It's Time to Stand Up For Our Kids
CHILDREN OF THE CORE
Your Child's Future is Being Sold for Profit What You Can Do To Fight Back
Children of the Core
by Kris L. Nielsen
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Kris L. Nielsen
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Kris L. Nielsen has been a middle grades educator and instructional leader for six years in New Mexico, Oregon, and North Carolina. He is a graduate of Western Governors University’s Master of Science Education program, with emphasis on child development and instructional technology. Kris is an activist against corporate education reform and has had his writing featured in several online magazines and blogs, including those of the Washington Post and Diane Ravitch. Kris currently lives in New York State with his two daughters, young son, and beautiful wife.
Schedule for June/July 2013
Common Core Forum in Northern New Jersey
Thursday, June 20, 2013 6:30 pm
Montville Executive Suites 330 Changebridge Road, Suite 101, Pine Brook, N.J.
Hosted by the Americans for Liberty
Common Core Seminar in Douglas County, CO
Thursday, July 18, 2013 Time and Location TBA
Hosted by Voices for Public Education
Speaking and Consulting
Kris Nielsen doesn't just fight Common Core State Standards and standardized testing. He also advises teachers, parents, and students on best practices in education. He is a dynamic and highly-qualified speaker and presenter with a long list of tools that will help any classroom become a place of authentic and child-centered education. Here are a few topics that are of interest: Alternative assessments Using instructional technology effectively (without multiple choice quizzes) Using student creativity as a tool for lesson design Strong classroom structure without being military- or prison-like Using diverse student learning levels to everyone's advantage Beyond the numbers: using many types of data to inform teaching and learning Common assessments that actually measure and inform Using the good, ol' rubric--in a new, better way Mr. Nielsen will, of course, also speak to any size group of interested or concerned people regarding the Common Core State Standards, standardized testing, and the privatization movement that is determined to undermine all of the wonderful topics above. See the program notes here Fees are based on distance and the length of the event. Basically, just to help pay for gas, materials, preparations, and stays. Common Core Forums in the Northeast United States are generally FREE, with an understanding that I'll be selling books to help pay for expenses and will accept donations with much gratitude! Please fill out the following form to contact and set an appointment. I look forward to speaking with you! CLICK HERE FOR THE FORM
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The Places to Get What You Need To Make It Happen
United Opt Out: The National Movement
Mission: The Movement to End Corporate Education Reform
Keep up with the latest news in the efforts to overturn the corporate hijacking of our schools. Also, find resources, media, and help as you move forward in the effort to opt out of state standardized tests.
Parents Across America
Groups are Active in Multiple States
PAA is committed to bringing the voice of public school parents – and common sense – to local, state, and national education debates.
Mission: Helping parents have a voice at the places where school policy and funding decisions are made.
Parents United exists to unite and empower those who value public education in Minnesota to be strong advocates for excellence in our public schools.
Diane Ravitch's Blog
Diane Ravitch's Blog Site
Keep abreast of anything and everything that is important in education policy, news, and actions.
Mission: Working to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial.
FairTest's work on K-12 testing issues centers on four broad concerns: standardized tests, especially norm-referenced multiple choice tests, are harmful to children and to education; basing high-stakes decisions on standardized tests (high school graduation, advancement, etc.) is bad educational practice while basing decisions about teachers and schools on test results damages eduation authentic assessment, such as performance assessment and portfolios, must be implemented at all levels, from individual classrooms to large-scale assessment (appropriate accountability), as an alternative to standardized tests. This section includes material on the Learning Record. Accountability: This section contains articles and links that analyze and critique current standardized test-driven models of accountability and alternative ideas, models and practices for accountability. This section includes pages on No Child Left Behind.
Parents and Kids Against Standardized Testing
Mission: This page was created to inform parents, kids, and other interested community members about the overreliance on standardized testing to make high stakes decisions in education.
This Facebook group was created to provide a place for parents, students, and teachers to read and discuss news, updates, and resources for ending the standardized testing regime in the U.S.
The Answer Sheet
Mission: Valerie Strauss provides news and links to the latest happenings in education.
Read, share, and discuss the biggest and latest news about the fight for fair and equitable education.
Parents and Teachers Against the Common Core
Mission: Withdraw NY from the Common Core and release it from the federal Race To the Top Program requirements.
New York and Nationwide
Nonpartisan group of parents, teachers and students fighting to return education to local control by releasing New York State from Race to the Top and the Common Core State Standards.
Children Should Not Be a Number
Mission: End high-stakes testing in NYS and the US.
New York State
A movement to end high-stakes testing in New York State and our nation. Parents need to start this revolution by opting out their children from state testing programs in order to take back public education from the corporate reformers who are destroying the education of our children.
For the Media
Children of the Core Press Kit
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