Two very important town hall meetings on Common Core

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Two very important town hall meetings will be held in St. Tammany. One in Covington hosted by Representative Schroder and one in Slidell hosted by Senator Crowe. It is so important that everyone against cc attends. It is past time to show that we are way more than a vocal minority.


How to tell if they really “Stand for Children”

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Here is a hint: Follow the money.

How to spot a fake ‘grassroots’ education reform group


Stand For Children Doesn’t

Special School Board Meeting to discuss curriculum

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STPSB will be holding a special meeting September 25, at 7:00. It is being held because of concerns parents raised at the previous meeting about the curriculum being used in St. Tammany parish. Please attend and voice your issues with what and how our children are being taught. Even if you do not want to speak, just being there will go a long way.

STPSB meeting Sept 11

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I attended the STPSB meeting last night. My first in several months. Many parents spoke during public comments about the awful math curriculum being used in St. Tammany parish. After the comments, board member Neal Hennegan requested opening the agenda to add a vote on holding a special meeting in order to discuss these concerns before the regular October meeting. The request required a vote on opening the agenda which needed a unanimous decision. All members voted in favor except board member Elizabeth Heintz. When questioned by parents as to why she voted against, her reason was that Trey Folse and Cheryl Arabie need time to prepare. What about the children and parents who are dealing with this???


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I have been neglectful in writing posts on this blog. I am sorry. It is not because I gave up or that things have changed. My mom was diagnosed with end stage cancer in March and I took that time to spend every minute I could with her. She is now in a better place and I miss her greatly. I want to thank all of those who have been active in my absence. I appreciate what each and everyone of you has done to try and rid our schools of this mess. You will be seeing a lot more of me again.

Louisiana teacher, Mercedes Schneider, speaks at NPE conference

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“No Child Left Behind morphed into Common Core” “Common Core, if not removed, will morph into something else unless it is completely destroyed”

Watch St. Tammany teacher, Mercedes Schneider, speak at Network for Public Education conference in Austin, TX.

Stand for Children Louisiana: Teachers “Like” Common Core

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Thanks Mercedes! Two things that caught my eye right away were the 90% with “some or comprehensive knowledge” of CC and the ridiculous graph that you pictured in your post. Doing my best to determine the percentages from the graph, I came up with about 150 “supporters”. Still less than half of the teachers surveyed if I round up. My favorite was the 100% of one percent of 12th grade teachers. It boggles my mind that they would even put it in there. I look at that graph and it tells me that the majority of teachers in the majority of grades are not supporters of CC.

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