Two years ago, we put a citizens petition on the ballot in the Winnacunnet School District asking voters if they wanted to continue with the Common Core educational experiment, along with Smarter Balanced Assessment and the invasions of children's privacy. When introduced at the Fourth Grade level, many children were so confused and frustrated by the new standards that they actually slipped behind a whole grade level, entering the 5th grade at a 3rd grade reading level!
The measure passed every town in our district, winning more than 62% of the vote overall. Unfortunately, the school district has continued to expand on Common Core, despite the voters rejecting this educational experiment in our schools.
Will you please vote with me on Tuesday, March 14th to reject Common Core and return to local control of our schools.