Hundreds Attend Stop Common Core Caravans, Training, and Protest in Orlando

July, 2013

Florida Parents Against Common Core (FPACC)and Freedom Works hosted a very important training session and protest of a Common Core national conference on June 29th. They were joined by The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition and many other groups and individuals from all over Florida and several other states. We sincerely thank all who were involved and who attended, especially FPACC, Whitney Neal of FreedomWorks, and Drew Steele and the crew of Daybreak from Naples Fox Affiliate WFSX and the caravan that they organized.

The training session at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista included presentations by Whitney Neal of FreedomWorks; Laura Zorc, Stacy Clark, Meredith Mears and Debbie Higgenbotham, the mothers who decided to start the protest against Common Core; and Randy Osborne and Dr. Karen Effrem of the Florida Stop Common Core Coalition. Randy spoke about the need for unity and the proper Rules of Engagement.

Interest in learning more about and then mobilizing against Common Core was so great that more chairs needed to be brought in into the ballroom to seat all of the more than 250 attendees. The Florida Stop Common Core Coalition table was very busy!
After the training, many of the attendees continued to the JW Marriott to protest the national Common Core conference.  Despite two downpours, many people of all ages participated with attendance reaching over 150 at the peak.   
"It was a great day and shows the growing tsunami of opposition to Common Core," said Laura Zorc, SE coordinator for FPACC. 



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