Parents and grandparents have been conditioned to feel helpless when facing issues at school. Great article about how to overcome these feelings and move forward HERE.
Actions to Stop Common Core
Provide your legislator or school district with this INFORMATION ABOUT HOW A STATE OR SCHOOL DISTRICT CAN OPT OUT WITH FINANCIAL PENALTY HERE.
The Race to the Top funding ends this year and there was no provision which requires schools to comply with RttT requirements into the 2014-15 school year. Read about how to take action and opt your school out of Common Core HERE.
Sample IL school board resolution questioning Common Core and PARCC testing HERE. When your school board claims that no other Illinois school district has spoken out, let them know that several have; for example the East Peoria school board!
MOST COMMON CORE PLANNING AND CURRICULUM DECISIONS ARE MADE ON THE SCHOOL DISTRICT LEVEL:
Attend local school board meetings and speak out. BRING YOUR CAMERA SO WE CAN POST IT ONLINE!!!
Submit your local school board and school district meeting information to our events calendar. We will generate an action alert to our community of activists.
Download free booklet which explains the function of a school board and how to get involved: http://info.americanmajority.org/guide-to-better-schools
Our public officials have been trained in the “Delphi Technique.” This is a highly effective method used to manage a “public meeting” which is not really a forum for public comment but rather a PR event with a pre-determined outcome which benefits the public officials. This information is SO HELPFUL.
The Parent and Community Action Plan provides action points to address your areas of concern
Call, write and meet with elected local, state, and national representatives.
- Go to this page to find your Illinois General Assembly representatives and to find the Illinois Education committee members.
- Sample letter to send to your state legislators: http://www.hslda.org/commoncore/state.aspx
- Letter with links to email to legislators: https://stopcommoncoreillinois.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/sample-letter-to-legislator.pdf
Contact Congress through the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121.
Write letters to the editors of newspapers and websites.
Click HERE to learn how to track a topic online and write effectively.
Request organizations to pass resolutions to not adopt the CCSS or to rescind decisions already made. Present resolutions to key decision makers. Here is a sample of such a resolution.
INFORMATION PROMOTING CHRISTIAN HOMESCHOOLING: Operation Jericho – Some Christians are working with their Christian community to encourage homeschooling. Information HERE