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MACC Telephone Call Guide for the ESEA Reauthorization

Call Guide for Rep John Kline. #NCLB #Violongirl #STOPCCSS #KILLTHEBILL

Minnesota Advocates and Champions for Children

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MACC Telephone Call Template for the ESEA Reauthorization

Please use the following as a guide and keep your calls short and to the point. You will most likely talk to an aid.   Offer to provide detailed documentation for the legislator if they are interested and someone to meet with them at their convenience.   If you need further information to give to your Congressman, please let us know.

“Hello, this is _____________, and I’m very concerned about the recent passage of the ESEA reauthorization out of the House Education and Workforce Committee.   I am a voter in the Minnesota Congressional District # _____ and I object to the Common Core State Standards being dictated by the Federal Government.  No where within House Resolution 5, the Student Success Act,  is any mention made of an exit of the Common Core Standards reform package.”

“What is ______________’s  position on this?” (If against Common…

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STOP COMMON CORE CAMPAIGN CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact Rep John Kline NOW! #NCLB #STOPCCSS #KILLTHEBILL

Minnesota Advocates and Champions for Children

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Here is the contact information for our STOP COMMON CORE CAMPAIGN.  We are asking that you contact Rep John Kline,  your constituent US representative and both your constituent senator and representative.  You may need to copy/paste some of the email contacts into your browser.  Thank you!

PLEASE CONTACT REP JOHN KLINE FIRST!

  1. Call Rep John Kline’s Burnsville office (952-808-1213) and tell him you want education returned to parents and local school districts.This bill does not take us out of common core curriculum, data collection, over-testing and workforce agenda. You may contact him more than once.  Call him every day if you like!
  2. Email Rep Kline at http://kline.house.gov/contactstating the same.
  3. Share with friends on facebook that the “Student Success Act” is just a rebrand of No Child Left behind with even more regulations. Rep Kline’s facebook page is (https://www.facebook.com/john.kline.988?fref=ts&ref=br_tf).
  4. Comment on Rep Kline’s twitter page (https://twitter.com/repjohnkline

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STOP COMMON CORE CAMPAIGN

Minnesota Advocates and Champions for Children

For Immediate Release

Minnesotans Against Common Core:

STOP COMMON CORE CAMPAIGN

America has fought in many wars in its short existence.  Most of those wars were fought on other lands and continents.  Now, we are engaged in the biggest war our country has ever witnessed.  It is a war from within!

Congress is ready to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind / Elementary and Secondary Education Act within the month.  The House has renamed the bill the “Student Success Act” or HB 5.  The education committee voted to pass the bill and it now goes to the full House.

Rep. John Kline (Chair, US House Education and Workforce Committee) has announced that his federalized education plan, a rebranded No Child Left Behind, will go to a full House vote on February 23rd.   The news is not good!  Rep Kline had an outstanding opportunity to author a bill…

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VOTE IS TODAY! THERE’S STILL TIME TO CALL! EMAIL TEMPLATE AND TALKING POINTS

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STOP COMMON CORE CAMPAIGN

ESEA REAUTHORIZATION NEARS

EMAIL TEMPLATE and TALKING POINTS

THE VOTE IS THIS MORNING on the HOUSE SIDE ESEA BILL!  IF YOU HAVEN’T CONTACTED YOUR US REPRESENTATIVE, YOU STILL HAVE TIME.  ESPECIALLY CONTACT THE REPUBLICANS AS THEY ARE IN THE DRIVERS SEAT AND PUSHING THIS BILL.   CONTACT INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THIS PAGE — JUST SCROLL DOWN.

You may use this standard template.  Please do not copy verbatim everything on this list.  Add other items that are most egregious to you and your family.  Ask Rep John Kline to either Sunset the bill, Stop the bill, etc.  You may also ask him to block the Senate Education bill which includes the lengthening of the school day, week and year to basically institutionalize our nation’s children.

Representative John Kline,

I am very concerned about HR 5, the Student Success Act, recently passed out of the Education and Workforce Committee.   This bill will remove local control and parental rights. HR 5 will completely change education in America forever.

In essence, it is big government, top down, removal of local control, control of schooling, (training not educating), that sacrifices individualism for the sake of the collective (This is the #1 point as we are looking at the loss of individual rights and not just for kids.)

  • Local school boards have zero control of content, even though it is billed as “voluntary”
  • It is a usurpation of rights reserved for the states
  • Costs are estimated to be $16 billion with 90% paid by the states and we have NO say in what’s being taught
  • The data tracking requirement from prenatal through Career is an intrusive violation of the privacy rights of our children and their parents
  • Over-testing students with standardized tests that take away from authentic learning time
  • Using Title 1 monies to follow every child
  • The privatization of education via charter schools
  • It is a deliberate dumbing down of our children as shown by performance scores that have steadily deteriorated since the inception of the Department of Education
  • Standards are so low that 2 PhD’s serving on the validation committee refused to sign off
  • Crony Capitalism through public and private partnerships
  • The takeover of all publishing houses
  • Bill Gates and his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that has funded this takeover of education
  • The globalization of America’s schools via a global education system

I would appreciate a response to my concerns today as time is short before a full US House vote on the bill.

Respectfully,

(Sign Name)

(Add a phone number if you wish)