Common Core forum at Crossfire Auditorium Feb. 20

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - "Common Core" is a term heard often in regard to public education and will likely be a hot topic in the upcoming legislative session.

Concerned Parents, educators and citizens announces a forum to create citizen awareness of this divisive, controversial issue formally called the Common Core State Standards Initiative adopted by Louisiana and many other states.

Many of the claims made by Common Core supporters will be addressed by this forum. For those on the fence or who are unaware of what Common Core is, this informational evening should cover all the questions.

The event will take place Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at Crossfire Auditorium located at 8919 World Ministry Ave. in Baton Rouge.

Discussion will include the concern over the expensive, intrusive testing and resulting data collections tied to Common Core.

Attendees will be able to network with other parents and community leaders to discuss how Common Core has already impacted Louisiana children, and what can be done about it.

For more information contact Kathryn Goppelt at 225-241-9485 or Terri Timmcke at 504-467-0414 or e-mail commoncoreforumla@gmail.com.