Archive for Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Basehor-area Legislator seeks Common Core comments

March 10, 2015

In advance of a hearing on the fate of Common Core before the House Education Committee on Wednesday, March 11, committee member Rep. Willie Dove announced via email that he is conducting an informal poll of his constituents on whether they want to see the controversial program continued in the state.

In an email sent to The Chieftain/Sentinel at 9:04 p.m. Monday, Dove said "Emotions run high on both sides of this important issue in education, and I want to know how the 38th District feels about it. On a scale of 1-10, with "1" being 'It's Great, Leave It Alone' and "10" being 'Get Rid of It,' email me your opinion at willie.dove@house.ks.gov or text me at 913-909-5866 by Wednesday morning."

Dove is a Republican who lives in the rural area of Bonner Springs in Leavenworth County. The 38th District covers portions of southern Leavenworth County, including Basehor and Linwood, and northwestern Johnson County, including De Soto. He has previously expressed his opposition to Common Core.

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