Originally Sent: 1/29/2014

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I Need You to Join Me in Lansing Next Week to Oppose the Common Core!

Homeschooling in Michigan

The fight is not over.



HSLDA staff attorney Mike Donnelly helps protect homeschool freedom in your community.
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Dear HSLDA Members and Friends,

Will you join me at a rally and legislative hearing next week and help send a clear message to Michigan legislators that the battle against Common Core is not over?

I will be joined by Dr. Terrance Moore, professor of history at Hillsdale College. At the event both Dr. Moore and I will speak out against the Common Core. Later that day we will testify, along with you, before a joint committee of the Michigan Legislature. Some in the legislature, including many Republicans, would like to believe that the fight against Common Core is over since the legislature passed concurrent resolution 11/S-4 in October. A strong showing at this hearing will let them know that opposition to Common Core isn’t going away—it’s growing!

The Common Core State Standards were adopted because of federal money with little public input across the country, including Michigan. These standards impact the educational freedom of all Michigan citizens, and politicians all over America are scrambling as citizens become increasingly vocal and displeased about this take-over of education. You have a chance to be part of this groundswell of opposition next week!

The Common Core at the Capitol event is organized by Stop Common Core in Michigan and takes place on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. The event will start at 12:30 p.m. and will be held in Room 810 of the Farnum Building located at 125 West Allegan in Lansing. At 2:30 p.m., there may be an opportunity to attend the legislature’s joint committee hearing on the Common Core aligned “Smarter Balanced Assessments.”

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Background

The Common Core Standards are the latest attempt by some to impose a one-size-fits-all approach to education through national curriculum standards and federally controlled tests such as the Smarter Balanced Assessment regimen. These standards compromise local control of education and represent a step down the slippery slope toward national curriculum, national testing, national databases and national standards which has the potential to harm all forms of education including home education. The threat posed by the continued implementation of these standards and the increasing federalization of education is detrimental to our children’s education.

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Dr. Terrance Moore’s most recent lecture about Common Core can be seen online, produced by Hillsdale College and on HSLDA’s Common Core website.

Thank you for all you do in defense of freedom for families in the great state of Michigan! I hope to see you next week in Michigan.

Very truly yours,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

P.S. We greatly value you and your support—it is a privilege to serve you! If you or someone you know is not a member of HSLDA, will you consider taking a moment today to join or recommend us? Your support enables us to defend individual families threatened by government officials and protect homeschooling freedom for all. Join now >>

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