The following comes from a Nov. 3 story on Breitbart.com.
Across California, grassroots groups have together to address growing concerns with the Common Core state standards. The state adopted them in 2010. The 2013-14 school year served as a trial run for the implementation of the nationwide standards and testing. This year, it all became official.
Breitbart News reported that in April Unveiling Common Core blitzed through the Golden State in five nights to oppose the centralized, one-size-fits-all standards. Now, Unveiling Common Core: The Unanswered Questions has expanded into a two-week, 13-stop tour from November 3-17.
“Unveiling” will examine the fundamental changes in the new education standards, government data warehousing, local control, and high-stakes testing. It features nationally and regionally-known community leaders, speakers and education experts, all poised to discuss the troubling realities of Big Education.
The tour kicks off in Northern California, in Merced County on November 3. Keynote panelists are Dr. Sandra Stotsky, professor emerita at University of Arkansas and the author of the highly acclaimed Massachusetts academic standards and Dr. James Milgram, professor emeritus in the Mathematics Department at Stanford University.
Stotsky and Milgram were the outspoken voices on the Common Core Validation Committee who refused to sign off on the national standards. Joining them is Kevin Snider with the Pacific Justice Institute, the legal organization responsible for the assessment and survey Opt-Out forms.
The Northern California tour continues onto Stanislaus County on November 5, Sonoma on November 6, Contra Costa on November 7, and El Dorado on November 8.
November 10-17 is the Southern California leg. It opens with “Confronting the Reality” of Common Core in San Juan Capistrano on November 10. Stotsky and Milgram will be joined by Bill Evers, Former US Assistant Secretary of State; Ze’ev Wurman, former senior advisor, US Department of Education; and Emmett McGroarty, American Principles Project. Event underwriters are the American Principles Project and the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research.
Following are forums in Mission Valley on November 12, Chino Hills on November 13, the Inland Empire on November 15 and Palos Verdes on November 16. The final date, November 17, in Costa Mesa, will be hosted by the Orange County Board of Education as a public hearing….
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