This week is our chance to be heard in the Senate.
The Senate Education Committee will hold a hearing on two common core bills this week, SB514 introduced by Senator Lamping and SB798 introduced by Senator Emery. The Missouri Coalition Against Common Core has developed a witness list for this hearing to ensure representation of various stakeholder groups in this hearing while holding to the time limits of the Chairman. We encourage you to come and be a visible support for both these bills and submit a witness form through Libertytools.com
Every day there is more and more evidence that Common Core is not the “answer” to our education woes. What it is, is a power grab by private non-governmental organizations, unanswerable to the people, looking to profit off our children. Parents feel the loss of control over their children’s education with the imposition of more stringent (and less sensible) policies by their school districts, by warnings from teachers not to “confuse” their children at home with “outdated” modes of learning, and by the introduction of curriculum that does not reflect their values but which is mandated because it is “aligned to common core.”
State statute was and continues to be ignored with the implementation of standards we don’t own or control. The time for the representatives of the people to make a decision is now. Do we value our state sovereignty over education or do we value being in common with all other states more?
If you are planning to come to the hearing , please try to be there by 1:00 to save a seat.