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The state of our nation's education and the standards by which both students and educators are held should be of importance to all of us. Common Core State Standards are national math and language arts standards that are being implemented across the country despite pushback from legislators, teachers and parents.
FreedomWorks held a nationwide town hall call last Thursday evening, June 6th, to help educate and equip activists around the country on this important issue. The hour long call hosted over 600 attendees and featured educational activists and Common Core experts Dr. Sandra Stotsky, research fellow for the Heartland Institute Joy Pullmann, Wyoming teacher Christy Hooley, and Wisconsin activist Tony Urso.
FreedomWorks' Director of Grassroots, Whitney Neal was on the line throughout the call to guide our activists as to actions they can take and answer questions regarding the different challenges each state faces in stopping Common Core.
You can listen to the entire call here. You can also use our resource center on Common Core which lists actions you can take in your state to stop this program, testimonials of teachers and activists, connect with others in your area and get all the facts about Common Core.
Our friends over at the Heartland Institute have also put together a great resource on the policy solutions to Common Core as well as messaging tips and ways you can get involved. If you have a local group you're working with, they also offer a must-have guide that you can order.
Since Common Core is in different stages in each state, and requires different legislative actions based on the laws and regulations of each state, it's important that you connect locally. We're working with activists around the country who are dedicated to educating their peers, teachers and legislators as to their concerns about Common Core. Please let us know how we can help you by contacting Whitney Neal.
More related links on Common Core:
Podcast - FreedomCast on Common Core with Kristina Ribali and Whitney Neal