Events

August 24, 2014, Dangers and Threats to American Liberty and Education, Dr. Duke Pesta, Rapid City, SD

Citizens for Academic Transparency is hosting a Common Core presentation by one of our nation’s leading experts on Common Core, Dr. Duke Pesta from the Freedom Project Education USA, on Sunday, August 24th at 1:00 PM MDT, at the Best Western Ramkota, 2111 N LaCrosse St., Rapid City, SD This will be a two hour presentation followed by an hour for questions and answers.

This event is free but seating is limited so register early.  http://www.catcitizensforacademictransparency.com/contact-us.html

Aug 24, 2014 Rapid City

 

 August 24, 2014

 

High-stakes tests generate hundreds of millions of dollars year after year for large corporations that exploit and harm our children.  We must stop the machine fueled by high-stakes tests.  Let’s take back our children from these corporations and BOYCOTT the tests.

Join us on August 24, 2014 at 4:00PM EST for a free webinar and learn how to BOYCOTT high-stakes tests in your school.  This webinar will include:

  • A guide to building and growing a grassroots movement in your community.

  • A step by step process for boycotting tests in your district.

  • What to do when district and state officials try to intimidate you.

  • Alternatives to testing.

  • How to ask for a portfolio and other alternative assessments.

Get informed, get empowered and BOYCOTT the test. Sign up for the FREE webinar happening on August 24, 2014 at 3:00PM CT / 2:00PM MT at ConversationED.com

 

 

August 23, 2014, Dangers and Threats to American Liberty and Education, Dr. Duke Pesta, Spearfish, SD

Citizens for Academic Transparency is hosting a Common Core presentation by one of our nation’s leading experts on Common Core, Dr. Duke Pesta from the Freedom Project Education USA, on Saturday, August 23rd at 1:00 PM MDT, at the Spearfish Holiday Inn, 305 N. 27th St, Spearfish, SD This will be a two hour presentation followed by an hour for questions and answers.

This event is free but seating is limited so register early. http://www.catcitizensforacademictransparency.com/contact-us.html

Aug 23, 2014 Spearfish

 

August 22, 2014, Dangers and Threats to American Liberty and Education, Dr. Duke Pesta, Rapid City, SD

Citizens for Academic Transparency is hosting a Common Core presentation by one of our nation’s leading experts on Common Core, Dr. Duke Pesta from the Freedom Project Education USA, on Friday, August 22nd at 6PM MDT, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel, 2111 LaCrosse St., Rapid City, SD. This will be a two hour presentation followed by an hour for questions and answers.

This event is free but seating is limited so register early.  http://www.catcitizensforacademictransparency.com/contact-us.html

Aug 22, 2014 Rapid City

 

August 12, 2014, Fighting Common Core Round 2, Dr. Duke Pesta Online Presentation

South Dakota Family Policy Council is hosting a live online Common Core presentation by one of our nation’s leading experts on Common Core, Dr. Duke Pesta from the Freedom Project Education USA, on Tuesday, August 12th at 7 PM CDT/6PM MDT.

Log in at http://fpeusa.adobeconnect.com/commoncore/
Log in as guest.

August 12, 2014 Sioux Falls

 May 10, 2014, Dangers and Threats to American Liberty and Education, Dr. Duke Pesta, Eureka, SD

Duke Pesta, Eureka SD 5-10-14

2014 Legislative Cracker Barrel – Coffee Sessions

2014 Legislative Cracker Barrel – Coffee Sessions

Not everyone can make a trip to Pierre to have a conversation with your legislator. Legislative Coffees and Cracker Barrels are opportunities to visit with your area legislators face to face and close to home. Along with letters, phone calls, and emails, this is another tool to ask questions, present information to your legislator, and find out what they are thinking about an issue. They are free and open to the public. The format is a bit different in each location. Please wear RED to visually let your legislators know you are there to ask them to STOP COMMON CORE in SD. This also helps us connect and network with one another, especially at larger events. Remember, we don’t have a lobbyist taking care of this for us in Pierre. We all need to connect with them personally, while uniting with one another to make our voices heard. You are making a difference! Your presence is impressive to the legislators. The reach of our email lists are limited. Please forward through your networks and post on your social media sites.

