Common Core standards should concern you
I was taken back a bit when I listened to WBKV’s interview on Jan. 21 wherein Kewaskum School Superintendent James Smasal said, “I don’t necessarily have a pro or con” (referring to Common Core), and “I don’t know if the Smarter Balanced assessment is what we’re going to be implementing next year.”
If you, as a citizen, are concerned over the federal takeover of our health care system, you should be equally concerned over the federal takeover of our educational system. Common Core has stealthily crept into our school districts over the past three years.
As a School Board member and an opponent of Common Core, I was told by board member Troy Hanson that I need to resign, as I am choosing my anti-Common Core agenda over my role as a board member and also that he didn’t need my propaganda to inform him on issues. My objective is not to spread propaganda, but to inform the public about this controversial issue.
Do you have questions regarding Common Core or would like to know more about it? View www.brian medved.com. Brian Medved is a board member with the Germantown School District. Germantown recently announced it will be developing academic standards superior to that of Common Core.
Grace Mueller Kewaskum School Board