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PTA Makes Big Push for the Common Core Standards

by Susan Ohanian

Having received $1 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the national PTA is gearing up to train people for grassroots support of the Common Core Standards. According to their press release:

PTA's efforts to advance the common core state standards will build on PTA's rich history in advocating for key education, health and child welfare reforms,while complementing PTA's current Public Policy Agenda.

"Grassroots" takes on a new meaning when it is banrolled by $1 million.

In a true grassroots effort, people around the country are distributing the Say Yes! cards. The Coalition for Better Education in Colorado reports a growing number of requests for the card. The template for the card is available at the Stop National Standards website, along with some suggestions for using it.

— Susan Ohanian





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