Saturday, February 1, there are legislative coffees and cracker barrels being held in Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Brookings, Hot Springs, Platte, Spearfish, Springfield, Vermillion, Wagoner, Watertown, and Yankton. Check the following list for more details. If you live in one of these areas, please consider attending this Saturday to keep the momentum of the last week building.

Aberdeen

Sessions will be held in the Centennial Rooms of Northern State University on the following dates from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Sessions are open to the public.

Saturday, February 8th

Saturday, February 22nd Saturday, March 1st

Belle Fourche

Saturday, February 22nd from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Belle Inn (2511 5th Avenue)

Contact Rita Pazour at Belle Fourche Chamber of Commerce for more information

(892-2676)

Brandon

Saturday, February 15th from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Bethany Meadows there will be a Chamber Legislative Coffee.

Brookings

Three cracker barrels will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the City County Building.

For information contact at 692-6125 or heidi@brookingschamber.org

Saturday, February 1st

Saturday, February 15th

Saturday, March 1st

Burke

Saturday, February 22nd – time and location unknown at this time.

For info: gregorynews@gregorynews.com or 605-835-8089

Canton

Saturday, February 8th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Pizza Ranch (719 East 5th Street)

For information contact Chamber of Commerce at 764-7864 or lisa.canton@iw.net

Chamberlain

Saturday, February 15, 10:00 am at the Gateway West

Contact Chamberlain/Oacoma Chamber of Commerce at 234-4416 or Mike at chamber@midstatesd.net for more information

Custer

Saturday, February 8th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Senior Center

Contact Custer Chamber of Commerce at 673-2244 or Custer County Chronical at

673-2217

Deadwood

Contact City of Deadwood, Diana, at 578-2600 or Deadwood Chamber of Commerce at

578-1876 or martz@deadwood.org

Edgemont

Contact Edgemont Chamber of Commerce at 662-5900 or

Edgemontchamber@gwtc.net

Hill City

Saturday, February 8th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the 3rd floor of the Super 8 Motel

Contact Hills City Chamber of Commerce at 574-2368 or info@hillcity.com

Hot Springs

Saturday, February 1st at 1:30 p.m. at the Hot Springs School District Administrative Building

Contact Hot Springs Star at 745-4170 or hsstar@lee.net

Huron

“Coffee with the Legislators” are scheduled for the following dates starting at 9:00 a.m. at the Huron City Hall commission room. These are free to the public.

Saturday, February 8th

Saturday, February 22nd Saturday, March 8th

Kimball

Saturday, February 15th at 1:30 p.m.

For location contact Chamberlain/Oacoma Chamber of Commerce at 234-4416 or mike at chamber@midstatesd.net

Madison

Saturday, February 8th from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Madison City Hall in the city commission meeting room (116 West Center St). This is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Mitchell

Saturday, February 22nd beginning at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Mitchell Technical Institute Amphitheater located at 1800 East Spruce Street.

Newell

Possibly Saturday, February 22nd…

Call Sabrina Harmon at 381-9136 for more information

Foothills Area (Piedmont)

Saturday, February 8th, at the American Legion Post 311 in Piedmont from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m.

The Post is located at 101 Pine Street and is at the intersection of Pine and Sturgis Road.

Onida

Friday, February 14th at 10 a.m. the Sully Area Library located at the school.

For more information, contact Marileen Tilberg at the Onida Watchman, Inc. 605-258-2604

Pierre

Saturday, February 8th, beginning at 9 a.m. the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Cracker Barrel in the chamber’s Community Room (800 West Dakota Avenue).

Platte 

Saturday, February 1st, at 12:30 p.m. at the Pizza Ranch.

Rapid City

These will be held at the South Dakota School of Mines New Classroom Building from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and they are free and open to the public.

