Just got back from the Senate hearings on Common Core.  A long day but a good day.  The room was PACKED with folks from around Missouri against Common Core.  If you weren’t able to listen to the live stream, Duane Lester from the Missouri Torch will have it up either tomorrow or Friday.  It was great testimony from parents, teachers, a student and  school board members.  We’ll have more of an in-depth write up tomorrow, but here are some photos from today:

At the time of the hearing there were approximately 1200 witness forms sent in and more to be counted.

common core witness forms

Commissioner Nicastro and many pro common core advocates had to sit in the overflow alcove as they arrived too late to obtain seating.  The Senate lounge was filled with Common Core opponents.

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nicastro in the hall

Finally, a bit of fun at the end of the day!  Several of us donned our tin foil hats after the hearing was adjourned (it will resume next week) and paid a visit to Representative Mike Lair’s office since he thinks Common Core opponents need foil to stop radio waves.  We did see quite a bit of tin foil today, but alas, as we were inside, we didn’t spot any black helicopters.

mike lair office tin foil

We have a lot to report on tomorrow.  See you then!

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