Dear Senator Ford,
I know you are getting lots of calls to hear the bills on stopping common core.
I also know that you know that our Republican party platform and the state committee stand for local control of education.
I want you to do more than simply hear the bills in the education committee. I want you to work with our party to educate others about local control of education and why that is best.
It is not local control if you cede that to the federal government and work to implement their standards. It is not local control if you feed DC databases information about our children. It is not local control if you take money in the form of grants and incentives from them to do this to our children. You know this in your heart. You must understand in your gut that you are driving the nail in the coffin of public schools ever being locally controlled again.
I implore you to hear the bills in committee and listen to the people trying to sincerely warn you about this marxist driven path you will be putting us on if you fail to not only hear them, but defeat common core in Oklahoma.
Republican PCT chair 28
RNC alternate delegate 2012
Posted by Sandra Crosnoe for Finding Gems & Sharing Them
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February 12, 2014 at 11:51 PM
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February 13, 2014 at 10:50 PM
Sandra, I adamantly support the right and importance of maintaining local control in education. Regardless of whatever standards Oklahoma adopts, it is critical that the decision regarding books, learning materials, curriculum and lesson plans be the choice of the locally elected school board, local administration and classroom teacher.
Senator John Ford
For: Senator John W. Ford
Assistant Majority Floor Leader
February 13, 2014 at 10:51 PM
The question remains then why his committee will not hear the bills…
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