LET US KNOW WHAT THEY SAY!
1) Please call your state senator TODAY at 334.242.7800 and ask this question:
Will you cosponsor Sen. Scott Beason’s bill to repeal and replace common core standards in Alabama? If not, why not?
We need superior, not common, standards that use proven methodology and instill Alabama values.
2) Please ask ten neighbors to call, too. We must not fail our children, who will determine America’s future.
Please let us know what response you and your friends get by replying to this email. TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!
3) Please “pray for all those in authority over us [Gov. Bentley, Sen. Del Marsh, Sen. Jabo Waggoner and Speaker Mike Hubbard] that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” (I. Tim. 2:2) Legislators are being given DVD copies of the 22 min. Alabama documented presentation Reasons to Repeal here.
Following a fact filled debate in Montgomery Tuesday night, momentum is building to get legislators to repeal common core, thus enabling students to prosper under parental, local and state control of their education.
Dr. Bice’s latest ploy which he mentioned twice in the debate is to delete from the Alabama ELA standards the recommendation to use the Common Core Text Exemplars. Too late. These Exemplars are already imbedded in Alabama textbooks. For example, the three Exemplars to which Alabamians object primarily because of their graphic sex are featured in the Prentice Hall Alabama Common Core Edition of The American Experience, one of the most widely used 11th grade textbooks in Alabama schools. One of those featured Exemplars is a book to which Sen. Bill Holtzclaw has publicly objected: The Bluest Eye, with its sympathetic portrayal of a pedophile, whose victim eventually commits suicide. More on this later.
For more information on Common Core in Alabama, go to Alabamians United for Excellence in Education (www.auee.org).
You may find your Senator on our website at alabamaeagle.org