LOCATION: Mount Pleasant Waterworks, 1619 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
TIME: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Join us on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM as the Republican Liberty Caucus welcomes South Carolina Parents Involved in Education (SCPIE) to give a presentation on Common Core.
In 2000, parents concerned about the quality of education for South Carolina students collaborated to form South Carolina Parents Involved in Education (SCPIE). For more than a decade, SCPIE has worked to inform parents and other South Carolina citizens on key education issues. SCPIE endeavors to improve the quality of education in South Carolina and protect the rights of parents to direct their children’s education.
While SCPIE is a parent-driven organization, the impact of education on all of society has expanded its membership to include parents, grandparents and other education stakeholders. Among stakeholders are taxpayers and patriotic Americans who understand the connection between pedagogy and a nation’s governmental philosophy.
What Is The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI)?
CCSSI is the effort that created and is attempting to impose on states a set of national K-12 standards (Common Core). Common Core was developed primarily by a nonprofit called Achieve, Inc., in Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The Standards cover mathematics and English language arts (although they also claim to cover “literacy” in other subjects such as science, history/social studies, and technical subjects). Currently, two consortia of states have accepted hundreds of millions in federal money to create national tests to align with the Standards.
Download the “How Common Core Doubles Down on No Child Left Behind” Chart