Anti-Common Core Resolution on Tuesday’s BCC agenda — again

As I wrote previously, the Collier Board of County Commissioners decided to wait until after the School Board meeting to consider the anti-Common Core resolution sponsored by Commissioners Henning and Nance at the request of a representative of the Collier County Libertarian Party. You can watch a YouTube clip of that gentleman addressing the School … Continue reading Anti-Common Core Resolution on Tuesday’s BCC agenda — again

Textbook review policy could be decided tonight!

Based on today’s Naples Daily News front page article “Textbook issues will be front and center at School Board meeting," tonight may be the last time the public can weigh in on Policy 2520 Instructional Materials and Resources before the School Board votes on the policy.See my post titled Tuesday for more information.If you haven’t … Continue reading Textbook review policy could be decided tonight!

Tuesday

Updated 2/17/15, 9:15 AM and 10:05 AM; 3/7/15, 1:55 PMMuch of substance will be debated and decided at Tuesday’s School Board Workshop and Special Board Meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. (Get directions.) The focus will be on School Board Policies, and as concerned community members, we need to beware.In this post, I’ll outline what you … Continue reading Tuesday

Progress!

A huge “thank you” if you are among those who urged the county commissioners not to support the revised anti-Common Core Resolution at today’s Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Meeting as I asked on Monday.The item was pulled from the consent agenda (a collection of supposedly non-controversial items not requiring discussion or independent action) where, … Continue reading Progress!

Again…

Updated 3/7/15, 1:40 PMThis week brings the continuation of two attempts to get our elected officials to denounce Common Core, though using a new message frame: "restore local control." (See “Recent focus on textbooks and Common Core: why now, and what’s at stake.”) On Tuesday, the Board of Collier County Commissioners (BCC) will take up … Continue reading Again…

The Anti-Common Core Resolution, the Collier School Board and the State Legislature

At the January 13th School Board meeting, Board members Erika Donalds and Kelly Lichter sought to have an anti-Common Core resolution put on the School Board agenda.I have written about this resolution before. Here in Collier County, groups led by the Southwest Florida Citizens Alliance and the Libertarian Party of Collier County have been working … Continue reading The Anti-Common Core Resolution, the Collier School Board and the State Legislature

We still have work to do

Updated: 3/7/15, 1:30 PMIn my last post, I wrote about a Board of Collier County Commissioners (BCC) resolution “petitioning the District School Board of Collier County, the Florida Legislature, and Governor Rick Scott to reclaim Florida’s educational sovereignty and return control of educational standards, curriculum, and student assessments to the local county school districts.” I … Continue reading We still have work to do