STOP FED ED is a campaign led by parents, taxpayers and educators committed to returning control of education to parents and local communities. Ending federal control of education and closing the U.S. Department of Education are the first steps.
The fight against Common Core has exposed the failures of those trying to force a federally-based one size fits all curriculum on states and local school districts. There are several laws that forbid the federal government from dictating curriculum, and yet we are seeing a rapid decline in classroom choice and education freedom.
Sheri Few is the Founder and has served as President of South Carolina Parents Involved in Education since June 2000. She founded US Parents Involved in Education in 2014 and serves as President. Sheri led the fight against Common Core in South Carolina (SC) that ended with her candidacy for SC Superintendent of Education where she narrowly lost. She was endorsed by Phyllis Schlafly, Concerned Women for America, Family Research Council, and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Sheri is known for her expertise on Common Core and education policy, and has been a featured speaker for national and local conferences and radio talk shows.
Sandra Torosian was born and raised in California where she has been an instructional aid for 25 years. Her fight for children began in 2013 after watching "Building the Machine", and in 2014 she founded Parents Against Common Core. As an active member of Fresno County and City Republican Women Federated, she has spoken out against Common Core issues, including AP U.S. History, at Tea Party Action Nights locally and statewide and has published articles in both her local and hometown newspapers. She plans running for Trustee in the Clovis Unified School District in November, 2016.
Theresa Hubbard is a Commander in the US Coast Guard Reserve with 26 years of service. She holds an MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, and a BS in Accounting from the University of South Alabama. When not serving on active duty she is involved in education issues in Alabama. She is a State Board member of the Alabama Eagle Forum, a committee member for Alabamians United for Excellence in Education (AUEE), and is currently a candidate for Mobile County School Board District Five. Theresa has spoken out against Common Core locally and statewide, and has been featured in the online news outlets Lagniappe, Yellowhammer, and Breitbart News.
Deborah Yoa is a lifelong resident of New Jersey, a retired teacher of mathematics, and a member of the Southern New Jersey Tea Party Patriots. Since 2012, Deb has helped lead the fight against the Common Core Standards in New Jersey through her active involvement in Concerned Citizens of Southern New Jersey. Jan and Deb are the “Dynamic Duo” of the Stop Fed Ed Leadership Team.
In 2007, Jan Lenox retired to Cape May County in southern New Jersey after completing 20 years of federal government service as a manager in the US Office of Inspector General. Jan is the founder and serves as organizer for Tea Party Patriots of Southern New Jersey, and she co-founded Concerned Citizens of Southern New Jersey whose efforts led to the a New Jersey Senate bill that would end Common Core.
Michigan PIE President Melanie Kurdys is an accomplished business person, educator, researcher, activist and mother of three adult children and two grandchildren. Her mathematics degree from University of Michigan has enabled her to work for great companies like IBM, AT&T and Authur Young. She “retired” from Owens Corning Fiberglas as Director of Information Systems to follow her husband around the country. During that time, she was an active school volunteer and in-school math tutor in Louisiana, California, Georgia and Michigan. She was elected to her local school board and ran for Michigan State Board of Education in the 2012 election. As co-founder of Stop Common Core in Michigan, Melanie continues to be a volunteer education advocate for parents, teachers and importantly, kids.