Wake Ed

January 23, 2014

Common Core opponents urged to attend Wake County school forums

Opponents of the Common Core are being encouraged to attend the five forums being conducted by Wake County Superintendent Jim Merrill to voice their concerns about the state standards.

Will the five forums conducted by Wake County Superintendent Jim Merrill turn into a venue for opponents of the Common Core standards to make their case?

Tonight’s forum at East Wake High School is the first of five “Superintendent’s Direct Line” events for school employees, parents and other members of the public to share their thoughts, concerns and priorities for the school system. The Stop Common Core NC blog, which is a project of the conservative Civitas Institute, has a post urging parents to attend the forums to speak out against the state standards.

“It has just been announced that Wake County Superintendent Jim Merrill will be holding “Direct Line” public input forums,” writes Lady Liberty in a Sunday post on Stop Common Core NC. “This might be the one and only shot for parents to get in public comments about their concerns on Common Core to this particular school board.

Find the meeting nearest you or a date you can make and be there at 4 pm to sign up to comment. I’d recommend even getting there to sign up a little bit early; the slots to speak likely will go fast.”

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