August 18, 2017

“Assessments and Accountability” (STOP COMMON CORE) Bills About to Be Tabled!

DEMAND UP OR DOWN VOTE ON “ASSESSMENTS AND ACCOUNTABILITY” BILLS!

SEND A FREE MESSAGE TO FLORIDA HO– — — USE AND SENATE
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To every parent, grandparent and taxpayer who cares about the future of our children:

We’ve recently shared the good news that Sen. Greg Evers and Rep. John Tobia filed the “Florida Education Stakeholders Empowerment Act” as bills titled “Assessments and Accountability” in the Florida Senate (SB 1496) and House (HB 1121).   If passed, these bills will provide each school and school teacher the flexibility to unleash the creative potential of each child by:

  • Restoring accountability of curriculum content and materials to local districts and parents
  • Dramatically reducing costs and complexity of testing
  • Increasing learning time and increasing choices for students
  • Eliminating the risk of individual data mining
  • REPEALING Common Core and Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, replacing them with the very best state reading and math standards
  • ELIMINATING high-stakes testing with phony state accountability and implementing ONE nationally normed test (e.g the “Iowa Basic” or the “Stanford Achievement Test”)

The bills have been assigned to the house “Choice and Innovation Subcommittee” and the senate “Committee on Education Pre-K – 12″.

That’s the good news.

The BAD NEWS is that Florida leadership has decided to table these bills!  We can thank Jeb Bush, Pearson PLC, and the big money/power of the federal government and crony capitalists.  The house & senate committees do not even have the courage to let the bills come to the floor for a simple UP OR DOWN VOTE!

You must take action today and every day this week. Send this petition (right) to members of the house & senate committees to whom these bills were assigned.  That’s an important action step, but it is not going to be enough this time.  You also need to call these committee members at BOTH their district and Tallahassee phone numbers every day.  This may seem like a lot of work, but we’re talking about maybe 5 minutes a day.  Is that too much effort to spend to save the future of Florida’s children?  Here’s a list of house & senate committee members.  Just click on each name for district & Tallahassee phone numbers:

Now more than ever, leadership MUST hear loud and clear that we’re fully behind this effort. DEMAND that these bills be brought to the floor for an up or down vote.  Time is short.  Please send an email TODAY (using the form at right), and CALL the committee members every day this week!

NOTE: Your impact will be greater if you take a few minutes to  Write your own subject and rewrite some of the email message to be in your own words. Leaders and their staffs tend to pay less attention to emails that are identical copies of what they’ve seen before. But if you take the time to change it (or at least SOME of it), it indicates that you care enough about the issue to spend some time constructing your message.

DEMAND UP OR DOWN VOTE ON “ASSESSMENTS AND ACCOUNTABILITY” BILLS!

SEND A FREE MESSAGE TO FLORIDA HO– — — USE AND SENATE

act now

 

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