URGENT ALERT: Stop Common Core in North Carolina – TODAY!

By June 2, 2014North Carolina
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House Bill 1061/Senate Bill 812 Replace Common Core to Meet NC’s Needs: This bill removes Common Core State Standards from General Statute. By doing so, the bill clarifies the State Board of Education’s authority over the direction and content of North Carolina education standards. Read the bill.

1. Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is an Assault on States’ Rights and Local Control. The CCSS initiative is unconstitutional and is an affront to states’ rights as outlined in the Tenth Amendment.

HB 1061 keeps the federal government from interfering with educational standards that are, according to the Constitution, the authority of North Carolina.

2. Supporters of CCSS claim that the development of the standards was a “state-led” effort, but that simply is not true. Neither state boards of education, state legislators nor local education officials, school leaders, teachers, nor parents were included in the development, evaluation, and adoption of CCSS.

According to Lt. Governor Dan Forest: HB 1061/SB 812 Replace Common Core to Meet NC’s Needs, “puts control of education back into the hands of North Carolina, where it belongs.” Read Lt Governor Dan Forest’s Informative Testimony at the North Carolina LRC Common Core State Standards Study Committee.

3. Common Core is a Lowering of Education Standards. Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Professor Emerita at the University of Arkansas served on the Common Core Validation Committee. She cited poor quality, empty skill sets, the de-emphasis on literature and low reading levels. Common Core is not higher standards; it is experimental standards!
If passed, HB1061/SB812 will create a standards review commission that will be able to make recommendations to the State Board of Education for needed changes.

4. See our website: nc.cwfa.org and Talking Points for more information on why we must STOP COMMON CORE in North Carolina

URGENT ACTION:

Support HB 1061/SB 812 Replace Common Core to Meet NC’s Needs and let’s put control of education back into the hands of North Carolina. Come one, come all to support this extremely important bill!

NOW, please, contact your senator and representative to urge a “yes” vote on HB 1061/ SB 812 Replace Common Core to Meet NC’s Needs. Click HERE to find out who your senator and representative is.

NOW, contact the House Education Committee and the Senate Education Committee to urge a “yes” vote on HB 1061 Replace Common Core to Meet NC’s Needs.

NOW, please take a moment today to pass this information on to others!

Tuesday, June 3, 10:00 a.m., House Bill 1061 Replace Common Core to Meet NC’s Needs will be heard in the House Education Committee meeting at RM # 643 in Legislative Office Building, 300 N. Salisbury Street, Raleigh, 27601.

Wednesday, June 4, afternoon, Senate Bill 812 Replace Common Core to Meet NC’s Needs will be heard at the Senate Education Committee meeting.

Wednesday, June 4, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., join with Concerned Women for America of North Carolina at our 14th Annual Day at the Capital in Raleigh, as we meet with our legislators to voice support for HB 1061/SB812. To attend this event, view our events calendar HERE.

We need ALL CONCERNED WOMEN AND MEN FOR AMERICA OF NORTH CAROLINA who are concerned that education standards stay in North Carolina to make your voice heard and your presence known at the legislature this week! Let your Senator and Representative know that you support: “VOTE YES! HB 1061/ SB 812”

PRAY that HB 1061 /SB 812 Replace Common Core to Meet NC’s Needs will become state law.
If you cannot be present at the Legislature, I urge you to pray without ceasing!

Your prayers and actions will make a difference for the principles of freedom ensuring that education standards stay in North Carolina, the shining light on the hill.

Get involved with CWA of North Carolina! Contact: [email protected] and/or view our website at nc.cwfa.org.