Stop Common Core! Putnam County wants to bring it to a halt!

Stop Common Core! Putnam County wants to bring it to a halt!
Things are looking up in New York State to Stop Common Core. Kera Black, Kathleen Zebzda, and Cathy Sapeta at the historic Putnam County Courthouse, Carmel, NY. Putnam County Legislators adopt Resolution supporting the Full Repeal of the Unconstitutional Common Core.

Things are looking up in New York State to Stop Common Core. Kera Black, Kathleen Zebzda, and Cathy Sapeta at the historic Putnam County Courthouse, Carmel, NY. Putnam County Legislators adopt Resolution supporting the Full Repeal of the Unconstitutional Common Core.

On July 7, 2015 at the historic Putnam County Courthouse in Carmel, NY the Putnam County Legislators unanimously passed a resolution that calls on Albany to fully repeal the Common Core program. Listen to Putnam County Legislators unanimous vote to stop Common Core. Association members from New Yorkers United for Kids met with the legislators to explain important facts that dispelled the myths of Common Core. Cathy Sapeta remarked, “The Emperor’s got no clothes. The deceptive marketing of Common Core can never disguise the harm that is being done to the children of New York. We encourage every citizen to do their part at their local and state level to push back on Common Core.” Legislator Addonizio stated that teachers should be involved and local control is important for proper education of our children.

New Yorkers United for Kids provides the following summary.

The principal funder of Common Core, Bill Gates, says it will take 10 years to see if this education stuff works. In 2009 New York States’ Signing onto Race to the Top Federal grant meant relief from No Child Left Behind’s impossible mandates that attempts to standardized kids like McDonald’s hamburgers and demands 100% proficiency in the classroom. This system resulted in forcing teachers to teach to the test to get as many students in the class to proficient.  There was no incentive beyond proficient. It wasn’t until these students got to college to find out that the NCLB system wasn’t working – the first audit.   And instead of scrapping No Child Left Behind the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Federal Government provided funding and marketing to rapidly deploy this “CommonCore”and Coerce states into a rebrand of No Child Left Behind, the Common Core.  New York received an award of your hard earned tax dollars to the sum of $700 million dollars.  The Race to the top grant ties together a new teacher rating system, a set of standards, and a longitudinal data system. The RTT grant money has been used up and now taxpayers are the piggy banks.  Teachers are expected to administer this Gates funded experiment on your children. Your tax dollars are going to fund a system that will monitor and track in unprecedented ways from early childhood into the workforce. America has a long tradition of local governance and separation of powers and Common Core wants to nationalize education. There were no teachers, taxpayers, parents or elected officials involved in the development of Common Core, not one vote. We believe every child can learn and does that closest to the home where the parent and teacher can see the child and understand his/her unique needs. Several rules of law were broken in this scheme to rewrite education when the federal government bribed and coerced states to adopt it. New York has had Common Core for 3 years. On March 17, 2015 New York politicians from around New York State and across the political aisles testified in a one hour press conference about how children are hurting with the age inappropriate curriculum and not one media outlet shared those truths. (Watch unedited version of the Press Conference. Courtesy of Mert Melfa Media.) I travel around Putnam County and throughout New York State and I hear the stories first hand from parents, teachers and licensed professionals about how this program is destroying our children and especially in poorer communities, our children suffer. Our children are hurting. They need a champion. Please support this resolution to hold government accountable to the rule of law and put the breaks on this harmful program. Stop Common Core now!

Start a County Resolution to help Stop Common Core. Background info here.  Just do it!

 

Prepared by Cathy Sapeta and Team NYU4K