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2015 New Meeting Venue and New Meeting Day
Beginning in January 2015
the Lee Republican Women's
Club will be meeting at a new place and on a new day.
We are moving to:
FIRST TUESDAY OF MONTH
Common Core = Zero Common Sense
We generally consider September to be the time we turn our attention to the end of summer, as well as the time for the students to return to the classroom.
While my children no longer fit into the category of students, I became interested in the Common Core State Standards Initiative after attending a forum on the subject. The main objective of Common Core is to implement national control of standards testing. It is a curriculum with no input from parents, teachers, or legislators at any level. Critics state that children are confused and confounded with bizarre math methods, political correctness and revisionist history, in addition to constant testing.
According to Wikipedia, the goal of Common Core was to establish consistent educational standards across the states for mathematics and English language arts. By adopting Common Core standards, states were given the possibility of receiving competitive federal Race to the Top grants and a waiver on No Child Left Behind. Forty-one states applying for the grants promised to adopt the standards in their application. While the standards have received some support, three-fifths of the states that had formally adopted the standards have introduced legislation to repeal them, or are in some stage of the process that would repeal Common Core participation. At least two attempts occurred in Florida to pause implementation, but failed. In July of 2013, the Lee Republican Executive Committee passed a resolution citing their position against Common Core.
More information on Common Core can be found at www.flcommoncore.net and www.stopcommoncorefl.com. The standards that are being used by Florida can be found at www.fldoe.org.
President Joyce Easton
FROM OUR PRESIDENT JOYCE EASTON