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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Join this #stopcommoncore Telephone Conference Thursday, July 25

“Stop Common Core Conference Call"

Common Core State Standards in education have garnered a growing degree of attention from all sides of the educational policy field in the last several months. New Hampshire was one of the states to adopt this new set of academic standards and is right at the center of this lively debate currently going on in the school halls.

Common Core's advocates say it raises the educational bar. Yet, detractors have indicated that Common Core comes with a number of detrimental trade-offs.

The minds and futures of children merit the careful consideration of all angles and facts to determine the truth and the best course of action.

Interested parties are invited to join an exclusive 90-minute discussion call that will address Common Core State Standards. Respected educational policy experts from several well-known organizations will be on the phone to present valuable information and respond to your questions.
The discussion call will be held on:
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Thursday, July 25 @ 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EST (last 30 minutes will be a Q &A) 
Call in Number: 530-881-1300 Code: 587258

Experts on the call will include:
Dr. Sandra Stotsky: Sandra Stotsky was professor of education reform at the University of Arkansas and held the 21st Century Chair in Teacher Quality. She retired in December 2012. She served as Senior Associate Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education from 1999-2003, where she was in charge of developing or revising all the state’s K-12 standards, teacher licensure tests, and teacher and administrator licensure regulations. She served on the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from 2006-2010, appointed by Governor Mitt Romney. She served on the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, from 2006-2008, appointed by Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. Most recently she served on the Common Core Validation Committee, from 2009-2010. She was also editor of NCTE’s premier research journal, Research in the Teaching of English, from 1991 to 1997. She has published extensively in professional journals and written several books.

Joy Pullman: education research fellow, The Heartland Institute is a research fellow of The Heartland Institute and managing editor of School Reform News, a national monthly publication. In that capacity, she has interviewed and produced podcasts with many of the leading figures in school reform. She previously was the assistant editor for American Magazine at the American Enterprise Institute. She is also the 2013 recipient of a Robert Novak journalism fellowship for in-
depth reporting on Common Core national education standards.

1 comment:

  1. Here is a playlist of common core hearings in Arkansas.

    #commoncore in Arkansas,


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