Update: June 6, 2013
With the vote of the Michigan Senate this week, Michigan has pause language on Common Core and Smarter Balanced Assessments in the budget. In summary, it says the pause will remain in effect until the legislature votes to stop the pause. State Superintendent Flanagan has called for hearings to take place before the legislature leaves for the summer on June 20. We hope he isn’t successful. That date doesn’t give us much time to continue educating our legislators about the dangers of nationalized education.
We still have to make sure Governor Snyder signs the budget with the language. That is why we’re asking you to call or email him on more time. You have done a wonderful job already, let’s keep it up.
Update: May 28, 2013
Contact your State Senator, Representative and the Governor’s office and ask them NOT to vote for the Michigan Department of Education budget unless it contains language stopping the funding for IMPLEMENTATION of Common Core and SMARTER BALANCED Assessments. Make it clear that they must vote NO on the budget if that amendment or language is not in the Michigan DOE Budget.
PLUS please ask them to support HB 4276 Sponsored by Rep. Tom McMillin – This bill would end Michigan’s participation in Common Core.
Find your State Representative:
Contacts for MI State Senators:
Please contact Governor Snyder:
You can also reach the executive office by phone, Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at 517-335-7858.
If you can, please also put in a call to the following leaders:
Majority Leader Richardville: