STAND FOR KIDS! RALLY/PROTEST
Thursday, February 6, 2013 7:30am – 12:30pm
Jointly sponsored by: Minnesotans Against Common Core (MACC), Opt-Out Minnesota and Save the Kids
A protest to bring awareness and secure our children’s and grandchildren’s futures!
Can you possibly stand by as your child’s freedoms are lost?
Can you possibly be silent as your parental rights are diminished?
IT’S TIME TO STAND FOR KIDS! Thursday, February 6th, 7:30 am – 12:30 pm at the St. Paul Crowne Plaza – Riverfront for an old-fashioned Rally/Protest. Crowne Plaza address is 11 East Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul. We ask all parents, teachers and citizens to sign up by hourly shifts and/or multiple shifts of 7:30 – 8:30; 8:30 – 9:30; 9:30 -10:30; 10:30 – 11:30 and 11:30 – 12:30. You may sign up on the event pages in facebook or send an e-mail to this website under “contact us”. Get your pickets ready now!
Registration for those wishing to attend the event: Chamber Members $55.00, Non-Members $75.00
On Thursday, February 6th the Minnesota CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will host an “Education Summit 2014” to advance and coerce Business Owners and Legislators. The topic: Supporting the newest version of the failed policy, No Child Left Behind —- the Common Core Standards Reform. The Chamber will be discussing their vision to match children, also called “Human Capital”, up to “The Workforce” at an early age. This initiative will remove parental rights to guide their child’s education as well as remove a child’s voice to choose their own profession. Please read the linked article and future articles this week.
Interestingly, EDUCATORS have not been invited to the “Education Summit”!
Headlining the event is MICHELLE RHEE, nationally-known reformer, CEO of Students First and former head of Washington DC Schools. Ms. Rhee will appear with her merry band of corporate reformers to promote Business Owners and Legislators to become more involved with the Common Core initiative in schools, help vet and unseat present school board members and promote individuals to run for their school boards. This is a direct take-over of our Minnesota Schools! Other reform characters are: Kati Haycock, president of the Education Trust; Kate Walsh, president of National Council on Teacher Quality; Aimee Guidera of the Data Quality Campaign; Amy Hertel of the Education Tranformation Initiative; George Parker of Students First, RT Rybak, founder Generation Next and Suzanne Tachemy-Kubach of the PIE Network.
Sponsors making the calculated decision to promote this campaign are:
Target Corporation (Who also generously funds the Preschool for All reform)
The Education Trust
Call these sponsors and tell them, “Your sponsorship of such an event is an affront to parents, grandparents, teachers and children everywhere. I see this as a direct attack on my role as a parent to direct my child’s education as stated in the Minnesota Constitution. We want you to pull your sponsorship from the Chamber of Commerce’s Education Summit!”
Please join us and STAND FOR KIDS!
Read this article from Wisconsin regarding their Chamber of Commerce event and support/advocacy of Common Core and workforce matching.