COMMON CORE: MORE THAN AN OPINION
Some will say: “Here we go again!” Time/space constraints will not allow me to cover all that needs to be said. After two years of digging into C. C., I find it increasingly reprehensible that ‘educators’ buy into this head-game.
Many will not bother to read this column through. We call that a “closed mind.” Suffice it to say, I did not just fall off the turnip truck.
When I first heard of C. C., I did what most rational people would do: I went to the source: the C. C. Initiative, and their own documents.
I do read opponents’ views, also.
Consider: Bill Gates; Linda Darling-Hammond; David Coleman; Arne Duncan; Barack Obama; Pearson (British conglomerate); McGraw-Hill; SIECUS; Planned Parenthood; the United Nations (yes!); and many more….all connected at the hip on C. C.
All avowed Socialists, and they push globalist government in their curriculum section: Building Cultural Bridges. This is recommended and approved by C. C. I said ‘curriculum,’ however Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz declares C. C. is not a curriculum, it is a set of standards.
I have volumes of C. C. Initiative documents; many refer to C. C. as a curriculum! Who’s telling the truth?
Too many people fall for this untested, untried ‘head game’, just as they fell for previous federal-mandated programs that have continued to dumb-down public education: Outbased Education; School-to-Work, Values Clarification, No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, every one failed miserably, and now, this Socialist-indoctrination game called Common Core!
“Every student will be college ready” is the popular mantra! How do they know? This head-game has never been tried or tested, just as the others were never tested….and everyone failed.
Florida Stop Common Core Coalition has published a 40- page Analysis on the subject. Well documented. Easy to understand.
Educators and politicians continue to attack the messenger rather than the message of C. C. opponents. We have been called everything but human. Calling us names simply reinforce the point that support- ers of C. C. have no defense.
There is a major outrage, backlash against C. C. nationwide! But you would not know that just listening to “educators”, politicians, and the mainstream media.
One major solution to “public” education is to demand that Congress enforce the Constitution and eliminate the federal Department of Education. It is unConstitutional!
American citizens must keep a tight rein on our elected officials, from City to federal! Listen:
“Cherish, therefore, the spirit of our people, and keep alive their atten- tion. If once they become inattentive to the public affairs, you and I, and Congress and Assemblies, judges and governors, shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature.” (Thomas Jeffer- son in a letter to Edward Carrington, Jan. 16, 1787).
The greatest fear of any politician is an informed, educated voter!