Saturday, February 1st

Saturday, February 22nd

Saturday, March 1st

Redfield

Saturday, February 17th at 2:00 p.m. at the Historic CNW Train Depot in Redfield. Refreshments provided by Redfield Tourism.

Sioux Falls

Legislative Coffees scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Saturday, February 1st – Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, 201 E 8th Street

Saturday, February 8th – Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, 201 E 8th Street

Saturday, February 22nd – Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, 201 E 8th Street

Friday, February 28th – Holiday Inn City Centre, 100 West 8th Street

Argus Leader Media will livestream each event at http://www.argusleader.com. Follow along on Twitter @SFAreaAdvocate using #legcoffee

Spearfish

Cracker barrels will be held from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the BHSU Club Buzz Room on the dates noted below. Contact Spearfish Chamber of Commerce at 642-2626 or

director@spearfishchamber.org

Saturday, February 1st

March 1st

Springfield

Saturday, February 1st, at 8 a.m. – location unknown at this time.

Sturgis

Saturday, February 22nd at 9 a.m. at the County Office Building 1300 Sherman Street, 2nd Floor, Commissioners Room

Contact Sturgis Chamber of Commerce at 347-2556 or

Kathy.Christenson@sturgisareachamber.com

Vermillion

Two coffees will be held on Saturdays at 10 a.m. at the Vermillion City Hall Council Chambers.

Contact Vermillion Chamber of Commerce at 624-5571 or annb@vermillionchamber.com

Saturday, February 1st Saturday, March 1st

Wagner

Saturday, February 1st, at 10 a.m. at Valley Station.

Wall

Saturday, February 22nd, at Wall Drug in the left side of the big dining room.

Contact the Wall Chamber of Commerce at 279-2665 for more information

Watertown

There will be two sessions starting at 9:00 a.m.

For information contact Megan at coc@watertownsd.com or 605 886-5814

Saturday, February 1st – Lake Area Tech Campus Center

Saturday, February 15th – Watertown Winter Farms Show (County Extension Center)

Yankton:

All will be held on Saturdays at 10:00 am at the Avera Office Pavilion Amphitheatre

(409 Summit Street). Events are open to the public

Saturday, February 1st

Saturday, February 22nd

Saturday, March 1st

Common Core and the Catholic Schools – January 26, 2014 – Sioux Falls

When:  Sunday, January 26 

             6:30-8:00

Where:  Tinners Event Center

               69th and Minnesota Ave.

There will be a power point presentation explaining why Common Core pertains to more than just standards.  Please spread the word.  All are welcome.

When:  Sunday, January 26 

             6:30-8:00

Where:  Tinners Event Center

               69th and Minnesota Ave.

There will be a power point presentation explaining why Common Core pertains to more than just standards.  Please spread the word.  All are welcome.

A link to share this event.

Stop Common Core Day – January 29, 2014 – Pierre

Representative Jim Bolin was the first in South Dakota to expose this leviathan called Common Core. He, along with other legislators have worked tirelessly to educate the public and remove this beast from our state and schools. He has requested our presence in the South Dakota Legislature on January 29, 2014.

You can learn more about this event here.

Learn the Whole Story of the Common Core – January 25, 2014 – Dell Rapids

WHEN:    Saturday, January 25, 2014

 WHERE:  American Legion

                      408 Orleans Ave.

                      Dell Rapids, SD

  TIME:      10:30 am- 12:00pm

Dell Rapids Invite 1030 2 (1)

Link to Share the Dell Rapids Event

Learn the Whole Story of the Common Core – January 16, 2014, Sioux Falls, SD

DUE TO THE EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. PLEASE STAY SAFE.

ALL ARE INVITED

WHAT: Learn the Whole Story of the Common Core
WHEN: Thursday, January 16th, 2014
WHERE: Prairie West Branch, Siouxland Libraries
7630 W. 26th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
TIME: 7:00-8:30 PM

Sioux Falls 1-16-14

 link to share this event.

