RELEASE TO ALL PENNSYLVANIANS
CONCERNED ABOUT COMMON CORE:
We need your help! We have immediate action items that can stop Pa Core
Standards in its tracks. We need this to happen between now and
We have an opportunity to stop the Common Core agenda at
the regulatory review level. The IRRC (Independent Regulatory Review
Commission) is currently reviewing the newly renamed Pa Core
Standards implementation. The IRRC is responsible for regulatory
review of nearly all regulations before implementation occurs.
1. Send the IRRC your testimonial against PA Core
Standards to: http://www.irrc.state.pa.us/contact.aspx
Let them know why you oppose Pa Core Standards. They are particularly
concerned about the cost of implementation. Your testimony will be
considered. Below are talking points and a sample letter you can
personalize and please reference these with the new name of
Pennsylvania Core Standards (although we know that it is basically
Common Core with lipstick):
Key talking points to pound home:
- How much is this going to
cost? Stop it until we know.
- How will it be funded? Will
this lead to tax increases in local districts?
- Don’t approve unfunded
- Why is this being forced on
every school district without testing to prove that it will work?
- Every school district is
already financially strapped, don’t add to their problems.
Reference IRRC No. 2976
Dear Mr. Sumner,
Please put a stop to the implementation of Pa Core Standards
immediately. First and foremost, no one can determine how much it
will cost. Our school districts are already plagued with budget
problems and is trying to deal with the imminent pension crisis.
Pa Core Standards are nothing more than another unfunded
mandate. No one can confirm how much the implementation will cost
let alone remediation. How can we implement something without
knowing how much it will cost? This is senseless and
Further, Pa Core Standards will bring on additional testing that is a
public health concern. Over testing our students is creating
unnecessary stress with no proof of outcome. Children as young as
2nd grade are getting physically ill from the pressure these tests are
creating. As the children get older, the stakes are higher and
the psychological and physical consequences are even greater.
There is a huge movement against high stakes testing here in Pennsylvania and with good reason.
High stakes testing affects the wellbeing of our students. Opting
out is becoming a movement. This is and will create an additional
cost that has not been considered.
Pa Core Standards are bad for Pennsylvanian students and the
tax payer. Please stop this unfunded and unfounded regulation.
up for IRRC updates to let them know you are
watching! Sign up here: http://www.irrc.state.pa.us/subscribe.aspx
RE: GOVERNOR CORBETT
The governor has the power to put a stop to this nonsense NOW!
TODAY! There is no money to fund this monster. Please contact Governor
Corbett via email, phone, snail mail,
Facebook or twitter. We have some sample "Tweets" for
you if you are a "Tweeter". Tell the governor NO
MORE UNFUNDED MANDATES! Stop Pennsylvania Core Standards NOW!
508 E-floor Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
@GovernorCorbett How much is #commoncore going to cost #pa. Please stop
it until we know!
@GovernorCorbett Stop #commoncore until we know how much it is going to
cost us taxpayers!
@GovernorCorbett Please don't pass an unfunded mandate #commoncore
@GovernorCorbett #commoncore will adversely impact every single school
district in #pa. please stop it now!
@GovernorCorbett #commoncore will bankrupt our #pa school districts.
@GovernorCorbett #pa school districts are already financially
strapped. please don't add #commoncore to our financial woes.
stop it now.
Please continue to promote the Pennsylvanians Against Common Core on-line
petition and Facebook
page. If you would like to have a spokesperson
speak to your group concerning the problems and questions concerning
Common Core, please contact us at contactpacc2013@....
Visit our website at http://nopacommoncore.com