A parent in New York contacted me to tell me of a new group that she and other parents created to fight the Common Core in New York.

She writes:

My name is Yvonne Gasperino.  My husband and I have started a grassroots effort named Stop Common Core in New York State on April 3, 2013. Here is the link to the website: www.stopccssinnys.com or www.stopcommoncoreinnewyork.com, we also have a FB group page https://www.facebook.com/groups/607166125977337/  

We recently hosted a statewide conference call for NY on July 25.  Here is the link if you would like to listen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b-NDZ98QgU&feature=youtu.be

We had experts from Pioneer Institute, Jamie Gass and Joy Pullman from the Heartland Institute.  Dr. Sandra Stotsky was also on the call, whom I am sure you know has been playing a key role in this nationwide effort.

We are holding a free forum on “The REAL FACTS on Common Core State Standards” Saturday, September 21st  with several leading national experts: Sheila Kaplan, Jamie Gass, Emmett McGroarty, Neal McCluskey, Dr. Christopher Tienken, Renee Braddy and Alisa Ellis.  Here is the link for the info: http://stopccssinnys.com/RealFactsForum.html  Our senator George Latimer will be attending.  I would like to know if you would be willing to spread the word about this forum on your blog.  I know that your base is far reaching and Sheila mentioned that you would definitely help with this effort.  As I mentioned above my husband and I are underwriting this ourselves and can use any help possible to promote this to ensure all New York parents and educators will take advantage of this great opportunity.