups will be introduced over the next week or two and will serve to better help in local efforts.
In addition, we’ll begin two other very important groups: Praying for Our Schools, to pray for God’s will in all efforts and for our team, and Minnesota Catholics Against Common Core.
Thank you all for your time in educating yourselves, reading the articles, listening to the radio interview and talking with friends. We are racing towards January and the legislative session. Let’s all give our best efforts!