Monday, January 5, 2015

Stop Common Core rally tomorrow

Mississippi Free issued the following press release:

Mississippi FREE Announces Common Core Rally Agenda:
Gov. Bryant, Sens. Hill, Watson and Gandy and Rev. C.L. Bryant to Speak

Jackson, MS, Jan, 5 2015Mississippi Families Restoring Excellence in Education (MS FREE) announced the agenda for the MS FREE Rally to take place on Tuesday, January 6, at the Mississippi State Capitol. 

The day begins at 11:00 AM in Room 113 of the Capitol with a slate of speakers, including Senator Angela Hill, Senator Michael Watson, and special guest Rev. C.L. Bryant (​

Rally attendees will attend the first day of the legislative session in the Capitol at noon and then march to the Mississippi Department of Education building.

Gov. Phil Bryant and State Senators Hill, Watson, and Gandy will speak at the 2:30 PM Rally which commences upon the conclusion of the first day of the Mississippi Legislature's 2015 session. 

The Rally commences at 2:30 on the South Steps of the State Capitol, where Governor Bryant will join the other speakers. In the event of inclement weather, the group will hold the 2:30 rally at the War Memorial Building Auditorium at 120 South State Street in Jackson, MS at the same time.

Mississippi Families Restoring Excellence in Education, or MS-FREE, was founded in 2014 by concerned Mississippians with the goal of stopping and replacing Common Core with higher educational standards in Mississippi. MS-FREE stands together as parents, educators, and concerned citizens to confront legislators and state leadership with the reality of Common Core, and to return educational authority to the family, and local and state leaders.


Anonymous said...

Tater will show up if they are grillin' double cheeseburgers.

Anonymous said...

Heck....I'd show up if they were grillin' double cheeseburgers.

Anonymous said...

Are you advising readers to stop the rally or telling us about a rally involving people who want to stop common core?

Anonymous said...

" ...with the goal of stopping and replacing Common Core with higher educational standards..."???

I thought CC was based upon higher educational goals/standards. Now they want it even higher? In a state where the average ACT score is below 20?

Anonymous said...

First its too hard, now we are going to make the standards higher....make your mind up already about why you don't like CC...

Anonymous said...

Pure political posturing by the politicians - I wonder when we'll ever see leadership again rather than pandering?

Anonymous said...

2:53 - cause it's communism, OBAMACORE, socialism, and every other ism their is.

Ask any of the speakers specifically which standard(s) they object to, and why, and they can't answer. Because they're too lazy to really study the issue. Angela Hill, the leader of the pack, said on the floor of the Senate that all that we need to teach children is Flash Cards!

That's the kind of thinking and leadership that has gotten us in the great shape we're in.

Anonymous said...

This is pure pandering.

Do we still want to teach that Christopher Columbus discovered America? Never mind the people that were already here...

Do we still want to teach math with an abacus? or BASIC computer language? It was good enough in 1975...

Or that the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor- wait, that's from my time at Faber College...

Back Row said...

Or that Lincoln aboloshised slavery with the Emancipation Proclamation? Or that Eli Whitney and George Washington were negroes? Or that the "Civil War" was fought over slavery? Or that the first obligation of government is to care for the people?

Anonymous said...

@6:43 - But I enjoyed my BASIC course I took at Chastain back in the 90s. Or was it because I played Kings Quest instead of learnin'

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