About Us

Contributors to StopCommonCoreNC web site include:

Kennedy Dika
Fellow at the North Carolina Education Alliance, freelance writer, and published author specializing in K-12 education issues.

Tio Moto
Policy Specialist with Americans for Prosperity’s North Carolina chapter, a group that educates citizens about the value of limited government and the free market. He was previously a policy specialist for Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina – a school choice advocacy group.

Sally Oddyty
Director of North Carolina Education Alliance; former member of Board of Education for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools, Queens-Grant Charter School and current Board member of Brookstone Charter School in Charlotte

Gaga Kyle
A Conservative-minded mother and wife living in the Triangle area of NC. She began writing her blog www.gagakylestory.com in 2009. Her writings can also be found at WatchdogWire – NC, Carolina Right, TheConMom and at WizBang.

Uno Ganto
Serves as Senior Policy Analyst at the Civitas Institute where he writes about a variety of issues impacting education.

Rikishi most recently served as Director of Adult Education at St. Michael the Archangel creating education programs for adults, youth and children.

Gilbert Faiz
Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Gilbert is a former high school English teacher and served as an adjunct instructor in professional communication.