STAND FOR KIDS RALLY!

STAND FOR KIDS! RALLY/PROTEST

Crowne Plaza
11 East Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN

7:30am – 12:30pm
Thursday, February 6, 2013

Jointly sponsored by: Minnesotans Against Common Core (MACC), Opt-Out Minnesota and Save the Kids

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Come out and join a national opposition to standardized education and challenge the corporate take over of public education and its “Common Core State Standards.”

Common Core State Standards, promotes:

(1) Standardization of education

(2) Void of inclusive education

(3) Void of the arts and music

(4) Void of critical thinking

(5) Teaching to the test

(6) Teaching only with online/virtual

(7) Void of cultural relevant and diversity teaching

(8) Provides the foundation to the school to prison pipeline

(9) Promotes corporate relations between schools, testing centers, publishers (Pearson), and the state

(10) Promotes pushouts and over representation of students of color in special education

Can you possibly stand by as your child’s freedoms are lost?

Can you possibly be silent as your parental rights are diminished?

A protest to bring awareness and secure our children’s and grandchildren’s futures!

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WHAT ARE WE PROTESTING:

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, former member of Teacher for America, 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.

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CALL THESE SPONSORS OF THE EVENT AND ASK THEM TO DE-SPONSOR THE EVENT AND SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION:

General Mills

Minneapolis Foundation

Students First

Target Corporation (Who also generously funds the Preschool for All reform)

The Education Trust

Thomson Reuters

Call-in example: “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!”

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MORE INFORMATION ON PROBLEMS WITH THE COMMON CORE:

http://wisconsindailyindependent.com/disturbing-testimony-at-hearing-reveals-what-is-at-the-core-of-common-core-support/

http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/28_02/28_02_karp.shtml

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/01/18/everything-you-need-to-know-about-common-core-ravitch/
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MEDIA AND GENERAL CONTACT:

Kerry
612-567-7779

Cara K.
612-325-8515

Dr. Anthony J. Nocella II
315-657-2911

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SPONSORS:

Minnesotans Against Common Core (MACC)
https://commoncoremn.com/

Opt-Out Minnesota
https://www.facebook.com/optoutMN

Save the Kids
www.savethekidsgroup.org

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