1 – PLEASE WRITE!!!
Now is your chance to let your thoughts be known to Governor Walker about removing Common Core from Alaska. Nathan MacPherson, the attorney who presented on Common Core’s unconstitutionality, will be traveling to Juneau to meet with the Governor on January 27th, this Tuesday. I would like to encourage you to write a letter to Governor Walker and email it to Mr. MacPherson as soon as possible and no later than Monday morning…do your best but please follow through. Express to Governor Walker your thoughts and opinions of Common Core being in Alaska and don’t forget to include the data collecting being done on everyone and specifically that which is targeting the children. This can be a few lines or a few pages. The most important part is that you write.
Mr. MacPherson will personally hand deliver your letter to Governor Walker in a group folder to insure he receives it. This is your chance to make a difference as team effort!!! Please take the time to do this. His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, let the Governor know you do NOT want Commissioner Hanley in charge of Education. Mr. Hanley was very instrumental in bringing Common Core into Alaska. The blame starts with him and Governor Parnell. There are many others but these two paved the way. Mr. Hanley needs to go.
2 – DON’T STOP THERE!!!
After insuring that your letter is delivered into the hands of Governor Walker, email him a copy also. It is good he knows that you are serious by him receiving your thoughts from several directions. I’d give you the email address but I cannot find it on the website. Please call the Governor’s office for this information. They prefer you to go through their “email site” but if you call I’m sure they have an email address that will work. http://gov.alaska.gov/Walker/contact/email-the-governor.html
3 – PHONE!!!
In case you forgot or did not know, there is a CALL TO ACTION asked of you. Please call Governor Walker’s office 465-3500 and leave a public opinion message reiterating that you want Common Core completely removed from Alaska and Commissioner Hanley dismissed. Your calls do make a difference, more than you will ever know.
Don’t be afraid to call more than once. I’ve left a voice message 3-times requesting to speak to someone in the Governor’s office on this matter. No one has returned my call. I am still waiting and calling. The individual assigned to this effort is Heather Vogle.
To all those who were able to attend the Common Core Symposium, thank you for making the effort and investing the time. Attached are copies of the handouts that were present along with some modified presentations. Please feel free to share these;
• Common Core list of Websites and News
• Dr. Stotsky’s Testimony ( Sat Common Core validation committee | 1 of 2 that refused to approve)
• James Milgram on Common Core math (Sat Common Core validation committee | the other person who refused to approve)
• 2 Court Cases Governor of LA versus Dept of Education and Arne Duncan
• Attorney Nathan MacPherson’s presentation on Common Core’s unconstitutionality
• Dr. Barbara Haney’s side-by-side walk through of Common Core versus New Alaska State Standards.
For those that could not attend, you should fine the attachments interesting. I’ve also included the audio links again for those who have not yet had the opportunity to listen to them.
Keep up the pressure!