Sen. Andy Biggs Convenes Common Core State Standards Symposium 10/30/2013. Speakers include Dr. Sandra Stotsky, professor emeritus University of Arkansas. Primary developer of award-winning K-12 Standards for Massachusetts. Served on the Common Core Validation Committee, but refused to sign off on them. John Huppenthal, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jonathan Butcher, Education Director of Goldwater Institute. Jared Taylor, Business Manager of Heritage Academy. Gilbert Town Council Member.