Glenn Beck’s We Will Not Conform Simulcast Coming Soon

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Glenn Beck is hosting a live primetime simulcast event in 700 movie theaters across the country called “We Will Not Conform: A Night to Make Common Core History” on 7/22 at 8:00p ET.  It will be rebroadcast on 7/29.

This simulcast will feature Michelle Malkin, David Barton, as well as many of the grassroots activists who have been fighting Common Core since the very beginning.  Full disclosure I’ve been asked to take part as well, and look forward to meeting some folks I’ve only interacted with on social media and email.

This will provide an opportunity to learn more about the Common Core State Standards.  It will also be an opportunity for you to invite friends and family to come with you to learn more.  Most Americans still don’t know much about the Common Core according to recent polling so this will be a quality event (in a movie theater!) to bring them to.  You will also have the opportunity to network with activists working to Stop Common Core in your area.

You can learn more about the event here.  You can find a theater near you here.

Iowa Event: Stop Common Core Panel in Des Moines on July 1st

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Americans for Prosperity Foundation – Iowa and Concerned Women for America of Iowa are hosting a Common Core Discussion panel in Des Moines on Tuesday, 7/1/14 starting at 6:30p.  It will be held at the Airport Holiday Inn & Conference Center (6111 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA).

Their description:

As the national dialogue surrounding Common Core grows, join Concerned Women for America and Americans for Prosperity Foundation for a discussion on the nuts and bolts of this newest, ill-fated reform movement. The event will feature a panel discussion featuring Shane Vander Hart of the American Principles Project and Truth in American Education, Tamara Scott of Concerned Women for America and Jenni White of Restore Oklahoma Public Education.

Doors will open at 6:30 for light refreshments and the program will begin at 7:00pm.

You can RSVP here.  Here is the Facebook event page.

Cross-posted from Iowans for Local Control

No More Common Core Symposium in New Jersey

New Jersey readers mark your calendars for this symposium that will be offered in September.  Concerned Citizens of Southern New Jersey will host a “No More Common Core” Symposium on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 10:00am at the Ramada Inn in Vineland, NJ.  Guest speakers will be: Sandra Stotsky, Duke Pesta, Chris Tienken, Deneen Borelli, and Tom Borelli.

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You can download the pdf version of the flyer above here.

#CaniSEE The Solution: Countering Common Core

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The Heritage Foundation, Women on the Wall, Eagle Forum, and Voices Empower are co-sponsoring a conference in Austin, TX on June 20-21 called #CaniSee The Solution.  It is meant to be a counter-event to the PTA national convention being held in Austin on June 19th-22nd who has invited U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to keynote.

The #CaniSee The Solution conference will feature some of the most prominent voices who have come together to end the federal takeover of K-12 public education:

Speakers:

  • Dr. Sandra Stotsky – Professor Emeritus, University of Arkansas
  • Dr. James Milgram — Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Stanford University
  • Jane Robbins – Attorney and senior fellow with American Principles Project
  • Dr. Peg Luksik – Founded on Truth

Workshop Leaders:

  • Alice Linahan – Moderator, Women on the Wall
  • MerryLynn Gerstenschlager – Texas Eagle Forum
  • Mary Bowen – Current Texas classroom teacher
  • Jeanine MacGregor – Writer, researcher, cognitive learning expert
  • Nakonia (Niki) Hayes – “The Story of John Saxon” – Saxon Math
  • Henry W. Burke — EducationViews.org Contributor
  • Jenni White – ROPE – Oklahoma
  • Anita Moncrief – True the Vote
  • Lisa Benson — National Security Radio
  • Karen Schroeder – President of Advocates for Academic Freedom
  • Glyn Wright – Executive Director of Eagle Forum

This conference is part of the #CaniSee campaign launced by Women on the Wall that calls on parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and concerned citizens to give the gift of American Exceptionalism to the next generation by going into their child’s classroom to ask these three questions.

  • #CanISee™© WHAT you are teaching my child?
  • #CanISee™© HOW you are teaching my child?
  • #CanISee™© WHO is benefiting financially from the curriculum on which my child’s teacher is being evaluated?

You can register for the conference here.

Common Core Symposium in Ottawa, IL This Friday

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Debra Wenger shared this information with me via Facebook so I wanted to highlight it for our Illinois readers.

A Common Core Symposium, expounding the hazards and truth about Common Core, with Joy Pullmann from The Heartland Institute, along with an Open House for Ottawa Christian Academy, will be held at Heritage Christian Center 900 Hitt St. (Rt. 71) in Ottawa, IL. on Friday June 6th, 2014.

An open house and spaghetti supper is from 4-6pm with the Common Core Symposium beginning at 6:30pm.

For more information contact: Heritage Christian Center/Ottawa Christian Academy at 815-434-0507; email: heritagechristiancenter@yahoo.com or visit their website at www.heritagechristiancenter.net

iREFUSE Opt-Out Rally in New York

Stop Common Core in New York State is helping organize an iREFUSE rally right before the HST takes place in New York (Monday, March 31st).  The rally will take place on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 from 12:00p – 4:00p (EDT) at Comsewogue High School Football Field (565 Bicycle Path, Port Jefferson Station, NY).  Judging from the list of speakers that are coming it should be a great event for New Yorkers.

Here is a downloadable flyer that you can give out.

March 29th Flyer

Kansans to Rally Tomorrow in Topeka to Stop Common Core

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FYI to our readers in the Sunflower State.  Kansans Against Common Core has put together a rally TOMORROW at the State Capitol Building in Topeka.  There is also a hearing for HB 2621 with the Kansas House Education Committee.  All of the information is below, courtesy of Kristin George:

Reclaim Kansas Education

We apologize for the short notice, but hope you will still find time to join us in as we meet and rally in support of HB 2621 before the House Education Committee hearing at 1:15pm.

