The Plymouth/Wayzata Home Schooling Co-op Group is hosting our next Common Core Presentation on November 7th, 7:00-9:00p.m. at Messiah Methodist Church. Their address is: 17805 County Road 6, Plymouth 55447. The general public is invited.
Linda Bell and Kerstin Schulz will discuss how Common Core is affecting the US student population through public schools and private schools, who use public school standards and curriculum and/or accept federal funding. They will address the standards, the curriculum, the aligned assessments and tests, nationally-shared data collection and data mining, data used to build our workforce, and teacher/principal evaluations tied to Common Core. Also included will be Common Core information regarding birth – 5 years old, preschool and college.
Special attention will be given Common Core’s affect on Home Schooling.
Join us and bring a friend!
Mark your calendars!!! On Tuesday, November 12 – 15, Minnesotans Against Common Core is taking part in a National Stop Common Core Profile Campaign on Facebook, Twitter and through Education Blogs. We ask everyone who is against Common Core to do the following:
1. Change your profile pic to the same Stop Common Core photo (to be provided).
2. Post on your personal wall asking each of your friends to also change their profile pic if they are against Common Core.
3. Post one article each day that week about Common Core. I am working on which articles to suggest. You can choose an alternate article if you don’t like the suggestions. The suggestions are meant to make this easy for everyone to just click share. The articles will be basic and avoid anything too political.
Many of the state groups are participating in this too so the photo and article suggestions will be the same everywhere. The idea is to flood our online social circle with the same message for four days. We are starting on Tuesday to avoid Veterans Day since many people like to post a themed photo on that day. The event will end on that Friday.
If you are not comfortable posting Common Core articles due to pushback from your facebook friends, make sure you have some facebook friends that have your back and can respond and comment on your wall.
We only have a few months to get the word out before our legislature begins their work. Let’s make sure everyone understands this issue!
Here is the link for profile pictures.
******NORTH STARS – YOU’VE done it!!!*********
Minnesotans Against Common Core (MACC) has reached its first 1,000 likes/follows!!! THANK YOU for informing your friends and family about the Common Core educational system. Common Core removes parental and local school authority by placing control with D.C. lobbyist groups. Those groups hold the copyright on the CCSS standards. Common Core, through the Race to the Top and No Child Left Behind grants, has instituted poorly written curriculum, data collection to 1,000 points of information on our children, shared nationally. Students are being tested more often and that testing is mined for not only academic information but also behavioral/psychological information. Additionally, teachers and principals are evaluated not on their teaching skills and student comprehension, but on their level of Common Core implementation.
Interested in how you can make a bigger impact in Minnesota?
JOIN your COUNTY GROUPS (listed two posts below) to learn how you can further help out. We are starting to post local information and news about the local levels there. Can you help as an administrator for your county? We need several for each group. Administrators help out for approx 30 minutes a day. Send us an e-mail if you are interested. Some counties have begun to split up into school districts and are meeting to discuss efforts at the local level. Continuing to inform your neighbors and friends IS job #1.
LOOK for our e-mail on STATE LEGISLATIVE ACTION on Monday, November 4th. We will run another BLITZ through the month of November. The Spring 2014 legislative session is our best hope to push back on Common Core in Minnesota. The final year of Common Core implementation is next year, 2014-2015. All subjects must be implemented as well as Race to the Top and No Child Left Behind federal grant initiatives. There is a push to make Common Core law. We must be ready in Minnesota! The only way to rid ourselves of Common Core is removal at the state level.
This week we will join all 50 states for a nation-wide STOP COMMON CORE RALLY on Facebook and Twitter this Tuesday – Friday, November 5th – 8th. Post an article or thought on your timeline about Common Core, data mining, high-stakes testing, etc. along with a profile picture (to be provided).
Those are but a few ideas to help out with the effort to stop Common Core in Minnesota. Let us know how we can help you and if you would like to be more involved, please e-mail us!!!!
Here’s a little running music! It’s time to run the good race on behalf of our nation’s kids.
Common Core is so important to the open data movement, because it’s “the glue that actually ties everything together.” Remember that statement?
Don’t believe your State Education Agency when it assures parents and legislators that CCSS is not connected to data collection.
A repost from March 2013.