Missouri Rally for Excellent Education This Tuesday

Missouri State Capitol

Missouri Coalition Against Common Core will host a “Rally for Excellent Education” this Tuesday, February 18th.  Below is an email that was sent out by the group’s co-founder Anne Gassel:

If you need a GPS address you can use 201 W. Capitol Ave Jefferson City. You will most likely end up parking in one of the lots located near the capitol as parking on the circular drive fills up rapidly. There are free lots on Missouri Avenue two blocks NW of the capitol. There is also a covered parking garage on Madison St. two blocks SE of the capitol (max $6/day).

We recommend you bring your lunch. There is a small cafeteria in the capitol but it will be very busy with everyone there for the rally.

Event Schedule

Breakout sessions (basement of the Capitol-House side)
10:00 a.m. Hearing Room 2

Student Data Collection Dangers and the Need to Protect Your Child -Paul Schwartz

Opt Your Child Out of Standardized Testing (Know Your Rights) – Mary Byrne

How to talk to your legislator – Anne Gassel

If the room is full, head on up to the 1st floor rotunda to check in, get your legislator cards and find a seat for the rally. We will run this session again in the after the rally so don’t worry about not getting in.

12:00  p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Rally – first floor rotunda

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Delivery of the six cards and bill sheets, visiting with your members of the Missouri General Assembly. This is also a time for you to eat your lunch quickly if you plan to stay for the afternoon break out sessions.

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Breakout sessions (basement of the Capitol-House side)

Hearing Room 2
Student Data Collection Dangers and the Need to Protect Your Child -Paul Schwartz
Opt Your Child Out of Standardized Testing (Know Your Rights) – Mary Byrne

Hearing Room 4
Using Social Media To Get The Message Out – Gretchen Logue
The Grassroots Toolkit for Media Involvement (Liberty Toolkit) – Ron Calzone,    Missouri First

Hearing Room 6
Common Core in My Child’s School (A mom’s perspective) – Stacy Shore
What You Can Accomplish in Your Community (One mom’s struggle against the education system)– Jill Carter

This event is being planned to give the members of the  leadership in both chambers, and any individuals who need it, the extra encouragement to make sure our bills get over the finish line. The 2014 session ends on Friday, May 16.

If you can’t make it to the rally….

Please contact your legislator and ask them to support these bills.

MO Out of Common Core and SBAC

HB1490 Bahr – Hearing Scheduled Thursday February 20th in House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee

SB 798 Emery
SB 514 Lamping

Student Data Protection

HB1873 Guernsey Student Data Protection Act

SB819 Wallingford 4th Amendment Protection Act

Election of State Board of Education

HJR 74 & HB1818 Dohrman