Why is Common Core a Problem? Diane Douglas Town Hall Listening Tours

Diane Douglas has been hosting Town Hall "listening" events all over Arizona, giving the public a chance to come to the microphone and speak on whatever public school concern they have.  See below for the schedule of upcoming Town Halls. The hot topic is Common Core.  If you can’t attend, you can send an email to Ms. Douglas at HearingEveryVoice@azed.gov.

Click HERE to read a sample flyer for details.  This is for the Payson/Globe event coming up June 4.  Please note some points on the Flyer: 1) High Stakes Testing/AzMERIT.  2) Stop Collecting and Distributing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) on our children!

High Stakes Testing/AzMERIT

Here are just a few reasons to oppose AzMERIT and any "High Stakes Test" that is being given to Arizona’s kids:  

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Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: Standardized Testing

With ridicule and humor, John Oliver drives home the absurdity of Common Core Standards and testing.  All 18 minutes touches on each problem.  (Some foul language has been bleeped.)  At one point, you will see a screen indicating testing companies.  A.I.R. is one of them.  That’s the company that produced AZMerit.  Please send this to anyone you see as "on the fence," or who champions Common Core, without knowing the facts.    

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Gina Ray to Speak 5/23 at Prescott Country Club: AzMERIT and Common Core

Please attend this very important seminar featuring Gina Ray, a Gilbert mom who started "Opt Out Arizona."  She will be speaking on the inferior Common Core standards and inappropriate high stakes testing (AzMERIT).  The mother of four children, Ms. Ray had never been involved in politics before.  After seeing her children experience the negative effects of Common Core, she began reading and researching the entire nationalized system.  She has been lobbying against it ever since and has made a huge impression!  

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