Anti-Common Core group launching ballot question campaign

Jul 10, 2015 by

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Anti-Common Core advocates with ties to Central Massachusetts have announced they’re starting an initiative ballot question campaign to throw out the federal educational standards the state incorporated five years ago.

Worcester resident Donna Colorio, founder and leader of the Common Core Forum advocacy group, said in a press release Wednesday she will be chairwoman of the End Common Core Massachusetts ballot question effort. Supporters hope to put the question to voters in next year’s general election. Their ultimate goal is to return to the state’s standards prior to adopting the Common Core in 2010.

“I think voters should have a choice in whether to continue with these untested educational standards,” Ms. Colorio, a former member of the Worcester School Committee and candidate for the board this year, said in a statement. “Our ballot question’s goal is to give the people of Massachusetts a voice in that educational decision.”

According to the press release, state lawmakers Rep. Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr., a Republican from Spencer, and Sen. Ryan Fattman, a Republican from Webster, as well as Sandra Stotsky, the former senior associate commissioner for the state’s education department, have also lent their support to the ballot question campaign.

Source: Anti-Common Core group launching ballot question campaign

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