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I have watched this presentation. It is excellent and highly recommended.
Common Core State Standards: What are they and why should I care?
What are the Common Core State Standards
Who developed the standards
Washington State’s involvement/commitments
Loss of Local Control
Costs Assessments
Opt Out of the Assessments
Where to learn more
The Common Core State Standards and related issues are non-partisan issues directly or indirectly affecting every student, parent, and citizen in the State of Washington. The issues are not a matter of Republican vs Democrat, right vs left, conservative vs liberal, red vs. blue.
The issues are a matter of what is right vs wrong
The presenter, J.R. Wilson, has 30 plus years experience working in public education in California, Georgia, Wyoming, and Washington.  In his 20 years of classroom experience, he has taught every grade kindergarten through sixth grade, algebra in middle school, and high school algebra and geometry.  He has also been a state department curriculum specialist, staff development coordinator, and elementary principal.  As a team member he has been involved in writing science and math standards as well as reviewing math standards.  He has been on the Executive Committee for Where’s the Math?  He started following the development of Common Core State Standards for Mathematics in early 2009 and participated in the U.S. Coalition for World Class Math’s three reviews of the standards.  He is one of four founders of Truth in American Education.
You are invited to attend one of his presentations
Northgate Library
February 25th from 6-7:45 PM
10548 Fifth Ave. N.E.
Seattle, WA 98125
Queen Anne Library
March 3rd from 6-7:45 PM
400 W. Garfield St.
Seattle, WA 98119
Douglass-Truth Library
March 16th from 6-7:45 PM
2300 E. Yesler Way
Seattle, WA 98122