League of Women Voters Presents Education Forum

The Federal Government’s Role in Public Education
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
(9:30-10:45 speakers, 10:45-11:00 break, 11-12:30 consensus questions)
November 19, 2011
Slocum Hall, Colorado College
130 E. Cache La Poudre
Our League has invited two speakers, Judy Casey, retired principal and
teacher trainer, and Kalene Casias, principal in School District 12.
Learn more from the recommended reading available on the national
League’s Website:
http://www.lwv.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Public_Education&
Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=191&Cont
entID=17596
The scope of the study, as adopted by the LWVUS Board, states:
The Education Study scope is broad and includes the following areas
under the role of the federal government in public education (preK
through grade 12): the history, funding and equity issues which are
addressed under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and the
common core standards/assessments which are required for many
federal grant programs but are national, not federal. The culminating
position will address only those issues delineated in the scope.
Although the study focuses on the federal government, the original
intent of the study included the Common Core Standards. These were
written and funded by the National Governors’ Association (NGA) and
the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Historically we
have always had national standards written by the teaching
organizations such as the National Council of Teachers of Math and
the National Council of Teachers of English. However, the discussion
here will focus upon how these new standards called Common Core
State Standards will be used by the federal government.

The Federal Government’s Rolein Public Education9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.(9:30-10:45 speakers, 10:45-11:00 break, 11-12:30 consensus questions)November 19, 2011Slocum Hall, Colorado College130 E. Cache La PoudreOur League has invited two speakers, Judy Casey, retired principal andteacher trainer, and Kalene Casias, principal in School District 12.Learn more from the recommended reading available on the nationalLeague’s Website:http://www.lwv.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Public_Education&Template=/TaggedPage/TaggedPageDisplay.cfm&TPLID=191&ContentID=17596The scope of the study, as adopted by the LWVUS Board, states:The Education Study scope is broad and includes the following areasunder the role of the federal government in public education (preKthrough grade 12): the history, funding and equity issues which areaddressed under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, and thecommon core standards/assessments which are required for manyfederal grant programs but are national, not federal. The culminatingposition will address only those issues delineated in the scope.Although the study focuses on the federal government, the originalintent of the study included the Common Core Standards. These werewritten and funded by the National Governors’ Association (NGA) andthe Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Historically wehave always had national standards written by the teachingorganizations such as the National Council of Teachers of Math andthe National Council of Teachers of English. However, the discussionhere will focus upon how these new standards called Common CoreState Standards will be used by the federal government.


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