We have added a new page called Voices of support, which already has two amazing stories. I encourage you to submit your story of why you support the Common Core. It would help if you say a little bit about who you are—teacher, parent, administrator—and relate your support to your own experience.
I’ve also added a few things to the resources page, and will keep doing so over the next few weeks.
Some of you have been having trouble registering. By Tuesday there should be a simple registration button, so if you have been having trouble wait until then.
Stand for Children is an organization that organizes parents and communities to advocate for children and education in district, state, and national politics. It supports the Common Core. In my own state of Arizona the state affiliate organized a demonstration at the Capitol in support of a bill to fund transition to the Common Core. To see if it has an affiliate in your state, go to its state by state Get to the Core page.
There’s a great editorial by Jason Zimba over at the Education Gadfly, correcting the misrepresentation of the standards in a Fox News editorial by Milgram and McGroarty. Take a look and leave a message.