November 18: National Common Core Protest
A national day of protest has been scheduled for November 18th. While no group is official backing the protest, grass-roots operatives are pushing the day of protest from behind the scenes on social media. The date selection is has to do with the first day of Education Week, and Revolutionary War Day. The event is the brainchild of Christina Lichtenstein, Long Island, New York.
The protest is fairly simple. Just keep your children at home on November 18th. The event details are at Say No To Common Core. On twitter, #SayNoToCommonCore is the hashtag being used to promote the event. Protest organizers are currently in several states: New York, Connecticut, Michigan, Tennessee, Ohio, Louisiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Florida, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Alaska. The event page can be found here.
The official notice states
This event is part of a national protest against the Common Core State Standards and it will take place in every state across this great country!
The eighteenth of November is significant to our movement, not only because this is the first day of American Education Week, but it is also Revolution Day!! Organizers are encouraging parents, students, teachers, and others to join the cause…
Please participate in this event and encourage everyone you know to do the same! We recommend that you keep your children out of school on November 18th and help us send a message to the federal government. We the people want evidence-based curriculum that is locally controlled and which does not require data mining our children. Instead of sending your children to school on November 18th, get your children out in public and raise awareness by educating others on the dangers of the Common Core State Standards!!!
The group has also issued a “Parents Executive Order” to accompany the event.