By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
The conservative group, Alabamians United for Excellence in Education, is holding two informational meetings in the Birmingham/Hoover area on Friday, August 16 and in Huntsville on Saturday, August 17 to share their views on the controversial Common Core education standards that have been adopted by the state of Alabama and other states.
The Wetumpka Tea Party’s Becky Garritson will moderate the even. Jamie Gass with the Pioneer Institute, Jane Robbins with the American Principles Project, Joy Pullman with the Heartland Institute, and Kris Neilson who wrote ‘Children of the Core’ are scheduled to speak at both events.
The Birmingham/Hoover area event will be held at Briarwood Presbyterian Church on 2200 Briarwood Way
The Huntsville event will be held at Whitesburg Baptist Church at 6806 Whitesburg Drive South.
The event is also being promoted by Alabama Eagle Forum and the Alabama Legislative Watchdogs.
The Alabama Legislative Watchdogs wrote on Facebook, “If you have children or grandchildren or even if you don’t you NEED TO ATTEND this informative event about COMMON CORE!! You will be shocked as to what you don’t know!!”
The majority of Alabama’s Republican Senators promised conservative activists that they would support legislation repealing the unpopular Obama administration promoted nationwide education standards. However Alabama state School Superintendent Tommy Bice and the powerful Business Council of Alabama endorsed the controversial new curriculum standards so support for the repeal effort evaporated during last year’s session.
For more information visit the AUEE’s website at www.auee.org
The event is free to the public but the AUEE is asking that attends register with them so that they know how many people too expect.