08/01/13 Joy Pullmann of The Heartland Institute will speak about the Common Core education standards on Thursday, August 8 at 7:00 pm at the Plymouth Public Library. 

Common Core is a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children across the nation should know in each grade in math and English language arts.  Implementation began in Indiana in 2010.  In May, 2013, Governor Pence signed HEA 1427 into law which pauses further implementation of these standards for debate and study.  This legislation requires the Department of Education to provide an evaluation of the standards to the Indiana General Assembly and specifies that the State Board of Education will hold at least three public meetings to discuss citizens concerns.  The Interim Study Committee on Common Core Education Standards is conducting a legislative review to evaluate and examine the standards.

Ms. Pullmann will discuss who developed the Common Core standards, how they compare, what they will cost to implement, how they will affect private, parochial, and homeschools as well as public schools, and how they will fundamentally transform our education system.  The standards comprise a dramatic centralization of authority over the nation’s historically decentralized K-12 education system.

Ms. Pullmann is a research fellow of The Heartland Institute and managing editor of School Reform News, a national monthly publication.  She previously was assistant editor of American Magazine at the American Enterprise Institute.  She has been published in U.S. national newspapers and outlets.  Ms. Pullmann graduated from the Hillsdale College honors program.  

Hosted by We the People, everyone is welcome to attend.  For more information, please visit http://wethepeople-mfc.com