Well, I will tell you where the men are.
The dads are working at their jobs to provide money for flyers, meetings, and lots of ink cartridges! (Because the moms don't have Bill Gates to bankroll their efforts unlike the opponents.)
The husbands are staying at home with all the kids so that their wives can go speak at informational meetings all across the state, and never complaining once.
The dads are helping their kids with homework, even Common Core math.
The husbands are spreading the truth about Common Core to their coworkers
The husbands are whispering words of encouragement to their battle-weary wives on those nights when she wants to give up.
The dads are helping with the laundry, washing dishes and generally making sure the house doesn't fall apart while mom is busy.
The husbands are listening to their wives rehearse their speeches, even if it is for the one hundredth time.
The husbands are busy designing amazing websites to help their wife's message get heard.
The dads are attending parent teacher meetings and witnessing firsthand the CCS destruction being wrought on their kids and the teachers.
The dads are researching CCS-free schools late into the night, crunching bank account numbers, and agonizing over when they should pull their kids out of their current school.
The husbands are busy listening to their wife's latest educational reform rant about Outcomes Based Education or curriculum and not dismissing her opinions, but echoing them.
The husbands are busy reassuring their wives that they will do awesome because they know she is terrified of messing up.
The husbands are helping their wives laugh off the latest personal attack against her in the newspaper, because they remind her that it's not about her but about getting the word out.
The husbands are lovingly pushing their wives to accept offers from news reporters, because they know she is terrified of being on camera.
The husbands are busy reminding their wives that Common Core, though it is important, is not THE most important thing in life, even when it seems all-consuming.
The husbands are watching their wives overcome obstacles, personal fears, and reaching for dreams they didn't dare hope for; all the while cheering them on.
(My own amazing husband, Francisco, with our incredible children)
The men are here. You just have to look for them a little bit harder because they are busy supporting their wives behind the scenes.
Thank you to all the men who make what we do possible!
**This post includes all those men who are not dads or husbands but still fight anyway! Whatever part you play in this fight, we are grateful.**