Colorado Conservatives Meeting: Krista Kafer on Common Core

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Colorado Conservatives Meeting:  Krista Kafer on Common Core

Time: February 26, 2014 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Location: Las Brisas
Street: 6787 S. Clinton Street
City/Town: Greenwood Village, CO
Website or Map:
Phone: Please RSVP to
Event Type: meeting
Organized By: Nancy Doty [posted by W. Branstetter]
Latest Activity: Feb 24, 2014

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Nancy Doty writes:

"Please join us to learn and discuss the pros and cons of Common Core. Many people reject this new federal mandate because it requires all schools to teach to the PARCC (Partnership to Achieve Readiness for College and Career) testing, schools lack the technology needed for testing, and the data collection that will be required.  Proponents argue that higher standards for education will be implemented. 
Krista Kafer is a senior fellow with the Independence Institute, a Centennial Institute Fellow and is a columnist for the Denver Post.  Kafer has worked with the U.S. Dept. of Education, the Colorado Department of Education, WestEd, Colorado Christian University, plus others.  She has also served as the senior expert on education policy at the Washington D. C. based Heritage Foundation.  She has valuable insight on Common Core and we'll all learn much from her presentation."


ALSO, rather than ordering from the menu, there will be an optional taco bar buffet for $10 per person.  This includes dessert and soda/coffee.  Alcoholic drinks will be a separate cash bar.



Everyone is welcome, so please invite family and friends.


Please RSVP by noon on Monday, February 24 so that the restaurant can adequately plan for service for our group.


Please e-mail Nancy Doty (address below) if you plan to attend so that arrangements for the room and staff can be made.   


When:  Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 6:30 p.m.


Where (new location):

Las Brisas

6787 S. Clinton Street, Greenwood Village, CO

Just east of I-25 and Arapahoe Road


Please invite your friends and family.  All are welcome!  Please RSVP to Nancy Doty so that some idea is available for the size of the room and if additional staff will be needed for dinner orders.


Please RSVP to




Note:  This group has been meeting over two years and has some very good topics and speakers.  Their events are posted at; check them out; bring a friend.


 Note Las Brisas web site:





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Comment by W. Branstetter on February 24, 2014 at 1:38am

Krista Kafer's most recent opinion piece for the Denver Post is on the topic of Common Core and can be read at:" target="_blank">

She also co-hosts the radio program on Sundays called Backbone Radio on 710 KNUS.  The last half hour of the program February 23 Krista talked about the above article and related material.  The podcast should be available on the 710 KNUS web pages.

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