Liberal Republicans and Progressives are continuing to try and shove Common Core down our throats! In a vote last Thursday, September 26th, 2013, the radical progressives voted to pass House Concurrent Resolution No. 11 which approves funding “to expend resources to implement the use of the Common Core State Standards so long as the conditions of this resolution can be met.
This resolution attempts to put protections in place against student data tracking and to retain local control over how the material is taught. You must know that this resolution is not binding and the protections put in place will not be honored. Representatives who voted for this must be held accountable. ONLY 21 House Republicans voted AGAINST the resolution. Their affirmative action moves us another step closer to refunding the Common Core in Michigan. You can see how your representative voted here.
The House Concurrent Resolution now moves to the Senate for consideration.
ACTION NEEDED TODAY AND TOMORROW
There is a scheduled joint meeting of the Senate on Wednesday October 2 where they will hear public testimony on the Common Core. The meeting is scheduled for 2 PM at the Senate Hearing Room, Ground Floor of the Boji Tower.
124 W. Allegan Street, Lansing, MI 48933
Please attend the meeting if you can.
Please call your Senator TODAY!.
Find their names and phone number or emails here.
Ask that he or she sponsor and vote for an amendment to pull us out of the federally funded SMARTER BALANCED ASSESSMENT CONSORTIA which is designing the new tests. SBAC has a federal review team for the questions. It replaces the MEAP and interim testing in the classroom. If there is no amendment then tell your senator to vote NO! Find their names and phone number or emails here.
Call and e-mail your representative about this issue and discuss how they voted on this resolution. Remember how they voted on this when you go to the polls! Remember how they voted on this when they ask you to volunteer for their campaigns. This issue is extremely important. We the people must hold our representatives accountable for their willingness to cede control of education to DC and the special interests.It is crunch time, folks! Please pass this on to everyone you know who cares about educational freedom.