Calling All Parents! Informational Forum to Discuss Common Core

7pm, Monday, June 16, 2014, Gates School, 75 Spruce St., Acton

By Scott Smyers

Finally, we may get some answers and be able to have an open discussion on Common Core in Acton! A group of concerned parents from Acton have organized a public forum where we can ask questions and discuss this very important topic. There will be at least two guest speakers and we are waiting to hear from others that have been invited.

David McGeney is currently serving in his 19th year as a member of the Peabody School Committee. He is a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees.

Jamie Gass is Pioneer Institute’s Director of the Center for School Reform....

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Corinne Hogseth June 03, 2014 at 11:47 AM
Scott -- Representative Benson has been very helpful in trying to engage speakers for this forum. I believe she wants us to have a constructive dialogue. I spoke with Senator Eldridge yesterday, and I felt he was listening attentively to my concerns, asked good questions, and was really trying to learn about a subject that has been largely hidden from all of us. Let's not take a "you're-either-with-me-or-against-me" stance yet. We have a great opportunity to spread at least enough information for people to start asking questions of their own before deciding which side of the issue they're on.
Scott Smyers June 03, 2014 at 02:29 PM
All good points Corinne. Thank you for contacting our reps and I'm pleased to hear they are being helpful and open. Are they actually going to attend the Forum? All I want is to have an open discussion with an audience of people with open minds.
Corinne Hogseth June 03, 2014 at 02:49 PM
They have all been invited. I'm hopeful that at least one or two can attend.
Scott Smyers June 03, 2014 at 03:23 PM
Hopefully some people reading this will contact them and request they attend. The more people that contact them directly, the more likely they will attend.


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