Update HB 4192: We Need YOUR Help!

| April 26, 2017 | Reply

rRepresentative Gary Glenn sponsored HB 4192, Repeal & Replace Common Core.  With 29 co-sponsors, it is stuck in the Michigan Competitiveness committee (chair Representative Lee Chatfield).  No other state has successfully jettisoned Common Core.   We believe Michigan can be the first but WE NEED YOUR HELP.

Please contact members of the Competitiveness Committee and tell them to vote HB 4192 OUT of committee.  We believe Rep. Vaupel and Rep. Lilly may be the two members of the committee still on the fence based on committee hearings and other information from citizens in their district.  Here are the Representative names and numbers:

Also, contact YOUR state Representative and tell them YOU want to see movement on HB 4192.  Here is some helpful information you can use when you make the call.

Details of the bill include:

=> Repeals CC in its entirety, Math, ELA, Next Generation Science Standards
=> Defines the immediate replacement of standards as the proven and superior Massachusetts (MA) pre-CC standards for math, ELA,     Science and Social Studies
=> All references to MA will become MI, including state of MI history.
=> Confirms parental right to Opt-Out without consequences.
=> Prohibits MI standards from being developed in a national or multi-state consortium.
=> Confirms responsibilities of the local districts; allows defining their own standards.
=> Clarifies that locals not using state standards will not suffer financial repercussions.

In 2016, no Michigan Republicans ran in support of Common Core and many included repeal CC in their campaign platforms. Republican support for CC went from 63% in 2012 to 35% in 2016. The Republican National Committee has a platform position opposing Common Core. President Trump promised to support eliminating CC. The Michigan Republican Party and many local groups have resolutions supporting the repeal of CC. HB 4192 has 29 bi-partisan co-sponsors. Although Democrat support is higher for CC than Republicans, their support declined from 65% in 2012 to 48% in 2016. This year, Detroit parents have opted out of the CC aligned assessment in record numbers.

It’s time to put politics aside and do what is right for children.  NOW is the time to REPEAL and REPLACE Common Core.

We have created two helpful PDF flyers for you to print or share within your own circle of influence. Information is power and the best weapon in our aresenal to defeat the misinformation that brought us to this place.

HB4192 Information Fact Sheet

Expert Testimony in support of repeal and replace

Together we win!

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