Take Back Our Schools Conferences in Missouri

TBOS1The Missouri Coalition Against Common Core in conjunction with Americans for Prosperity Missouri announced three conferences they are holding in different areas of Missouri on the Common Core State Standards and Student Data Collection.  Each event will have national Common Core experts (I will be speaking in Kansas City).

Here are the dates:

  • Kansas City – Saturday October 5, 2013  at the North Kansas City Community Center (1p –6p)
  • St. Louis – Sunday October 20, 2013  at the Wildwood Hotel (1p – 6p)
  • Springfield – Saturday October 26, 2013 at the University Plaza Hotel (9a –2p)

Topics covered:

  • The History of Common Core Standards – How Did We Get Here?
  • High Quality Standards For Everyone? Not so much. What about special needs kids? How could
  • CC harm early learners?
  • Testing Testing Testing
  • Data Collection – The government wants to know everything about your children. How can you protect their privacy?
  • What are your rights according to Missouri state law? How can you begin to assert those rights?
  • What is happening at the federal level when it comes to Common Core, Data Collection and state’s rights to control education
  • The future of education in Missouri – a common sense approach based on local assertion of rights already granted by our constitution and legislature.

They will also be offering the following break out sessions for various interest groups so they can network with other grassroots activists:

School Board Members – Know your rights as a School Board member. Compare experiences and network with other board members who are trying to get their district out of the public/private system of common standards.

Grassroots Activists – For parents, taxpayers, teachers, legislators. We’ll talk about everything in our activist kit, answer questions and get you networking.

Non-Public Schools (Catholic/Private/Home Schools) – Whether or not CC is in or coming to your school, you need to know what to watch for and how to keep the quality education you are paying for or providing.

You can download their flyer here.

You can pre-register for these conferences here (note the times on Eventbrite are not accurate).  The cost is $25 per person.