WEDNESDAY, February 19th
First floor of the Capitol – North
11-11:30am – Meet & Greet
11:30am – Welcome
11:45am – Presentations and Discussion
1:15pm – Hearing for HB 2621

We will have buttons, signs and information.

* Please bring your own snacks – no food will be provided.

And we want to hear from you!
We plan to have short presentations,
by those attending that would like to speak.

If you need more information and directions for the Capitol
please visit: http://kshs.org/p/kansas-state-capitol-parking/11708

Photo credit: Aviper2K7 (CC-By-SA 3.0)

Rally to Stop Common Core at the Utah State Capitol Tonight

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(Salt Lake City, UT) Utahns Against Common Core will hold a rally on Tuesday, February 18, at 6:30pm to send a message to Utah Legislators; stand up against the common core or prepare to be voted out of office.  The rally will be held in the basement in the Capitol building in the Hall of Governors.  Speakers include Sinhue Noriega, renowned teacher and author, many state legislators, community activists and Rod Arquette.

Common Core was brought to Utah under a shroud of ignorance and secrecy.  Parents, educators, and the public in general were excluded from its implementation and adoption.  This rally will kick off the efforts of a non-partisan coalition of Utahns who will come together and mobilize across Utah with the express purpose of exposing Common Core as a system that treats Utah’s children like political and corporate resources rather than as individuals born with unique talents and needs.

The rally comes on the heels of a U.S. Senate Resolution denouncing the Obama administration’s coercion of the States with Common Core.  The Resolution was recently announced and is co-sponsored by Senators Tim Scott (R-South Carolina), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi), Roger Wicker (R-Mississippi) and Mike Enzi (R-Wyoming).  The U.S. House issued a similar Resolution sponsored by Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-South Carolina).  Its original co-signers include Congressman Rob Bishop (R-Utah) and Chris Stewart (R-Utah).

Laureen Simper, a mom from Murray, will be attending the rally because she expressed, “I stand for excellence, for local control, for privacy, for teachers, but first, last, and always, I stand for my children.”

Utahns Against Common Core is a loosely organized coalition of parents, teachers and citizens from around the state formed to restore local control of education.  To learn more about joining in the fight to regain local control of education in Utah please visit www.utahnsagainstcommoncore.com.

Photo credit: Scott Catron (CC-By-SA 2.0)

Missouri Rally for Excellent Education This Tuesday

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Missouri Coalition Against Common Core will host a “Rally for Excellent Education” this Tuesday, February 18th.  Below is an email that was sent out by the group’s co-founder Anne Gassel:

If you need a GPS address you can use 201 W. Capitol Ave Jefferson City. You will most likely end up parking in one of the lots located near the capitol as parking on the circular drive fills up rapidly. There are free lots on Missouri Avenue two blocks NW of the capitol. There is also a covered parking garage on Madison St. two blocks SE of the capitol (max $6/day).

We recommend you bring your lunch. There is a small cafeteria in the capitol but it will be very busy with everyone there for the rally.

Event Schedule

Breakout sessions (basement of the Capitol-House side)
10:00 a.m. Hearing Room 2

Student Data Collection Dangers and the Need to Protect Your Child -Paul Schwartz

Opt Your Child Out of Standardized Testing (Know Your Rights) – Mary Byrne

How to talk to your legislator – Anne Gassel

If the room is full, head on up to the 1st floor rotunda to check in, get your legislator cards and find a seat for the rally. We will run this session again in the after the rally so don’t worry about not getting in.

12:00  p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Rally – first floor rotunda

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Delivery of the six cards and bill sheets, visiting with your members of the Missouri General Assembly. This is also a time for you to eat your lunch quickly if you plan to stay for the afternoon break out sessions.

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Breakout sessions (basement of the Capitol-House side)

Hearing Room 2
Student Data Collection Dangers and the Need to Protect Your Child -Paul Schwartz
Opt Your Child Out of Standardized Testing (Know Your Rights) – Mary Byrne

Hearing Room 4
Using Social Media To Get The Message Out – Gretchen Logue
The Grassroots Toolkit for Media Involvement (Liberty Toolkit) – Ron Calzone,    Missouri First

Hearing Room 6
Common Core in My Child’s School (A mom’s perspective) – Stacy Shore
What You Can Accomplish in Your Community (One mom’s struggle against the education system)– Jill Carter

This event is being planned to give the members of the  leadership in both chambers, and any individuals who need it, the extra encouragement to make sure our bills get over the finish line. The 2014 session ends on Friday, May 16.

If you can’t make it to the rally….

Please contact your legislator and ask them to support these bills.

MO Out of Common Core and SBAC

HB1490 Bahr – Hearing Scheduled Thursday February 20th in House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee

SB 798 Emery
SB 514 Lamping

Student Data Protection

HB1873 Guernsey Student Data Protection Act

SB819 Wallingford 4th Amendment Protection Act

Election of State Board of Education

HJR 74 & HB1818 Dohrman

Quincy, MA Common Core Forum Tonight

A message on our Facebook page.

“For your Massachusetts followers, there is a Common Core question and answer/discussion this evening at 7pm at the Best Western Adams Inn in Quincy, MA. It is being held by the Pioneer Institute.”

Here is the address for that event – 29 Hancock St, Quincy, MA.  Jim Stergios, executive director of the Pioneer Institute will be presenting.  7:00pm (EST) so if you live in the area go check it out.

Here’s the Facebook event page.