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Common Core Forum in Des Moines This Tuesday!

February 7, 2014 0 Comments

Concerned Women for America of Iowa is hosting a forum this Tuesday, February 11 starting at 6:30p.  It will be held at the Airport Holiday Inn & Conference Center (6111 Fleur Dr., Des Moines, IA).

Find out why the Republican National Committee and the Republican Party of Iowa passed a Resolution to Stop Common Core, Sen. Chuck Grassley has worked to stop the funding at the federal level, and states across the nation are working to repeal or reject all or portions of the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, as well as, pulling out of their Common Core assessment consortiums PARCC or Smarter Balanced – including some of our own state legislators.    This top-down, centralized approach to education reform is is an issue that can bring liberals and conservatives together.

There are Stop Common Core Legislation Introduced in the Iowa House up for subcommittee hearings the next day, Wed – 2-12-14, and CWA of Iowa CWALAC wants to make sure parents, teachers, and legislators, fully understand their impact.

The speakers are:

Jane Robbins J.D., senior fellow at the American Principles Project, whose work includes education policy, student privacy and parental rights issues. Ms. Robbins has drafted state legislation on educational transparency and sovereignty that has led to a parallel resolution by the South Carolina Southern Baptist Convention, model ALEC legislation, and emulated legislation in several states.

Henry Burke is a Civil Engineer with a B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. He has been a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) for 37 years and has worked as a Civil Engineer in construction for over 40 years. Mr. Burke had a successful 27-year career with a large construction company. Henry Burke serves as a full-time volunteer to oversee various construction projects. He has written numerous articles on education, engineering, construction, politics, taxes, and the economy including state specific costs for the implementation of Common Core / Iowa Core.

Bruno Behrend J.D., as the Senior Fellow for education policy at The Heartland Institute, Behrend deals  with strategies in moving forward to stop Common Core / Iowa Core even after implementation.

This is a free event and no RSVP is necessary.

Questions? 515-259-0087 or [email protected].

Filed in: Common Core News, Events, Iowa Ed News • Tags: Bruno Behrend, Common Core State Standards, Concerned Women for America of Iowa, Henry Burke, Jane Robbins

About the Author: Shane Vander Hart

Shane Vander Hart founded Iowans for Local Control in 2012. Shane also is the founder and editor-in-chief of Caffeinated Thoughts and the founder and president of 4:15 Communications, LLC, a social media & communications consulting/management firm.  You can connect with Shane on Facebook or follow him on Twitter and Google +.