This is a reader submission a concerned parent in California, about a bill that would establish California’s new Common Core-aligned assessment and pave the way for Smarter Balanced Assessments:
I just got off the phone with staff in the CA State Senate Appropriations Committee about AB 484 (Bonilla) Pupil assessments: California Measurement of Academic Performance and Progress for the 21st Century (CalMAPP21) (see here).
AB 484 was amended again and sent to the Senate floor with a do pass recommendation last Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. As of this writing, the last set of amendments have not been made available to or published on the public record. Who knows what their up too? We MUST remind CA Senators they answer to us and hold them accountable! AB 484 could hit the full Senate floor for final vote any day. This bill has already made its way through the Assembly. This is our LAST opportunity to STOP AB 484 dead in its tracks.
Please CALL – FAX – EMAIL – WRITE every CA State Senator TODAY http://senate.ca.gov/senators Tell them NO on AB 484. And tell them you are watching THEM. Please SHARE this in all of your groups, FB pages and with all of the organizations fighting Common Core throughout the Country. Ask them to SHARE on their sites and with their email lists. We must alert every concerned parent in CA. It’s time for Californians to do OUR job by taking control from out of control State bureaucrats and special interest groups who have sold us out and jeopardized our children and future generations.
All hands on deck! Let’s get busy and make some NOISE in Sacramento! NO on AB 484.