Urges constituents to speak up about Common Core

To the Editor:

Many of you have expressed concern over the implementation of Common Core, particularly as it relates to teacher evaluation and implementation in our schools. If we are going to raise the academic achievement of our students, we need to give our children and their teachers’ the adequate time and tools.

I recently attended a meeting with over 300 teachers. One after another, they shared detailed problems with Common Core.

On Monday, Feb. 10, the education committee raised 23 bills for public hearings and potential action by the legislature. Not one of these bills addressed the issue of Common Core or teaching evaluations.

This is exactly how we have ended up in the predicament that we are in right now. Common Core was adopted outside of the legislative process, which meant that too many voices were left out of the debate.

Therefore, I urge you all to contact the co-chairs of the Education Committee and request a public hearing on Common Core. I do not believe that an issue as complex as Common Core should be adopted without input from those who it will affect most: Teachers, administrators, parents and students.

You can contact Co-Chair Sen. Andrea Stillman by calling her office at 1-800-842-1420.

You can contact Co-Chair State Rep. Andrew Fleischmann by calling his office at 1-860-240-0429 or emailing him at [email protected]

Please pass this along to teachers, administrators and parents who are concerned about Common Core and want to be heard.

 

Rep. Brenda Kupchick

State Representative

Fairfield & Southport

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