There are only a few opportunities in life to make a real difference by standing up for what you believe in. On Tuesday, Glenn Beck Fathom Events invite you to your local movie theatre to experience a live national night of action against Common Core. We Will Not Conform is a chance for anyone who’s tired of sitting idly by as the federal government continues its takeover of our schools to come together and do something about it.
We Will Not Conform isn’t a typical show, it’s an interactive experience where theatregoers will work with experts and others in pursuit of real, tangible strategies to wake up our friends and neighbors and make our voices heard. This isn’t an evening about observing, it’s a chance to learn, share and engage with people as frustrated and motivated as you are.
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Conservative author and commentator Michelle Malkin has been on the forefront of exposing the truth about Common Core, and she will be a part of Tuesday’s live broadcast. On radio this morning, Malkin joined Glenn to discuss her role in the event and why the American people are winning the fight against Common Core.
While it is easy to feel defeated in this gridlocked political climate, Common Core is one of the rare issues in which concerned parents and teachers who refused to sit down and shut up have made a remarkable impact. In June, both South Carolina and Oklahoma repealed the Common Core standards, and several other states are in the process of following suit.
“I have been in so many of these battles where you're constantly under siege and you feel like no progress is being made,” Malkin said. “And I think because you have so many committed parents and educators and local administrators out there who have been able to connect with each other in a way they haven't had been able to before, that you are seeing as much progress as we have been.”
Glenn asked Malkin if she believes parents and educations have been so successful in pushing back against this particular education reform because of the resources available today. Because of the Internet, people from all over the country can unite and communicate in a way that wasn’t possible just a few decades ago. Furthermore, technology makes it much more difficult to bury the truth about something like Common Core.
“I think [the Internet has] been the great equalizer and leveler in sharing and disseminating information and getting people across the country to know that – as you always say – they are not alone,” Malkin said. “There's never been a mechanism before as immediate.
Ultimately, Malkin explained she is most excited to participate in Tuesday’s We Will Not Conform event because she believes it will prove to be an incredibly important step in further galvanizing the movement.
“I really think this event tomorrow is providential because we are at a critical moment in this movement… What you've committed yourself to doing is acting as an unprecedented catalyst to ensure that progress does not backslide,” Malkin concluded. “What's unique about success is that it comes when we are able to transcend political and ideological lines... You have seen it. You have been a part of it. You broadcast it. And that’s why the other side is so afraid, because what you are doing is empowering people. What could be more threatening to the people in power than that?”