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Common Core Public Hearings Scheduled In Florida

Florida Parents Against for Common Core and Jeb Bush
The secretive nature and lack of public input and scrutiny in the formulation of the so-called “common core” education standards was one of our first cues that “common core” is not education “reform,” but rather a corrupt bargain between politicians and the educational materials industry – with our children as the currency in the bargain.

After parents, taxpayers, Tea Party backed elected officials, and a few brave educators, raised the alarm about the dangers of “common core” Florida Governor Rick Scott (after first backing common core) called for a series of public hearings on this dangerous erosion of local control of our public schools.

Our friends at Florida Family Action have been at the forefront of the fight in Florida to stop “common core” and they are organizing Floridians to turnout en masse to oppose “common core” in these public hearings and to turn back the expected push to adopt “Obamacore” by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and his allies in the Florida education establishment.

The locations and dates of the Florida public hearings on “common core” are as follows:

TAMPA

Tuesday, October 15th, 5pm-8pm
Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus
4001 West Tampa Bay Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33614
Student Services Building, Auditorium, Room 111

DAVIE

Wednesday, October 16th, 5pm-8pm
Broward College, Davie Campus
3501 SW Davie Road, Davie, FL
Bailey Concert Hall, Building 4

TALLAHASSEE

Thursday, October 17th, 5pm-8pm
Tallahassee Community College
1528 Surgeons Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Ghazvini Center for Healthcare Education Auditorium

The Florida Family Policy Council urges everyone attending a hearing to do these 3 things to stop “common core.”

· Get the word out. Forward this article, share this information at your local club meeting, write a letter to the editor, share this on Facebook and social media. Invite people to these meetings!

· Attend a town meeting. Would you like to attend to show just support and or speak for three minutes, just show up and wear RED.  Every role is crucial and necessary! Let us know what capacity you can fill and FFPC will equip you to get the message to our legislators. Please contact our Legislative Assistant if you wish to organize a group to attend a hearing or for more information: Sara Johnson, 850-567-8143, SaraJ {at} flfamily {dot} org.

· Educate yourself on these issues. Click on the links below for more information:

Florida Stop Common Core Coalition 
Education Liberty Watch 
Heritage Foundation  
Truth in American Education

If you are a Florida resident and “common core,” with its secrecy, erosion of local control of our schools, invasion of privacy, corruption and devastating impact on literary study and analytical thinking make you see red, then attend one of the public meetings listed above and wear red to show your support for the Florida Family Policy Council’s campaign to defeat “Obamacore.”

View a map of states fighting back against Common Core here.

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