Operation Halt Common Core
Please visit Wiregrass Round Table on Facebook
(where letters stand for Halt Common Core)
Please share the phone number above for Operation Halt Common Core everywhere. We hope to help parents experiencing problems with Common Core in their child's school make contact with the right group and get involved on how to help their child. We believe our biggest help will be more parents knowing truth and that can halt Common Core. Please print this link and share-(leave a message if no answer to above phone #). We will get you with the right group.
(Go to your own state Dept of Ed and find the list from their website.)
Study and OPT your child out. There is data mining going on and you can prevent some of it with the Opt out.
1. Stand in the Gap Conference Audio Series--
Part II Mental Health Expert-Joan Landes, State Board Member-Betty Peters, State Board Member-Stephanie Bell, Minority Outreach Leader-Troy Towns,
2. Mental Health Aspects:
Mary Calamia--Licensed Clinical Social Worker from NY
Joan Landes--Mental Health Therapist from Utah Interviews:
Dr. Gary Thompson-Mental Health Expert warning about cognitive child abuse
Lawsuit--Allegations of sustained emotional abuse towards mother and 11-year old son.
3. Debunking Myths Such as State Has "Control" of Their College and Career Ready Standards.
True Definition of Alabama's College and Career Ready Standards--:
The adoption by the Alabama State Board of Education (SBOE) incorporated selected Alabama standards with those in the Common Core to create a set of internationally benchmarked college-and career-readiness standards that will prepare students for a future in the ever-expanding global environment. These standards are known as the Alabama College-and Career-Ready Standards (CCRS).
5. Data Points
6. Testing Aspects:
7. State Board (anti-CC aspects) as well as County Boards
8. Teachers Aspects
New York Teachers Union Unanimously Turns Against Common Core
10. Governors Aspects:
Q& A to Al Gov Bentley:
Gov. Bentley--why have you been quiet on this--you can push the legislature to do what is right besides their selfish hurriedness for their electioneering...this matters to voters--repeal Common core NOW---Please-voters are mad --this is the face of the "untested Common Core" Rigor--http://missourieducationwatchdog.com/a-new-york-and-chicago-mom-discover-what-standardized-rigor-really-means-for-their-children/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Response from Christopher Calvin Reid on Bentley for Governor fb page--"He already voted against this issue and has never been a supporter of common core. I don't think it's fair to say he has been quiet on this issue. He just is focused on a significant number of issues facing the state and can't effectively govern if he dedicates all of his time to defeating common core. The legislature has more influence over this matter."
Responsed: "IF innocent children like this aren't #1 on his priority then you need to please show him this and I believe the good man he is-- will focus on this! Has he seen this picture and the story?
so far no response...
Links for News on Common Core:
Please note there is a Stop Common Core on fb for every state--great sources of info!
Please dig in and study the Common Core approach is very troubling to parents as they are seeing growing stress in many children. Here's perspective from Mental health professional Joan Landes:
Not only are students as young as six being taught how to manipulate others by using emotionally evocative words, the childrens’ cognitive processes are also being programmed to think in emotionally reactive ways. Here’s how it works (as documented in Oak Norton’s YouTube video):
Step One: Your child is told he is responsible for solving a social problem at school.
Step Two: Your child is instructed to develop a communication to you, his parents, which will create a motivation to act.
Step Three: Your child is taught the power of emotionally triggering words to foment anger, fear, and other reactions.
Step Four: Your child thinks, writes, discusses or role plays using these provocative words to create emotional reactivity. Perhaps he even uses these techniques on you, the parent.
Step Five: The teacher assesses your child’s mastery of this skill set and praises or punishes accordingly.
Step Six: Your child remembers and retains this ability to manipulate others in the future.
But here’s the sobering part: Your child has also programmed his own thoughts to be emotionally reactive and triggered.
As a clinical mental health therapist, I am trained to assess, diagnose and treat people of all ages who are suffering from mental illness. One of the best-researched, evidence-based therapies that are employed by psychotherapists world-wide is to detect and replace cognitive distortions. What’s a cognitive distortion? It is a dysfunctional way of thinking that often results in distress for clients. Some examples include black and white thinking, magnification or minimization, filtering, and one of the most common and damaging: emotional thinking. Rest here--http://psychouttheopposition.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/common-core-aligns-with-cognitive-distortions/
Answers to Common Core Counter-attacks
February 26, 2014 Leave a comment
At least two counter-attacks are directed at people who are fighting for the repeal of Common Core. Make sure you dodge the blows and make some points in the process.
Attack 1: “Show me what particular standards you don’t like—I want specifics,” or the variation, “I’ve read the standards and don’t find anything objectionable – have you read the standards?”
Short Answer 1: “It’s a waste of time to dissect the current standards today because they can be changed tomorrow without our approval. That’s one of the many huge problems with these standards.” Read more here