WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Parents, educators and legislators worked hard to get Common Core repealed in Oklahoma, and after much anxious waiting, Governor Fallin signed HB3399. Now we face another challenge in the repeal of Common Core.
A handful of teachers (including the OEA/NEA teacher of the year), parents and our own State Board of Education (minus Bill Price and Kathryn Franks) have filed a lawsuit to be heard by the Oklahoma Supreme Court July 14th at 10:30, to STOP the Common Core repeal.
The lawsuit asserts the role of the Oklahoma legislature in reviewing our new education standards (after creation in two years' time) is unconstitutional. This lawsuit could have far reaching ramifications on school choice and pre-K programming. It could also chill the ability of your voice to be heard on any board, council or rule-making body by silencing the voice of the legislator, thereby promoting legislation via bureaucracy.
ROPE has retained two separate attorneys to write Amicus briefs on behalf of all those who worked so hard to stop Common Core in Oklahoma.
Currently, the only attorneys of record are those representing the plaintiffs! Who will represent OUR interests? Is this lawsuit to go unchallenged? The way we understand it, Amicus briefs and respondent responses are due in the court by JULY 9th! We have no time to waste!
We have come too far and worked too hard to stop fighting now. Please consider donating to the "OK Repeal Common Core Legal Defense Fund," help us cotinue the fight against Common Core in Oklahoma.
- Gary Kilpatrick
- Gina Meadows
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