Important Decisions in this building!
I actually remember back in 6
grade taking a school field trip to the Capitol building. Are schools even allowed to do that anymore? Anyways, I specifically remember getting really dressed up because we knew we were going to a REALLY important place. We hopped on the
bus and toured the inside and out of the Capitol. I especially recall thinking as a child, “WOW, This is a really scary place!” I know all these people who work here are REALLY important, but
I never want to do this important job when I get older. Well now, 20 years later here I am. Only this time I am here as a very concerned parent. I am here once again, in this VERY important place facing all of you VERY important people.
I honestly DO NOT want to be here, in fact, I tried for years to avoid putting myself in these situations. I do not choose to fight common core and education reform because I have
nothing better to do with my free time. I did not choose this…it chose me. I watched my own 2 kids, along with the 32 other kids in my children’s class suffer, it absolutely tears your heart
out. I know for a fact we do not have 33 failing children in one class, especially in Kindergarten and 1
Grade. And I certainly know we do not have 65 failing teachers. What we do have, because I have witnessed it first hand, is a broken set of standards , also known as Outcome Based education, and it completely removes children from the outcome. We have turned schools into corporate entities at the expense of the students, and those students are the ones paying the consequences!!