Restoring respect for individual voters and traditional American values.
Thank you for distributing the info on the school board election. I was able to quickly scan the information for each of the candidates and have to tell you that at first glance, I'm a little concerned. There really wasn't anything unique about any of them and it seemed like they all had the the same answers for every question.
What concerned me most, was that they all seem to support the new Common Core Curriculum that Washington is pushing down our throats. There are serious red flags with this program!!!
I'm just beginning to understand what Common Core is and where it comes from. To my understanding it has a socialist origin and there are grassroots efforts sprouting up around the country to stop it. They fear it ultimately dumbs down our students, lowers grades and tests standards to where we can't compete globally, and ultimately has more to do with social engineering than education.
It also takes away individual teachers ability to educate as they see fit. Basically, the program shoots out of DC and everyone is supposed to follow it like robots.... everyone.
So, I ask this... my family moved to Barrington in large part for their schools. We pay a premium in taxes for those schools. How under something like Common Core are they going to stand out or be exceptional if they are doing the same thing as everyone else!? We might as well of stayed in Elgin, saved the ridiculous amt we pay in taxes and been able to afford luxury trips a couple time a year!!
I urge you to check out Common Core. I will do everything in my power to be at the upcoming meeting to address this with current and potential board members. I urge you to go too. Please!!!! If we don't take a stand and stop the indoctrination of our kids, everything we are fighting for today will be for nothing!!
Thanks for 'listening' and I hope to see you soon!