- Gov. Fallin Signs HB 3399 to Repeal and Replace Common Core Standards
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Update: We are still awaiting Gov. Fallin’s decision on HB3399, the bill to repeal Common Core in Oklahoma and replace it with state-driven standards. Originally, we thought the deadline for action was June 2nd, but the deadline is June 7th. If Gov. Fallin does not sign the bill by that date, it dies by pocket veto and Common Core remains in effect.
Leaders from Oklahoma Eagle Forum and other groups met with Gov. Fallin on May 30th to present her with a petition signed by around 10,000 people opposing Common Core. The governor said she is still gathering input on the bill, so continue to call her office phone at 405-521-2342 or email her and ask her to end Common Core in Oklahoma.
IMPORTANT LINK TO HEART AND MIND OF HB3399 AND HOW TO HELP:
End Common Core in OK NOW – please help!
May 27, 2014
Tell Governor Fallin to Sign the Repeal of Common Core
Common Core is on the defensive across the country, but Oklahoma has an opportunity to score the biggest victory against it yet! HB3399 would immediately repeal Common Core and return control of education standards to the state. It has been vetted by opponents of Common Core to ensure that it is a genuine repeal and not a political stunt.
Although this bill passed the state legislature overwhelmingly, Gov. Mary Fallin has not announced her intentions. If she takes no action by June 7th, the bill dies. If she signs it, Common Core disappears from Oklahoma.
Gov. Fallin needs to hear from concerned citizens everywhere. Oklahoma students will benefit immediately, but other states will see that repealing Common Core is achievable and will be inspired to follow suit.
Since Gov. Fallin is the chair of the National Governors Association, which is a key supporter of Common Core, her repudiation would seriously damage Common Core’s credibility. This is a matter of national importance, so Gov. Fallin needs to hear from you. Contact her today and urge her to sign HB3399.
Please contact Gov. Fallin by email or by her office’s phone number, 405-521-2342. Tell her to sign HR3399 and end Common Core in Oklahoma. Also, if you have not already done so, sign the petition to Gov. Fallin asking her to oppose Common Core at http://ngaendcommoncore.com/.
Message to Governor:
End Common Core in Oklahoma NOW
We urge you to sign HB3399, the bill to repeal Common Core, and replace it with Oklahoma-based standards. This measure would greatly improve educational quality and accountability in Oklahoma.
As an Oklahoman, I am concerned that the federal government and private interest groups have taken control of our state’s educational system. Their voices are
drowning out those of parents and teachers, who are the most invested in the success of our children.
Because HB3399 gives control of education back to our state and communities, we urge you to sign it. It is the right decision for Oklahoma’s future.