“Do you know anything about teaching”, asked the teacher?

“Apparently not!” answered my friend Marguerite Cavanaugh.
In reality, many who wrote the Common Core Standards merely call each other experts and continue leading others to believe it. Pity there is no penalty for the sham pulled off by these self-proclaimed ‘experts.’ We are the ones being penalized. Maybe we should be penalized, just a little, for electing leaders who turned their backs on their constituency and who are so easily led by others to fall for such transparent duplicity.

Even some of our high officials keep mimicking disproved talking points over and over again, like a broken record. We do, however, appreciate the enlightened ones coming forth with understanding enough to speak up and vote to get Common Core totally out of Florida. After all, they too have children and a nation to save.

Marguerite Cavanaugh
For Fighting Hard to Put an END to the Common Core State Standards

About Thais Alvarez

Thais M. Alvarez graduated from Florida International University with a B.A. in International Relations, a B.S. in Secondary Social Studies Education and a certificate in Caribbean Studies. After teaching the social sciences for several years, she returned to school to obtain her J.D., with honors, from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center. At the Law Center, she received the Scholarship Tax Recognition Award and was also invited to join the Nova Law Review where she was appointed the Executive Editor of the Nova Law Review. While at the Law Center, and in conjunction with the Nova Southeastern University School of Business, Thais also obtained a Master of Accounting in 2002. After her admission to the Florida Bar in 2002, Thais continued her legal education at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington D.C., where she obtained an LL.M. in Taxation in 2003. Upon completion of her studies, Thais worked as a tax attorney for several years until she rediscovered her passion as an educator. She worked at Koç University, located in Istanbul, Turkey, teaching Legal English and Writing. Now, living in the United States, she continues to educate a wide range of students from the secondary level to higher education. She has been rated by her students as being an excellent professor who is able to clearly explain complex issues, and equally important, as a caring person. Thais serves to help various organizations in Florida in the fight against the Common Core State Standards. She also serves as the Local Director of Broward County for Bear Witness Central. On her free time, Thais writes for both Bear Witness Central and watchdogwire.com. Thais's political activism serves to educate the community. She also welcomes the opportunity to speak in public forums and debates. Driven by an unyielding passion, she is intent on pursing these causes for the attainment of a better world. Thais is fluent in Spanish. View all posts by Thais Alvarez

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