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August 2, 2013

Understanding Common Core Public Forum – August 10th. Hosted by Tulsa912 Project

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Understanding Common Core Event – A Public Forum
Hosted by Tulsa 912 Project and KFAQ
Join us on Saturday, 8/10/13, as both sides discuss whether adopting Common Core Standards is the right educational choice for Oklahoma.
Speakers in include OK Superintendent of Education Janet Barressi, OK Wesleyan Univ. President Everett Piper, R.O.P.E. President Jenni White, a homeschool mom and more at this informative event.  More information available at Tulsa912Project.com
Date: Saturday August 10, 2013
Time: 9AM – 4:30PM
Location: Spirit Life Church, 5345 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa, OK
Host:  Tulsa912Project.com and KFAQ
Tickets are $10 to cover costs.
Advance ticket purchase is required.

The Tulsa 912 event will feature speakers pro and con.  OK-SAFE’s position is published and clear on the matter and best summed up by this little button.  Be prepared and be informed to discuss the matter with friends and neighbors.

Additional Common Core Information Links:

“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd (wise) as serpents and innocent as doves.”

Matt. 10:16


  1. Rand Paul Responds to Question on Common Core…

    Kentuckians Against Common Core Standards

    Dear Mrs. XXXXX,

    Thank you for taking the time to contact me with your thoughts regarding the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI). I appreciate you reaching out to me with your concerns and suggestions.

    President Obama has been focused on nationalizing what is taught in each of our nation’s schools since he was sworn into office. The President’s flagship “Race to the Top” competitive grant program was used to entice states to adopt the K-12 standards developed by a joint project of the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Also, in the President’s 2009 Blueprint for Education Reform, it is suggested that the adoption of these common standards could one day be a qualification for states wanting future Title I dollars for low-income schools.

    I have many concerns about the constitutionality and transparency of the Common Core State Standards Initiative as well as the loss of local control of curriculum and instruction.

    I want to bring power back to the states and local communities. There is too much of the federal government trying to tell the local governments and local school districts what to do. I believe each area and its needs are different- Tompkinsville is different than Bowling Green, which is different than Louisville. Therefore, we need to have more local decisions. I have more confidence in parents, teachers, and local school districts to make decisions than I do in Washington.

    As I continue work on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, remain confident that I will take every possible opportunity to return the power of education back to the states, where local communities and parents can make decisions in students learning.

    Again, thank you for reaching out to me with your concerns. It is an absolute honor to represent the people of Kentucky as their United States Senator. I took the oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States with great pride and it was a very important moment for me. I understand the gravity of the responsibility I have been entrusted with; I acknowledge the tremendous amount of work there is to undertake. I am quite optimistic about what can be accomplished and look forward to empowering the American people through legislative action.


    Rand Paul, MD
    United States

    Comment by SCadmin — August 11, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

    Tulsa Common Core Meeting — approx 160 people attended
    Oklahoma Supt. Barresi gave her glowing report that Common Core is only a set of standards from which she has taken all “bad/liberal” education concepts.

    A panel of educators moderated by KFAQ-Tulsa radio host, Pat Campbell brought out the facts and real life results of the wide-spread destructive impact of Common Core. Panel included: Potential candidates for State Superintendent -Democrat Dr. Jack Heron, Former Superintendent; Democrat Donna Anderson, Rural School Superintendent; Democrat John Cox, Rural School Superintendent; Republican Linda Murphy, 25 yr. certified Teacher former Education Advisor to Governor; Republican Karen Cook Cuellar Home school mother. (Note that Republican Joy Hofmeister refused the invitation to come. She is being supported to run against Barresi by big business and large school superintendents who want to KEEP COMMON CORE.) Video will be posted soon.

    It was refreshing that the agreement was strong with all panel members that Common Core must be opposed by Democrats, Republicans, educators and parents across the state to stop this take-over of education. There was strong support and agreement for Local Control of Public Education, Academics instead of political propaganda and Academic Freedom. We ALL agreed Public School, Private School and Homeschool must operate free from Federal Government Control. Let Teacher’s Teach wherever they are!!!!

    Linda Murphy 8/11/2013

    Comment by SCadmin — August 11, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

  3. […] Forum on Saturday, August 10, 2013 in Tulsa, hosted by Tulsa9.12 Project and KFAQ.  (See our prior post for details on this […]

    Pingback by The Perfect Plan to Destroy America – Donna Garner on Common Core | OK-SAFE, Inc. Blog — August 8, 2013 @ 10:54 am

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