The Obama administration has allowed progressive/socialist radicals to draft and implement a new form of public education in America and most of the public has no idea what their vision and motives are. There are currently 45 states and DC that have folded to the bullying tactics of this administration by accepting Common Core as their new method of public education. Hidden in the stimulus bill of 2009 there was $5 billion dollars set aside to basically bribe states into accepting millions which would allow the federal government to implement Common Core. This was conveniently done during the toughest part of the recession, so the states were in desperate need of money. The biggest problem is that at the time Common Core wasn’t complete, so nobody knew what it would cost, yet the states agreed to it and now have no control over their education system.
What is “Common Core?” It is a totally revamped and federally controlled education system which uses students and parents data to educate (brainwash?) It does this by taking all rights away from tax payers and states with regard to monitoring, questioning or changing how our children are taught in public schools. This new system is designed to completely control, monitor and manage our children’s education and what career paths they can choose. That’s right, the federal government will now only give students 15-17 career choices which they will have to choose by the 9th grade. Common Core will now take all power away from states, tax payers and parents on how their children are taught, what material are being used and what the career path will be offered to their children. The states, parents, congressmen, school boards, governors, mayors, or anybody will have NO ability to change or question how Common Core is implemented or what material is being used to teach our children.
Common core is directly violating three statues which were put into place to stop this type of federal take-over of our educational system or curriculums:
- General Education Provisions Act
- Department of Education Organization Act
- Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Common Core obviously violates the 10th amendment – “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States, respectively, or to the people.”
Please visit some of my other articles about this topic – Common Core Standards – Promoting Grit, Tenacity and Perseverance “National Sexuality Education Standards” – Educate yourself! Common Core Standards – The Backlash is Growing by the Day
Who created Common Core? It was designed and drafted by progressive organizations (lobbyist.) There is a long list of companies who have given millions to help push Common Core because they will make many more millions due to the new teaching material, computer systems and network needed to implement this take over of our educational system.
Common Core has now withdrawn privacy rights by forcing states to turn over all data (disciplinary records, health history, family income information, and parent and student political and religious affiliations) on students and parents to the federal government from the –
- Department of Labor
- Department of Education
- Department of Health and Human Services
Although student confidentiality laws were established in the 1970s, these laws have gradually changed with technology. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Education rewrote privacy laws so a student’s information could be shared in a private database called inBloom. Private information such as names and addresses, social-security numbers, ethnicity, gender, family income, academic records, test scores, attendance, discipline history, medical records, nicknames, hobbies, religion, political affiliation, extracurricular activities, attitudes toward school, and psychological evaluations can be included. The data can be shared with anyone, any company, and any organization, public or private—anyone with whom the school system chooses to share the information. Statewide data systems must be able to interface with databases beyond education such as military and employment databases and criminal justice and social services systems. So far there are 700+ elements identified for data collection by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics. This massive database is already running with nine states on board: Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina. According to critics, parents in these states have not been notified about the database, nor have they been given the opportunity to opt their children out of the program. This is the progressives/socialists dream scenario. They can now control our children to prepare them for the government control economic managed machine they have dreamt of.
Common Core will impose tests that will not hold students accountable but will use the system of “all children get purple ribbons for participating in the race” line of thinking. All Educational experts say the Common Core’s standards will lower student output by 2-3 grade levels. How is this suppose to help American’s children compete with the global market?
Former Senior Policy Adviser in the U.S. Department of Education,
“the deliberate dumbing down of america……A Chronological Paper Trail”
“Common Core decreases students’ opportunity to develop the analytical thinking once developed in just an elite group by the vocabulary, structure, style, ambiguity, point of view, figurative language, and irony in classic literary texts.”
This is truly the scariest thing to happen to this country. We’ve had massive unfunded spending, reduction in military, continued wars, Obamacare, massively increased cost of living, anti-religion, anti-business and anti-American policies pushed down our throats and now this. A federal government that will have complete control over state educational systems which will give them the ability to control how our children think, feel and work. Watch the videos below, sign the petition and follow the links to further educate yourself on this out of control government indoctrination of our children.