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Interview with Donna Garner and Henry Burke on Common Core Standards Initiative

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Hear two experts give us incredible insight into Common Core and how it affects our children, our teachers and our nation. 

Donna Garner was an educator for 33 years and was appointed by President Reagan and re-appointed by President George H. Bush to serve on the National Commission on Migrant Education.

Garner had helped Texas develop new English / Language Arts / Reading standards and was a writer/researcher for Scott & White Hospital’s Worth the Wait abstinence education program. She was also the writer/consultant for MyStudyHall.com, an online tutorial to help students (ages 10 through 100) to learn English skills.

Garner is a researcher/author and is involved in political, social, and education issues.

Henry Burke is a Civil Engineer with a B.S.C.E. and M.S.C.E. He has been a Registered Professional Engineer (P.E.) for 37 years and has worked as a Civil Engineer in construction for over 40 years. Burke was a Sanitary Engineer in the National Air Pollution Control Administration for two years. Mr. Burke had a successful 27-year career with a large construction contractor, where he was a Project Engineer, Engineer-Estimator, Superintendent, Senior Engineer, and Training Manager.

He serves as a full-time volunteer to oversee various construction projects for his church and a local Christian university. That university recognized his contributions when it awarded him an honorary doctorate degree.

Henry Burke has written articles on education, engineering, construction, and our economy.

 

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