Action needed to help Ulster County support the repeal of Common Core

As residents of Ulster County, we have an exciting opportunity!  We have the opportunity to come together in discussion of Common Core and its impact on our children and our schools and to ask our Ulster County legislature to move Resolution No. 350 in support of ending the implementation of Common Core in New York State.

Please do the following:

  • E-mail your Ulster County legislator today with a brief description of why you are concerned about Common Core and ask him/her to support Resolution No. 350 on November 18.
  • Adjust your calendar and plan to attend the Ulster County legislative session on November 18, 2014 and speak during public comment or if you can not possibly speak before a group of people, at least be present to lend your support to those who are speaking.

Here is a list of the Ulster County legislators with their contact information to assist you in contacting your county legislator.

Resolution No. 350 – Supporting The Reintroduction and Passage Of New York State Assembly Bill 07994 and Senate Bill 06267, An Act To Amend The Education Law, In Relation To The Common Core State Standards Initiative And The Race To The Top Program

Resolution No. 350 is authored by Ulster County legislator Craig Lopez (Towns of Shawangunk/Wawarsing).   Ulster County legislators Mary Wawro (Town of Saugerties), David Donaldson (City of Kingston) and Donald Gregorius (Towns of Hurley/Woodstock) joined as sponsors of the resolution at the Legislative Programs committee meeting on November 5 and the resolution will come before the full Ulster County legislature for a vote on November 18, 2014.

Read past discussion of Resolution No. 350 here, here, and here.

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