I wanted to bring an awesome event that is happening next week to the attention to our New York readers (as well as those in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Northern New Jersey as it is a drivable distance from you guys). See the announcement below:
STOP Common Core in New York State, a parent advocacy group, has organized a half-day forum on Saturday, September 21, 2013 to inform, equip and empower parents regarding the “real facts” of the newly implemented educational mandate in New York State and the future of their children’s education known as the Common Core State Standards.
The group, consisting of parents and teachers was established by a concerned Port Chester mother and father, Yvonne Gasperino and Glen Dalgleish. They have put together a power-packed forum of national speakers and experts who are well-versed in the challenges and short-comings of this new educational mandate. Not validated by educators and yet already adopted by 45 states, the Common Core State Standards prematurely claims to enhance critical thinking skills and prepare American students in PreK -12th grades for the 21st century global economy.
This free event is open to the public and is intended to inform the community of the negative impact these new standards will have on education in general, its effect on the future education and careers of our students, and the debilitating costs associated with its implementation and loss of New York’s educational sovereignty. This forum will also address the “one-size-fits-all” approach of our educational system for all students, as well as the standards’ omission for special education and gifted students alike.
The forum is being held at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel in West Harrison, New York and will include a panel of education experts from a wide-spectrum of groups across the nation. They include Jamie Gass, Director of the Center for School Reform at the Pioneer Institute, Neal McCluskey, Ph.D., Associate Director of the Cato Center for Educational Freedom, Emmett McGroarty, Executive Director of the Preserve Innocence Initiative at the American Principles Project, Sheila Kaplan, Founder of EducationalNewYork.com and Dr. Christopher Tienken, Assistant Professor, Seton Hall University.
This is a great opportunity for New York parents to hear from a panel of national experts on the ramifications of Common Core and how this will impact their child’s future. Parents know that their children are NOT COMMON, so why should their education be?
The event will take place between 1:00 pm and 5:00 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. The Renaissance Westchester Hotel is located at 80 West Red Oak Lane in West Harrison. For more information on the event and the group, visit www.StopCommonCoreinNewYork.com
About STOP Common Core in New York:
STOP Common Core in New York State was launched April, 2013 to inform, equip and empower parents as to the consequences of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) agenda, which includes important information for parents of school-age children on the loss of local and parental control, data mining, high-stakes testing, elimination of school choice, school tax dollars and the imminent threat of New York’s educational sovereignty. www.StopCommonCoreinNewYork.comTwitter: @StopCCSSinNYS