Trump Nomination of Betsy DeVos
First and foremost, it is important for all MACC members and friends to understand that we are non-partisan and have pledged to work on behalf of our children regardless of administrative political bent, on the national, state and local level. While we understand that many are left troubled by the election of President-Elect Trump, everyone needs to look for the bright spot in his campaign pledge to get rid of Common Core and return local control. Trump has stated that he does not want a top-down, cookie-cutter, nationally-dictated education program. If we can all bond for the benefit of our children, we can accomplish great things for them.
On Wednesday, President-Elect Donald Trump nominated Betsy DeVos to be the Secretary of Education. While there are mixed reports as to Ms. DeVos’ support of Common Core, in her official August 2016 statement , DeVos declares that she is firmly against Common Core. This appears to be a new understanding for DeVos in regards to federally-dictated standards with curriculum and testing that naturally follow. We will have to watch her to see if indeed this new position is lasting. However, DeVos’ record shows that she and her husband, Dick DeVos, through the Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation and various DeVos non-profits, have endeavored to promote nationalized standards. In fact, DeVos’ involvement in promoting the nationalized standards’ movement goes back into the late 1980s. Additionally, Ms. DeVos’ stance on school choice and vouchers is a concern and needs to be watched closely. MACC hopes that the pledge of the President elect, and that of Ms. DeVos, hold true because the future of our country, our children and children’s education are at stake.
It is important for all the members of MACC to support us in helping to influence our local legislators to follow suit, and working towards removing us from the entanglement of federal control. Despite which party or candidate you supported, our legislators need to understand that the repeal of Common Core was a national campaign issue, and its removal is an important topic that helped sway voters. As an example, candidates such as Jeb Bush and Mike Huckabee lost voter approval due to their overwhelming support of Common Core. Under local control, it is not only your school board that needs your input and accountability, but our state legislature as well. MACC needs your help in all areas.
We hope that you will stay tuned and help support us as MACC enters its 4th year of fighting for our children. MACC will continue to inform you on all of the issues surrounding education, and asking for your help to further our message. While MACC made some important strides last year in protecting student data privacy, we still face a challenge in returning true local education control to all citizens of Minnesota, and creating curriculum that returns Minnesota to the premier education state in the United States for all students, no matter how their zip code says they should perform. A return to true local control is an important step in ensuring that our children are truly educated in the best manor possible.
URGENT!!! NATIONWIDE CAMPAIGN: WRITE TRUMP NOW! REGARDING HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISE TO REPEAL COMMON CORE AND EDUCATION CABINET CHOICE
URGENT!!! MACC is teaming up with Stop Common Core in New York State and all other stop common core groups/organizations across the country. We want to make a concerted and quantitative effort to reach Trump TODAY! He is making cabinet and advisor decisions very quickly.
TODAY, we ask each of you to take a few minutes to write a sentence or two or a paragraph regarding the Trump/Pence CAMPAIGN PROMISE to repeal Common Core, to put common core, high-stakes testing, data collection and profiling and any other concern you have with the federal reforms, directly in front of the president-elect and vice president-elect.
Go to this link. We need quick turn around and QUANTITY of statements TODAY.
What To Do?
Go to https://apply.ptt.gov/yourstory/ and you should see a screen similar to the picture on your left. Then in your own words express why you want Common Core gone and campaign promise.
There are 4 easy steps:
1. Fill in your name and email address
2. Make your statement
3. Click the box “I’m not a robot”
4. Hit the “Submit” button and you are all done
Please send us a copy of your letter to StopCCSSinNYS@Outlook.com where a record of statements will be published, also.
The QUANTITY! We are on the cusp of truly making great strides for our children and ending Common Core in American schools because of the election results, due to promises made by Trump…
There is a wave and a window of opportunity for ALL the STOP CC Mothers & Fathers nationwide. We must all use this to our advantage on behalf of OUR children and the future of this country.
The Nationwide Movement of Stop Common Core Mothers and Fathers
WE are UNITED for OUR CHILDREN because THEY are OUR AGENDA!
MACC has a new name! Welcome to a new school year!!!
Minnesota Advocates and Champions for Children is a grassroots multi-partisan group of parents, teachers and citizens, knowledgeable and active in our local government and school districts.
MACC began as a group of concerned parents and teachers regarding the implementation of the Common Core Standards reform in Minnesota. At our founding, MACC was primarily concerned with the federal top-down and corporatized educational standards. After further research, we came to realize that the standards and accompanying reforms were secretly founded, corruptly funded and stealthily implemented. The standards’ mandate and copyright are unconstitutional.
MACC now understands that the Common Core Standards’ and College and Career Ready Standards’ reforms include much more than standards, ie. testing, curriculum, surveys, data collection and School to Work preparations. MACC also understands that many of our school districts rely on corporate, non-profit and federal guidance rather than parent and citizen input. These additional entities were never elected by citizens. Parents and citizens are loosing their voice and seat at the school board table.
These reforms exploit youth through insurmountable and undisclosed data collection and discriminate against students through behavioral and psychological profiling. Information is disseminated to third parties that were once trusted, now graft public/private partnerships, creating a limited one-size-fits-all Human Capital.
MACC believes that true local control, not top-down federal or state mandates, lie best in the hands of parents, who know their children best, and citizens. MACC’s mission is to inform Minnesota’s citizens about the continued regulations forced via corporate and federal reforms, how these reforms are reflected in our state district by district and and encouraging families and children to be aware and take action. In the end, our goal is to work collaboratively by reclaiming our parental rights and true local control.
“The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next.”