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NY Teachers Union Pulls Support of Common Core and Urges Removal of State Education Chief
The Board of Directors of the New York State United Teachers, a union with more than 600,000 members, has approved a resolution that withdraws its earlier support for the Common Core State Standards ”as implemented and interpreted” by the New York Education Department. It also declares ”no confidence” in the policies of State Education Commissioner John King and calls for a three-year moratorium on high-stakes consequences from standardized testing.
The action is a blow to supporters of the Common Core, which was approved several years ago in 45 states and the District of Columbia but which has become increasingly controversial around the country, with a number of states…..
Your calls DO make a difference! Target Corporation is NO LONGER on the sponsorship list for the upcoming Education Summit. Please do call Target if you have not! The Target Corporation is still funding the statist education initiative, Preschool for All, which will safetly tuck all preschoolers into a government run preschool, with government run curriculum, whether parents want preschool or not. Preschool for All is part of the Common Core Standards agenda when tied to the Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant.
Keep the calls coming to General Mills, too! Let’s educate others on Common Core…we CAN do this!
Minnesota Chamber of Commerce “Education Summit 2014” EDUCATING MINNESOTA: Why We Can’t Keep Failing Our Kidshttp://business.mnchamber.com/events/details/education-summit-save-our-kids-2064
Please call them to voice your opinion, and let them know it is not OK for them to support this. Also, let them know if you plan to continue to support their business. Tell Target and General Mills that it is an affront to parents all over Minnesota to support yet another failed standardized education system. Tell them you are not in support of their educational pipeline to workforce agenda.
When you call
- Ask for Consumer Relations
- Tell them you would like to issue a complaint regarding their companies sponsorship of the MN Chamber of Commerce Education Summit
- The problem is the support and promotion of Common Core at this event
Target Corp – 612-304-6073
General Mills Inc – 763-764-7600