Girard at Large received this email and permission to post it regarding the introduction of the Common Core national standards in the Hollis Brookline Cooperative School District. It speaks for itself and begs basic questions, such as by what authority is this taking place without the approval of the governing policy body?
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Sent: Tue, Jan 14, 2014 1:36 pm
Subject: A Response to CCSS Comments
Additionally, on several occasions my husband has provided public input to the COOP school board both in person and by written correspondence detailing my family’s first hand and direct experience with Common Core in the classrooms at HBHS. It is a disaster, and it is harming students. As a result, my husband and I have been in direct contact with the interim principals at the high school in an effort to address the damage that is being done in the classroom. Furthermore, my husband also attended a presentation entitled “The Common Core: What is it and how will it impact my child at the middle school?” held at the Hollis Brookline Middle School on October 2, 2013 where the current roll out of Common Core was discussed as well as demonstrated by HBMS teachers and administrators.
Finally, the interim assistant superintendent, Ms. Matte, stated publicly at a recent Brookline Mason GOP meeting that SAU 41, which includes the COOP school district, is 2-3 years “down the road” with respect to Common Core.
In conclusion, I find it questionable at best as to why Mr. Solon states in his recent e-mail, “there has been no adoption orchange in curriculum at this point“. It is stunning to me that the chair of the Hollis Brookline COOP school board is clearly out of touch with what is actually happening in the COOP schools.
It is time for the truth to be told in unequivocal terms. Our children’s futures are at stake.
Hollis Brookline COOP Budget Committee Member, Brookline, NH