Stacie Clarke, Co-Founder and Central Florida State coordinator is calling for a mass protest against Common Core. She is asking all those who oppose a Federal takeover of education to let the State Board of Education know how you feel about Common Core.
The protest will take place as follows:
February 18, 2014 –
8:00 AM Press Conference
FPACC will be holding press conference at 8:00am on Tuesday, February 18th. We are putting together the press release as we speak. Laura Caruso will be speaking for FL parents against CC.
9:00 AM State Board of Education Meeting
Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center
445 W. Amelia St. (1st Floor)
Orlando, FL 32801
Message from Stacie Clarke:
We are still in the fight against Common Core – it is coming down to the wire.
We only have a few weeks to make a difference and convince legislators that their reelections depend on passing a Pause Bill to stop Common Core for about 2 years and do the research.
Unfortunately Florida is having a much harder time than other states because this is ground zero for Jeb Bush. He supports it because the big money supporters of CC are giving money to his non-profit.
We need to make enough noise that the legislators realize it is better for them to have us happy than Jeb Bush.
This meeting is coming up in about 2 weeks – it is on a Tuesday morning.
I know many work schedules conflict with this. But, this is a great reason to take a day off!
But if we don’t start making this a priority and fast, it will be too late and Common Core will be entrenched just like Obamacare.
We are asking everyone to attend the meeting and if you have enough people in your group, have some stationed outside for the media with signs. Please don’t bring nasty or mean signs – keep them informational and brief like “Common Core is dumbing down our students”, “Common Core cost is ridiculous”, “Common Core violates our children’s privacy”, “Stop Fed Ed”, “Stop Indoctrination”, “Local Control, not Federal”, “Entirely untested”, “Kids are Guinea Pigs”, “Follow the Money”, “Lack of Parental Input”, “Excessive Testing”, “Teaching for the Test”, “Lack of Quality”, “Cost to Taxpayers?”, “Early American History Not Taught”
We would like a large contingent both inside and outside. Please contact every group you know in Florida and ask them to attend since this is a statewide meeting. If you have media contacts, please let them know about this meeting.
Contact: Stacie Clarke
Co-Founder and Central FL State Coordinator
Florida Parents Against Common Core