Massachusetts parents, grandparents, activists and former educators have formed Common Core Forum (CCF) – a new organization dedicated to enlightening the public about the proposed Common Core States Standards, usually referred to as Common Core (CC).
The Common Core Forum is a statewide all-volunteer, non-partisan group that does not accept donations.
Donna Colorio, founder of the Common Core Forum, and former Worcester School Committee member states, "CCF's goal is to keep Massachusetts public schools #1. We are doing that by educating parents, school committees, school administrators and legislators.” She continued, “CCF believes in local control of public education, high academic standards, and maximum parental input. Our members strongly believe implementing Common Core will lower student achievement and threaten the considerable gains Massachusetts has made with Ed Reform. "
Common Core Forum’s informational series begins with Dr. Duke Pesta, Professor of English, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. He will provide examples of how Common Core threatens to undermine, weaken, and centralize public and private education in the Commonwealth and throughout America. Dr. Pesta has spoken about Common Core to over 100 groups in the past year.
Dr. Pesta will speak at the Floral Street School, 57 Floral St. on Monday, June 9th in Shrewsbury. Program begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is free and open to the public.
Please Note: Online registration is available and encouraged for this event via commoncoreforumdrpesta.eventbrite.com
Members of the press are welcome, and Dr. Pesta will be available to speak to reporters at 6:30 p.m.
For more information and opportunities to get involved in the Common Core Forum, visit: CCF’s website commoncoreforum.org and related Facebook Page. CCF is also on Twitter @CommonCoreForum.
For an immediate response, contact Donna Colorio at 508.450.0104 or Dcolorio@gmail.com.