Action Alert
Take Action KANSAS: Common Core will STAND ALONE! Please continue calls and emails

May 22, 2013

We are hearing that the provision to defund Common Core will not be in the final budget but instead will be voted on as a stand-alone bill. Please call your representatives and simply ask them to defund Common Core.

Also, please target the Senate and House leaders listed below.

This issue will be decided in the next 24-48 hours, please do not give up your calls will make a difference!

Time is of the essence right now in Kansas. We have the opportunity to stop the implementation of the Common Core Standards (CCS), but we must act quickly! As a final matter of this legislative session, your State Senator and State Representative will be voting on the state appropriations bill that must be approved by both houses in order to stop Common Core.


Sen.  Steve Abrams 785-296-7381
Sen. Terry Bruce 785-296-2497
Sen. Jim Denning 785-296-7394
Sen. Jeff King 785-296-7361
Sen. Garrett  Love 785-296-7359
Sen. Julia Lynn 785-296-7382
Sen. Ty Masterson 785-296-7388
Sen. Susan Wagle 785-296-2419


Rep. John Bradford 785-296-7653
Rep. David Crum 785-296-6989
Rep. Kyle Hoffman 785-296-7643
Rep. Kasha Kelley 785 296-7671
Rep. Peggy Mast 785-291-3500
Rep. Ray Merrick 785-296-2302
Rep. Marc Rhoades 785-296-7682
Rep. Gene Suellentrop 785-296-7681
Rep. Jene Vickrey 785-296-7662
Rep. Brian Weber 785-296-5481

As you know, the Common Core State Standards Initiative is a big-government, top-down control of education that sacrifices individualism for the sake of the collective. Local school boards will have zero control of content, and costs are estimated to be $16 billion with 90% paid by these states who have no say in what is being taught!

There is also a data-tracking requirement from K through Career that is an intrusive violation of the privacy rights of our children and their parents. Additionally, CCS is a deliberate dumbing-down of our children as shown by performance scores that have steadily deteriorated since the inception of the Department of Education. In fact, the standards are so low that two Ph.D.s serving on the CCS validation committee (Dr. Sandra Stotsky and Dr. James Milgram) refused to sign off on the standards. You can read more about this issue in this Phyllis Schlafly column.

We can defeat Common Core in Kansas – but only with your help.

Take Action!

Please call your legislators and ask them to vote “no” on any budget that does not defund the Common Core. You can also click here to send an e-mail (talking points provided) to your representatives.

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