The Common Core and Catholic Education – Sioux Falls – January 8, 2014 – Sioux Falls

WHAT:   The Common Core and Catholic Education 

WHEN:    Wednesday, January 8th 

TIME:      7:00 pm

WHERE:  Tinners (go in the Event Center door)
                  449 W 69th St  Sioux Falls
A link to share this event.

 

Confronting Common Core – January 7, 2014, Aberdeen SD

South Dakota Family Policy Council and Concerned Women for America South Dakota are sponsoring a presentation and panel discussion exposing the threat of the Common Core to South Dakota’s educational sovereignty.

Confronting Common Core
Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Ramada Inn
2727 SE 6th Avenue
Aberdeen, SD 57401

ALL ARE INVITED!!
A presentation and panel discussion
exposing the threat of the Common Core to
South Dakota’s educational sovereignty.

Panelists:
Mary Scheel Buysse
South Dakotans Against Common Core

Dr. Art Marmorstein
Professor of History

Steve Sibson
15 year researcher in public education

Mark Chase
President, South Dakota Family Policy Council

Mary Chase
Researcher and concerned parent

Linda Schauer
State Director
Concerned Women for America of South Dakota

Be ready to be educated, equipped,
and empowered to stop Common Core.

“In its most extreme form, national control of
curriculum is a form of national control of ideas.”
Joseph Califano, Secretary of Health, Education,
and Welfare in the Carter administration

This is a free event. No RSVP necessary. Women, men 
and teens are all welcome. Be sure to bring a friend!

 
You can find a flier to share for this event at:  CONFRONTING COMMON CORE

January 6, 2014 – Dell Rapids, SD

DUE TO THE EXTREME COLD WEATHER CONDITIONS – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. PLEASE STAY SAFE. 

A link to share this event

Defeating Common Core – Sioux Falls, Saturday, January 4, 2014

You Are Invited

 What: Strategy Meeting to Defeat Common Core in SD

Where: Sioux Falls Downtown Library
Date: Saturday, January 4

Time: 9:30-11:30 am

This legislative session (beginning January 2014) will be an optimum time for us to make changes to our laws to STOP COMMON CORE in our South Dakota schools. There will be several bills being proposed. We need EVERYONE to help in seeing that they are passed successfully. No one in Pierre will be taking care of this for us.  Don’t let our legislators think we have gotten tired and are giving up. Our legislators need to hear from us very clearly that we want Common Core State Standards, the future adoption of other nationalized standards (Next Generation Science Standards, C3 Framework for Social Studies Standards and National Sexuality Education Standards,) Smarter Balanced Assessments and data mining completely OUT of our educational system. Without ordinary citizens like you and I taking action, nothing will be changed and without a doubt the situation will worsen.  We can’t allow this opportunity to slip by.

Effective lobbying does not just take place in Pierre.  There is a role for everyone whether or not you can make a trip to Pierre. Very few of us have experience in this political arena, but that is okay. All we need are our voices, perseverance, a little strategy and some coaching. No doubt, the pressure on our legislators from the governor’s office and corporate lobbyists is immense. However, we have heard repeatedly from legislators themselves that they are much more likely to base their vote on what and how much they hear from average citizens then from paid lobbyists. Please join us as we learn about how the legislative process works and as we begin to strategize. Mark Chase from South Dakota Family Policy Council will be presenting and we hope to have several legislators present as well.

Spread the word and invite others.

A link to share this event.

 

November 7, Crooks Community Center, Crooks, SD

All are invited to attend this Information and action meeting.

Speakers are Representative Jim Bolin, Mary Scheel-Buysse and local parents.

 

Here is a flier about this event for you to print and share. 

Common Core Information, November 4, 2013, Faith Family Church, Sioux Falls

All are invited to this Common Core Information meeting.

Speakers: Representative Jim Bolin, Representative Jim Stalzer, Mary Scheel-Buysse, and local parents.

Here is a flier about this event you can print and share.

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