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Louisiana Legislator Rallies Parents Against Common Core: ‘A Battle Worth Fighting’


EAGnews.org exclusive:

“We are outgunned and outspent but we are not outworked,” writes a Louisiana state representative to fellow Common Core opponents.

In July of last year, Rep. Brett Geymann and 16 other Louisiana legislators filed a lawsuit against the state’s Board of Education seeking the immediate suspension of Common Core.

The lawsuit, which was later joined by Gov. Bobby Jindal and is still pending in district court, argues that local education leaders failed to follow the state’s Administrative Procedures Act (APA) for implementing the standards, thereby robbing the public of its chance to view and comment on the standards before they were adopted.

Earlier this month, Geymann took to his Facebook page to encourage parents and teachers looking to him to continue the fight. In his February 2nd post, titled “Common Core — A Battle Worth Fighting,” Geymann urged his Facebook friends to “keep the faith and keep the fight because the next generation depends on it.”

“I am so proud to watch and be a part of a movement from the people to take up the battle for their children and for the next generation,” writes Geymann. “It is disheartening to hear people in leadership… criticize and mock parents who are speaking out… What arrogance and disrespect for the very people who care the most about their children.”

“I often pray for wisdom and direction…,” he continues. “It seems hopeless at times but then 800 people fill an auditorium. It seems hopeless at times but then an election comes and nameplates change in the committee room and the boardroom. It seems hopeless at times but other states have done it and so can we.”

As recently reported, Gov. Jindal issued an executive order on January 30th protecting the right of parents to opt their children out of the upcoming Common Core linked PARCC tests and to protect schools from being penalized for any opt-outs.

The same day, Rep. Geymann urged parents to do just that, writing, “If you have a child in school that is scheduled to take the PARCC assessment, please consider opting out… It is time to give the education decisions of the children back to their parents and that can start by opting out of the PARCC assessment.”

While it’s not clear yet how large the opt-out movement in Louisiana will be, it is apparently large enough to be a cause of concern for many district leaders.

As recently reported by The Times Picayune, 14 of Louisiana’s school districts have already passed resolutions aimed at preventing schools from being penalized for students skipping the tests, while Terrebonne Parish is currently considering whether to ask the governor and state superintendent if the entire district can be removed from PARCC.




Common Core Opt-Out Form for Parents

By Danette Clark

These photos are examples of what kids will be taught to believe is good and normal under the national Common Core Curriculum.

indoc-mothershouse          MAKETHE ROAD

44 States have already signed on to adopt Common Core and it’s almost too late to back out.

Download and print the opt-out form for parents at Truth in American Education.

Then go to MichelleMalkin.com and read her Rotten to the Core series. The 4th on data tracking of children is frightening.

The BlazeTV did a show on Common Core last night.

Several articles on my website explain the kind of garbage taught in schools that are part of the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES). CES schools are behind CSCOPE in Texas and the national Common Core Curriculum.

Once states implement Common Core, it will be too late!

Call your legislatures today and tell them to back out of Common Core now!!

Contact your local tea party and ask them to get involved. They are standing with parents in some states and those states are on the verge of rejecting Common Core.

So far, only Alaska, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas and Virginia have rejected Common Core. The rest are headed for danger.