Thompson Spier, member of an Oklahoma public school district board, has written a screed covering his thoughts on Common Core. We posted his opinions on our Facebook page, where it received 7,164 views, 102 shares and 14 comments. Clearly, Mr. Spier has spoken words from his heart that touched many. Please share this information with your own school board members, and of course your legislators, who MUST remove Common Core from state law in order to provide the local control for which Mr. Spier pines.
Act! For America
Ambassadors for Life (ORU)
American Association of Christian Schools
Americans For Prosperity
American Principles Project
Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment
Cardinal Newman Society
Concerned Women for America
Congressman Jim Bridenstine
David Barton and Wallbuilders
Education Action Group
Family Research Council
Focus on the Family
Frederick Douglass Foundation
ROPE Evaluation of Next Generation Science Standards and Oklahoma Academic Standards - Essentially the Same Standards
All video testimonies contain a direct link to the corresponding written testimony in their description. Links to all other written testimonies can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/collections/4384797/Testimonies-From-Parents-Teach...
Rob Miller - Principal, Jenks Middle School
Donna Anderson - Superintendent, Bennington Schools
Emmett McGroarty - American Principles Project
Here are the videos from our Common Core Interim Study for the Oklahoma House Administrative Rules Committee presided over by Chair, Representative Gus Blackwell and Vice-Chair Representative Dan Fisher - September 24, 2013.
Ze'ev's written testimony can be found here:
Recently, we've taken to developing memes - pictures that represent a set of ideas - about Common Core. Sadly, many parents are either too busy or disinterested in reading about the real problems associated with Common Core on their own, but they might if a picture sparked their interest. I've pasted in a couple below, but if you'd like to copy and paste any of these images into emails or onto Facebook or Tweet them out on Twitter, please go to our Pinterest account where all our current memes (plus explanations for all) are pasted.
The letter below was penned in hope that Oklahoma County Republican clubs would adopt it to their own needs and forward it to our Governor. While our Governor reminds us often how conservative she is, she stands in opposition to - not only her own State Republicans - but the National Republican Committee as well on this issue.