At approximately 2PM today, Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest’s office released a statement announcing his publication of a letter to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Superintendent, June Atkinson. This follows several statements from the Lt. Gov. in regards to the Common Core Standards, which are available on Stop Common Core NC’s website.
The release from the Lt. Gov.’s office is below:
Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest Issues 67 Question Letter to Department of Public Instruction
Unanswered Questions on Common Core
(Raleigh, NC) – Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest today released a 67 question letter to State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. June Atkinson, outlining a series of unanswered questions he has with North Carolina’s implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
The letter is discussed in the following 3.5 minute video also released today by Lieutenant Governor Forest. This is the second video on Common Core released by Forest over the last few weeks.
A copy of the letter can be found here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/154515264/Common-Core-letter
A link to the video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS5rDT3oDQw
In Forest’s letter he requests that the Department of Public Instruction answer his questions by the August 2013 State Board of Education meeting.
“With the start of the traditional school year only weeks away, State Board of Education meetings just don’t allow enough time to answer all of our questions in depth. Given these time constraints, we have outlined our questions in letter form to allow for a systematic approach to this dialogue. Hopefully this will expedite the process, and focus the discussion of Common Core at future board meetings.”
The letter to Superintendent Atkinson challenges portions of seven major topics within the Common Core Standards that she has failed to address to date. Perhaps this action by Lt. Gov. Forest will call Superintendent Atkinson to task on addressing concerns with the Common Core Standards. Finally, the opposition is on the offensive in the Common Core debate.
For more on the movement to prevent Common Core from continuing to permeate NC schools, visit www.stopcommoncorenc.org
To view the original press release, click here.