Common Core Forum Continues Free Educational Seminar Series

Citizen Group Welcomes Dr. Peg Luksik to Shrewsbury on September 17th

SHREWSBURY, MA – Massachusetts parents, grandparents, activists as well as former and current educators recently formed Common Core Forum (CCF) – a grassroots organization dedicated to enlightening the public about the proposed Common Core States Standards, usually referred to as Common Core (CC). Common Core Forum is a statewide all-volunteer, non-partisan group that does not accept donations.

Donna Colorio, founder of the Common Core Forum, and former Worcester School Committee member explains, “CCF’s goal is to educate parents, school committees, school administrators and legislators.” She continued, “Consensus is growing that implementing Common Core, and adopting the imploding PARCC exam will actually lower student achievement and threaten the gains Massachusetts has made with Ed Reform.”

Following a very successful presentation last summer by leading Common Core and PARCC critic Dr. Duke Pesta, Common Core Forum’s informational series continues this month with Dr. Peg Luksik.

Dr. Luksik is a Pennsylvania teacher with over 35 years of experience in both special education and elementary education. Dr. Luksik has taught at every level from pre-school to college in regular classrooms, resource centers, self-contained special education classes, and in alternative educational settings. She has trained teachers in curriculum and classroom management, written and evaluated curricula, authored several books on education issues, and hosted a nationally syndicated television program dealing with education in America. Luksik also worked for the U.S. Department of Education, where her task was to review and evaluate education reform initiatives.

Dr. Luksik will speak at Saint Anne’s Church, (the Fr. Smith Center), 130 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA on Wednesday, September 17th, starting at 7:00 pm. Doors open at 6:30.

Admission is free and open to the public. Online registration is encouraged at:…


To read more information and learn about opportunities to get involved in the Common Core Forum, please visit: CCF’s website and related Facebook Page. CCF is also on Twitter @CommonCoreForum. For an immediate response, contact Donna Colorio at 508.450.0104 or  

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