Submitted by Jannai Pero
OAKHURST – The public is invited to the February Tea Party Action Meeting on Thursday evening, Feb. 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Best Western Yosemite Gateway Inn Restaurant.
“The Common Core State Standards have now surpassed Obamacare in the political arena, say organizers, “and it appears they will be at the forefront of the 2016 Presidential election.”
At the February meeting, Sandy Torosian and Laura Reagan will explain what the Standards are, “what we believe is wrong with them, and what we can do to stop Common Core in California,” say organizers. “They will also inform us about the new Advanced Placement U.S. History course that was rolled out this August to over 500,000 of our best and brightest high school students.”
Sandra has two sons that attended Clovis schools and graduated from Clovis West High School. She has been employed by Clovis Unified for 25 years, with the last 15 working as an instructional aide in special education. She says her experience with Common Core comes from months of research and the daily instruction of the math curriculum.
Laura Reagan has taught high school students in Texas and New Mexico, and has just returned home to California. Her experience with Common Core curriculum comes from professional training, her own research, and information gained through Advocates for Excellence in Education.
Organizers encourage school board members to attend.
Oakhurst/Coarsegold Tea Party
Meets monthly, 2nd Thursday, 6:30 pm – Best Western Yosemite Gateway Restaurant, Oakhurst