Author Archives: DeanCavaretta

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…

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Release: Common Core Forum (CCF) Declares Victory over Imploding PARCC Exam

Citizen Group instrumental in putting brakes on new high stakes test for students

WORCESTER, MA – Massachusetts parents, activists and former educators have formed Common Core Forum (CCF) – an organization dedicated to informing Moms and Dads and other stakeholders about the proposed PARCC exam and related Common Core State Standards.   In a few short months, CCF has worked…

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Common Core Forum Emails MA School Committee Members

Dear Massachusetts School Committee Member:   MASC’s legal counsel Stephen J. Finnegan has determined that It is the right and responsibility of elected School Committees to decide whether to use MCAS or PARCC for the next school year. Contrary to what we have heard from state officials, superintendents and proponents of PARCC and Common Core, it is NOT the State…

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New Common Core Forum (CCF) Launches Free Educational Seminar Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Dean Cavaretta

deancavaretta@gmail.com Citizen Group Welcomes Dr. Duke Pesta to Shrewsbury, June 9th



SHREWSBURY, MA (May 27, 2014) – Massachusetts parents, grandparents, activists and former educators have formed Common Core Forum (CCF) – a new organization dedicated to enlightening the public about the proposed Common Core States Standards, usually referred to as Common Core. The Common…

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How Does One Spell Campaign Implosion? F E R R O

So Rick Green has only been a Registered Republican since 2011 (Source: Town of Pepperell residence listing). And Kirsten Hughes registered to vote as a Republican in Quincy in 1998 at the age of 22 (Source: Hughes Quincy voter registration card). Yet, Paul Ferro and Matt Elder in their zeal for Mr. Green, are going to lecture the Quincy City…

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Elder Misfires With Tax Criticism; Blame Democrats Not One of Your Own

(Dean Cavarretta weighs in.     – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Under Proposition 2½, a Massachusetts municipality is subject to two tax limits: Ceiling: The total annual property tax revenue raised shall not exceed 2.5% of the assessed value of all taxable property contained in it. Increase limit: The annual increase of property tax cannot exceed 2.5%, plus…

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Summary of Proposals (To-Date) from Cavaretta and D’Arcangel​o

1/4/2013

Dear Fellow Activists: To-date, Malden City Councillor David D’Arcangelo and I have proposed all of the following that moderates, libertarians and social conservatives could rally around under our collective leadership.   Using our 30 years of combined MA political experience, we have offered to – 1. Re-organize our internal operations and work with the MA State Committee to meet…

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