Senator Urging Constituents to Apply for Common Core Workgroup
Missouri Senator Doug Libla issued a press release regarding the Common Core State Standards Initiative. From Semo Times:
He is asking constituents from his district to consider applying for a position on a work group:
“The 25th District must have representation on these workgroups. The New Missouri Learning Standards must reflect our values and traditions, and put a child’s education at the forefront,” stated Sen. Libla. “When you ask education professionals what would improve education, they will say parental involvement. Education is a team effort, and in order to compete in today’s world we need to instill in our children the values and importance of a quality education. I strongly encourage my constituents to consider applying for one of the workgroups and contributing to the future of our education system.”
“I have strongly advocated for local control in our schools and pushed back against federal and state government regulations on many issues,” stated Sen. Libla. “Now that we have succeeded we must step up and actively participate in the development of our own standards.”
Applications for the New Missouri Learning Standards workgroups may be may be found online at www.senate.mo.gov/libla and turned into Sen. Libla’s office by mail (201 W Capitol Ave, Room 226, Jefferson City, MO, 65101) or by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please contact my office for any questions.
Click to download the Common Core Working Group Application
Thanks to Senator Libla for publicly making this information available to his constituents and asking for their participation. Send in your application to your Senator if you are interested in serving on a work group to determine new and Missouri led standards. You can find the contact information for your Senator here.