Free Informational Forum on Common Core

Free Informational Forum on Common Core
Tuesday, March 4th, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Northborough Free Library

Common Core …
What is it?
Why Should Parents Be Concerned?

The Northborough/Southborough Schools are implementing Common Core in our schools; and, will be piloting the PARCC tests this spring.

The Common Core initiative, if fully implemented, will Federalize our public education system.  Although Massachusetts is a leader in standardized student test results, Common Core will…

    • Eliminate local school control; replace it with Federal control
    • Massachusetts will spend millions to lower its standards
    • Data gathering and the tracking of all students 

Guest Speakers; Jamie Gass, Director, Center for School Reform, Pioneer Institute Sandra Stotsky, Professor Emerita, University of Arkansas

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Brad Wyatt, District Tour, Feb 10th, 2014

QUICK UPDATE! Due to the impending Snowstorm - the Six-Town Kickoff has been rescheduled for Monday, February 10th


We had a packed house event at the Russian Icon Museum in Clinton on Dec 30th, with over 200 supporters!
Please click HERE for some Pictures, or Video from the event.
(Also - click to hear my 10 year old daughter Hannah Wyatt sang the National Anthem)

Now - it's time to formally kickoff the campaign for Good Jobs, Great Schools, and Lower Taxes for Working Families.
On February 5th, I'm having a six-town kickoff, and you are invited!  In fact, it would be very helpful if supporters could stop by any (or all) of our town stops.

Wednesday February 10th Six- Town Kickoff Tour Stops 


Clinton:       The Historic Strand Theater, 58 High St.

Lancaster : Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main St.

 Sterling :    1835 Town Hall, 31 Main St.

Berlin :       1870 Old Town Hall, 12 Woodward Ave

Northborough: Northborough Free Library, 34 Main St.
4:30PM Boylston:    Tahanto Middle High School, 1001 Main St.

After the six-town tour, please come meet Brad between 5:30PM and 7:30PM at The Other Place Pub (5:30-7:30), 71 Shrewsbury St, Boylston

I hope to see you on Feb 10th, and I'd really appreciate (but not required) a RSVP to   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so I can get a plan/headcount for each stop, and the appetizers to order.

Thanks for your support,
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Northborough Caucus/Mass GOP Convention

Upcoming, on Saturday, March 22, is the Mass GOP State Convention which is being held at the Agganis Arena in Boston.  The purpose of this Convention will be to nominate our candidates for Governor in 2012.  A candidate must receive at least 15% of the delegates at the Convention to appear on the ballot in a Primary.
I was told that it may be about $75 to attend, but I have not seen anything official on that yet.  I have also been told that there are discounts being negotiated with local hotels for those that want to stay overnight and that the Baker & Fisher campaigns will be running commuter vans for those that need a ride into Boston.  I will forward more details as I receive them.  There are plenty of social events put on by candidates and pols starting on Friday night and some on the Town Committee are planning on staying in Boston Friday night.
Northborough has received 13 delegate seats.  We will be holding a caucus, where Town Committee Members ONLY are to vote on delegates.  Any registered Republican  as of 12/1/13 is eligible to serve as a delegate.  Attendance at the caucus is not required in order for the Town Committee to vote on your nomination as a delegate.  If you would like to serve as a delegate and cannot attend the caucus, please contact me asap!  Northborough's elected Republican officials are automatically delegates, ex-officio, if they wish to attend Convention, and will receive written notification and information within a week.
That caucus will be held in the meeting room at the Firehouse on Pierce St., Saturday, January 25th, from 10-12.  Rain/Snow Date is Sunday, January 26th from 10-12. 
I encourage all of you who have worked hard for our candidates to consider serving as a delegate.  Many have held signs, hosted fundraisers, knocked on doors, made phone calls, donated, etc....  How about a little fun and a vote on our gubernatorial candidates?

Kim Shepherd, Chair
Northborough RTC