Owasso, Broken Arrow parents displeased with Common Core curriculum

Broken Arrow and Owasso city councils are considering a resolution to support Tulsa regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 One Voice agenda.

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RealDeal - 11/20/2013 2:09 PM
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The council did not support Common Core, they endorsed an agenda that had a broad scale of topics, most of which centered around economic development and municipal funding issues. The education item on the agenda resulted from a democratic process involving over 450 people, many of which are educators, who voted on what the slate should look like. The Council voted for an agenda as a whole, one of the items was titled "Preserve and Increase Education Funding". I am attaching a link to the City website so that you can be fully informed as to what your council is advocating for. I would also encourage you to listen to the audio from last week's Council worksession and when it's available, listen to the audio from last night's meeting. Councilor Ross, as Owasso's rep on the INCOG Board of Directors, took part in a unanimous vote last Tuesday morning endorsing the same agenda. He said nothing at last week's City Council meeting regarding the issue as well. What you should note is that the Council also voted to support local military personnel, increased roads and bridges funding for cities & towns, protection of thousands of jobs associated with the Port of Catoosa, many of those people live in Owasso. They also supported the widening of U.S. Highway 169, protecting Owasso's local businesses and many many more topics critical to ensuring that Owasso and it's future, our children, have a community. While I appreciate and even agree with many of the opponents to common core I cannot see how anyone could take out of that meeting that the council supports common core. A law that was voted on in 2009 and took effect in 2010. The legislative body of the City of Owasso has ZERO influence or legal capability to effect OPS or how they spend dollars. The intent of the agenda item regarding education is to demand the necessary funding for an unfunded and unwanted mandate in common core. The comittee who advanced the issue is made up of educators from across the region and the OneV

USEagle - 11/20/2013 1:30 PM
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If you want you children to learn NOTHING, then support common core!
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