Originally Sent: 7/25/2014

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Correction: Action Needed at July 30 Common Core Hearing

Homeschooling in Michigan.

Your opinion matters—take the survey!

HSLDA staff attorney Mike Donnelly helps protect homeschool freedom in your community.

Note: Yesterday, we sent an email containing an incorrect date for the public hearing for implementation of the new Common Core assessments. The hearing will be held Wednesday, July 30 at 9 a.m. Our original e-lert—with the corrected date—is included below. Please consider attending!

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Dear Michigan Members and Friends,

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has opened a two-week public comment window on what assessment will be used for Michigan schools. The MDE has been looking at using the Common Core-aligned tests, which would be a step in the direction of implementing Common Core in Michigan. HSLDA opposes the Common Core because of its potentially negative impact on homeschools along with other concerns detailed here.

As part of the public comment period, the MDE is holding a public hearing to take testimony on the implementation of the new Common Core assessments on Wednesday, July 30! We are asking our members and friends to participate in the public comment period by providing feedback in opposition to the Common Core through email and by attending the hearing to speak against the Common Core assessment.

Common Core opponents in Michigan are concerned that that the MDE might simply adopt the SBAC questions and call the test the “new MEAP” test, possibly deceiving parents about the nature of the test and its alignment with the Common Core.

For more information about the hearing, please see the MDE website.

Action Requested

Attend the public hearing on Wednesday, July 30, at 9:00 a.m. at the Constitution Hall, 525 West Allegan, Lansing.

Testify at this hearing. We need our members and friends to speak against the Common Core and in favor of putting in place checks on the implementation of these nationalized standards and assessments. Even if you aren’t able to testify, your presence will send a message that Michigan citizens are concerned about the Common Core.

Take the survey.

Provide written input using the following contact information:

Michigan Department of Education
Office of Standards and Assessment
608 West Allegan Street
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, Michigan 48909

Fax: 517-335-1186
Email: 2016assessment@michigan.gov
Online survey/comment form

For more information about the Common Core and to watch HSLDA’s half-hour documentary on the Common Core, click here.

Stop Common Core in Michigan has helpful information you can use to formulate your input.

Thank you for all you do in defense of freedom for families in the great state of Michigan!

Very truly yours,

Michael P. Donnelly, Esq.
HSLDA Staff Attorney

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