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Stotsky to speak about Common Core

Sandra Stotsky, a member of the original Common Core validation committee, will speak in Bismarck and Fargo Sept. 18-19 on why the federal government takeover of education (Common Core) is dangerous for children and their future. Stop Common Core in North Dakota invited her to speak in Fargo.

Her speech begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at 1603 Main St. in Bismarck, and at 7 p.m. Friday at the Doublewood Inn, 3333 13th Ave. S, in Fargo. The events are free and open to the public.

She is known nationwide for her in-depth analyses of the problems in Common Core’s English language arts standards. Her current research ranges from the deficiencies in teacher preparation programs and teacher licensure tests to the deficiencies in the K-12 reading curriculum and the question of gender bias in the curriculum.

She has been regularly invited to testify or submit testimony to state boards of education and state legislators on bills addressing licensure tests, licensure standards and Common Core’s standards.

She serves on several committees for the International Dyslexia Association and is a member of the advisory board for Pioneer Institute’s Center for School Reform.

Committees Stotsky has served on include the National Validation Committee for the Common Core State Systemic Initiative in 2009-2010, the National Mathematics Advisory Panel in 2006-2008 and the Steering Committee in 2003-2004 for the framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading assessments for 2009 onward.