The Common Core Fact Forum with Dr. Peg Luksik hosted by Kingston Action For Education on September 7, 2014 was a big success!
We had a great turnout with people from multiple school districts, both local and across the state, in attendance. We were also pleased to have three members of the Kingston City School District board of education in attendance. As attendees left many commented about the depth and quantity of information that they had received from Dr. Luksik.
Many Kingston residents expressed a desire to attend but were unable to do so for a variety of reasons. Thanks to Mr. Mert Melfa, who has recorded countless events across the state on a volunteer basis in the last year and a half as parents and teachers continue to battle against Common Core, video is now available for those who wish to see what they missed at the forum. The video includes both short videos of the opening comments shared by co-founders of Kingston Action For Education Tory Lowe, Maria Maritsas and Jolyn Safron as well as the full video of the forum with the opening comments and the presentation and Q&A by Dr. Luksik.
Dr. Luksik suggested a number of things that can be done by those concerned about Common Core:
- get informed – watch the video of the forum. Be sure you know the facts. For even more detailed information, visit foundedontruth.com
- get involved politically – VOTE! “When you walk into the ballot box, you are making a political speech. it is the only one they MUST listen to.”
- “The worst thing you can do is nothing. the best thing you can do is something!”
- Stay involved with other parents – Kingston Action For Education (KAFE) is a group of parents who are advocating for their children and all the children of this school district. Their goal is to unify and educate parents and caregivers presenting factual information about the state of their community’s educational system. When the need arises, KAFE is willing to take the action necessary to reclaim their voice in education. Find Kingston Action For Education on facebook or at kingstonactionforeducation.org
- Q&A – When writing a letter to the editor, pick ‘the one thing that floats your boat’, a personal story or something you feel strongly about. Pick one issue. Quote real information/facts. Keep the letter under 300 words; one issue and hit it three times in the same letter.