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Senate & House Hearings on Proposed Standards

January 16, 2004

Senator Steve Kelley will hold a Senate hearing on the proposed Academic Standards next Friday. Representative Barb Sykora will hold hearings in the House the following Tuesday:

Edwatch encourages anyone who can be present to attend these hearings to show your support for the legislature to pass the social studies standards as they are, without micro- managing them.

EdWatch also supports the adoption of the "minority report" in the Science standards which will bring the proposed science standards into compliance with the federal Santorum amendment (that controversial issues such as evolution be taught using the full spectrum of scientific information about the controversy), and with state law (that the standards be objective).

Your presence at these hearings is a powerful way to show that the public is watching, involved and ready to respond. The proponents of radical change in education operate well in secrecy and behind closed doors. Show up!

This will be the most important legislative session ever! Please participate!

Senate Education Policy Committee
Friday, January 23, 2004
9:00 a.m. -- Proposed Science standards
1:00 p.m. -- Proposed Social Studies Standards
Room 15, Capitol Building

House Education Policy Committee
Tuesday, January 27, 2004
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room 200 State Office Building

Presentation of Science Standards
Witnesses: Dr. Cheri Pierson Yecke, Commissioner, Department of Education
Science Standard Committee Members

Presentation of Science Standards Minority Report
Witnesses: Dave Eaton, Member, Science Subcommittee, Grades 9-12

Recess until 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Presentation of Social Studies Standards
Witnesses: Dr. Cheri Pierson Yecke, Commissioner, Department of Education
Social Studies Committee Members

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