Iowa Event: Common Core Forum in Des Moines

Iowa-flagConcerned 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).

Those who attend can 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 a handful of bills up for subcommittee hearings the next day in the Iowa House, 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

Originally posted at Iowans for Local Control.