It’s imperative that we act NOW!
Congress is in the process of reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), formerly known as No Child Left Behind. This bill will essentially ensure that states use Common Core for another seven years. After a decade of reform efforts guided by this act have proven they don’t work, lawmakers are pushing forward with an over 2000 page re-authorization. The bill touts that it shifts control of some aspects of education from the federal government to the states, which may seem like a good thing on the surface. But, the re-authorization still contains many aspects of reform that parents, teachers and other public education advocates are still fighting.
Next, the agreement will go to a committee as soon as this week, with the bill being voted on at the end of November. It’s imperative that we let our congressional leaders know that we do not agree with this re-authorization.
Call and/or email your representatives today, and tell them to VOTE NO! You can find their contact information here.