Express Yourself

Introduced by Assemblyman Al Graf, the following Bill was proffered as:

An act to amend the education law, in relation to the common core state standards initiative and the race to the top program.

The people of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 115 to read as follows:
S 115. Common Core State Standards Initiative. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the department shall discontinue implementation of the Common Core State Standards developed by the Common Core State Standards initiative. Any action taken to adopt or implement the Common Core State Standards are void.

Section 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 116 to read as follows:
S 116. Race To The Top Program. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the Department shall discontinue implementation of the Race To The Top Standards developed by the Race To The Top Program. Any action taken to adopt or implement the Race To The Top Program are void.

Section 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

Assemblyman Graf also has a petition that every concerned citizen, parent, and teacher in New York State should sign on his Fix New York Schools site.

To date, thirty-four Assemblymen have supported the Bill and more than 18,000 people have signed the petition.

The NYS Senate webpage points out, “Citizen comment is an important part of the legislative process. Public opinion often affects the shape of a bill as well as its eventual success or failure. Remember, your input can play a crucial role in determining how a bill becomes a law.”

It is important that we take our role as citizen participants in government seriously and that we make our voice heard for the sake of our children.

Never has it been easier to let our elected officials know how we feel and how they should vote.

E-mail your Assemblyman, sign the petition, and make sure your elected representative speaks with your voice.

Our children deserve an excellent education.

Join the Movement to Save Our Children!

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