On Thursday, October 23, 2014, parents will gather outside the RCSD’s Central Office Building to protest the failure of our educational leaders to successfully educate our children. The protest is taking place because parents are no longer willing to remain silent about what is happening to their children in the bi-lingual and special education programs within the district.
On Monday, October 27, 2014, from 7 PM – 8 PM, Greater Rochester Parent to Parent has been invited to share their “Common Core 101” presentation at the Greece Assembly of God, 750 Long Pond Road, Rochester, NY. They have been traveling the area for the past year informing parents, grandparents, and concerned citizens about what they have learned of the “reform” movement affecting our schools, and most importantly our children. In their presentation they address the myths commonly presented as explanations for No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top. Their goal is to help to “kick-start the research process for those just learning about what is going on in our schools.”
Parents, teachers, citizens are realizing that our current system of education must be changed, not reformed.
As we become more informed about the process of failure inherent within our current system of education, we become more aware of the necessity to change the focus of education so that it concentrates on discovering, developing, and directing the gifts and talents of all of our children.
Urban parents are dissatisfied with the lack of respect their children are given in the current system education. They are dissatisfied with the lack of respect they receive when they try to advocate for their children.
Suburban parents are dissatisfied with the intimidating practices of No Child Left Behind and Race To The Top.
Rural parents are dissatisfied with the unconscionable cuts to their already waning budgets.
It is time to come together and tell our educational leaders that we will no longer be disrespected, intimidated, or held hostage by lack of funding.
These are our children and our tax dollars, it is time we make our schools provide our children with an excellent education.
Join the Movement to Save Our Children!