The board of Restore Oklahoma Public Education would like to express our appreciation to Governor Mary Fallin for signing HB3399 into Oklahoma law today.
Here are some responses to many of the concerns generated by organizations such as Stand For Children and the PTA. If you have questions about some of their claims, please check this list:
• Objection: "If we lose our NCLB waiver, decisions about how to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars going to our schools will be controlled by bureaucrats in Washington, D.C." — Martin Ramirez, May 29, 2014, www.stand.org
As many of you know, HB3399 (the repeal and replacement of Common Core) passed from both the Oklahoma House and Senate by an overwhelming majority Friday the 23rd. Shortly thereafter, the legislature went Sine Di. Governor Fallin has until June 7 to sign HB3399 to sign the bill into law. If she chooses not to act, the bill will die by pocket veto.
Thompson Spier, member of an Oklahoma public school district board, has written a screed covering his thoughts on Common Core. We posted his opinions on our Facebook page, where it received 7,164 views, 102 shares and 14 comments. Clearly, Mr. Spier has spoken words from his heart that touched many. Please share this information with your own school board members, and of course your legislators, who MUST remove Common Core from state law in order to provide the local control for which Mr. Spier pines.
Act! For America
Ambassadors for Life (ORU)
American Association of Christian Schools
Americans For Prosperity
American Principles Project
Bringing Back the Black Robed Regiment
Cardinal Newman Society
Concerned Women for America
Congressman Jim Bridenstine
David Barton and Wallbuilders
Education Action Group
Family Research Council
Focus on the Family
Frederick Douglass Foundation
ROPE Evaluation of Next Generation Science Standards and Oklahoma Academic Standards - Essentially the Same Standards
All video testimonies contain a direct link to the corresponding written testimony in their description. Links to all other written testimonies can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/collections/4384797/Testimonies-From-Parents-Teach...
Rob Miller - Principal, Jenks Middle School
Donna Anderson - Superintendent, Bennington Schools