Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Mother Lode Tea Party: Concerned with the direction of our schools?

Mark Meckler


John Coleman debunks global warming on The Rick Amato Show 
John Coleman debunks global warming on The Rick Amato Show

"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value."
-Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, 1776 

What Will Happen When (and If) Actually Works 

    Agenda 21 Links

Coming in 2014
Common Core Standards in Schools

The education establishment is trying to reincarnate itself again. Can we afford to lose yet another American generation to illiteracy, innumeracy and socialism? Will the Common Core standards reflect excellence in education or the deliberate dumbing down of America's children? Who will hold the education establishment accountable?

MLTP is encouraging members to join a new local Common Core Study Group. Who should get involved? Anyone interested in what our children are being taught in school. Parents with school-age children are especially encouraged to get involved. They should be willing to do some research and engage in thoughtful group discussion from a conservative perspective.   The tentative goals will be to:

  • Review overall standards and how they are implemented
  • Review testing and collection of private student information
  • Arrange for a speaker for an upcoming MLTP presentation
  • Identify local strategies to help reduce harm and improve outcomes

Expertise in education is definitely not necessary! Study Group members can select their research subtopic to share with the others (or team up with a friend). Computer access would be helpful, but not necessary, since a small loaning library on the subject will be available. Meetings will be in person and/or via the internet.  

Let's have fun figuring this puzzle out together!!! Contact facilitator Sue Hokana at 245-3806

General Background Information on Common Core

(5-part video series, 4-10 min each) 

Sierra Nevada Conservancy visits Jackson this week

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is coming to Jackson this week! The Conservancy board will take a local tour, host a local reception at the National Hotel, and hold its quarterly board meeting in Jackson. The tour and reception are on Wed, the board mtg Thurs. All are open to the public. If you want to learn how the Conservancy invests in and supports Sierra communities, come on down. The tour and reception are good opportunities to meet the staff and board, too. Please RSVP for the tour and reception. Local Conservancy investments in Amador and Calaveras Counties include grants for community wildfire protection plans, wastewater studies, conservation easements, fuel reduction and other public-benefit projects.