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‘Common Core and Longitudinal Data’ to be subjects of community forum

It’s called Common Core, an educational program that has states working together to create national standards for education.  These standards are “designed to be robust and relevant to the real world.”

It sounds reasonable enough. Why is there growing opposition around the country to Common Core?  Why has Virginia opted out?

Longitudinal Data is being collected on students and their families as part of this educational program, including here in Virginia. 

A community forum will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Cooks Corner Office Complex public conference room, 2693 General Puller Highway, east of Saluda.  A retired teacher, Jane Hogan, will lead the forum, which is sponsored by the Middlesex Tea Party.

Parents, grandparents, teachers and everyone else interested in the education of our children and the future of our country will want to attend.

To learn more about Common Core, visit and

posted 04.26.2013

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