Skip to comments.The New Liberalsí Hymnal: The Book of Common Core
Posted on 04/22/2013 5:07:14 AM PDT by Kaslin
Prepare ye the way of the Common Core. And then the Word will be made Fed. And Obama will dwell amongst us forever. Amen. -- From the Book of Common Core
Prepare for the final federalization of primary education in the USA- hereafter known as Common Core- and don’t worry so much about relics written by old, white men like the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The Tenth Amendment only helps ensure local control of those things like education policy. It only ensures that we have a big, diverse, vibrant country full of lots of good ideas. And lots of really great ideas too.
That’s so 18th, 19th and 20th Century.
Local community, you see, is overrated. It takes a Big-Assed Village now to dumb down a child. And it takes a federally-deputized standing committee of state representatives that work for Common Core like healthcare exchanges work for Obamacare.
And good ideas are overrated too—seemingly-- when you have Big Box Government run by Big Blockheads just waiting to wholesale cut-rate ideology, disguised as education, at astronomical prices.
Here’s how it’s supposed to work: Under Common Core a small group of union stooges, educrats and crony-crats from each state will get together and decide the newest version of No Child Left Behind. They will then impose it on the rest of us in the name of the federal government.
Everything taught will have to get the stamp of approval from the Communist Core, uh, Common Core-o-crats made up of various people who have already screwed up education in their own states.
Doesn’t that seem much better than leaving it to parents and school boards at the local level as prescribed under the Tenth Amendment?
I mean, after all, weren’t those Tenth Amendment guys part of that “patriot” militia that bombed the British in Boston and resisted federal gun control in wake of the Boston Massacre?
And you thought you knew history?
Wait until Common Core gets a hold of it.
Despite record amounts of evidence that federalizing everything from banking, to healthcare, to immigration policy, to student loan financing is screwing up our economy, our society, the creation of jobs and wages --and the financial prospects for our youngest workers—that hasn’t stopped the push for top-down federal “standards” in order to hold schools “accountable.”
Algebra? It’s out. Really. Algebra will be pushed out of middle schools under Common Core.
Under Common Core, a kind of education Death Panel,made up of some of the biggest liberal education crony-crats from each state, will likely replace Algebra by Howard Zinn’s The People’s History of the United States. The People’s History was written by a real, live socialist/anarchist. Really, it was, even though now he's dead.
The History is SO bad that it’s won the critical acclaim of Matt Damon and my son’s 7th grade history teacher.
And what else would you expect from the federal government?
This is the same federal government that now loans more money to people than private banks do, and thereby ensures the anemic pace of economic and jobs growth.
You see when the government largely turns education over to union stooges and education technocrats that have produced such poor results for teachers, children and parents, it’s a benefit to the government, not a sin.
Because it’s not results the government is after; it’s control. Result actually could get in the way. If you spoil people by getting them used to actual results, soon there is no room for ideology.
And above all else Common Core is ideal at ideology—and nothing else.
Did I tell you they are getting rid of Algebra in middle school? Really, they are.
Remember these are the folks who told you that abortifacients have to be made available, over-the-counter, to every girl old enough to plop down the money for it, whether her head reaches the counter top or not.
So what’s a little mathematics when Alienation Studies have gone a wasting for so long?
It’s not like federally-subsidized and alienated groups go around bombing Boston like those Tenth Amendment guys did.
A friend of mine teraches in El Ed in Colorado. I read about it and asked it she had heard of it. She said ‘Colorado is a Common Core state”. Arne Duncan is imposing radical tenets on our education system. Is there anyone who will call him out?
Also, I recently found out this: if your parent takes out s student loan for you and then dies, the loan is completely forgiven. Never mind that the taxpayers are still on the hook for the tens of thousands you used to go to college. This Admin is intent in bringing this country to it’s knees financially. WHAT CAN WE DO TO STOP IT?
A series of ExxonMobil ads during The Masters golf tournament propounded Common Core as the solution for the dearth of science, technology, engineering, and math students in higher ed. This is where the battle will be fought, rather than as a Tenth Amendment discussion. The 10A may be a valid point but it changes the color of the conversation and has little weight to persuade the non-committed.
I’m in California, and I’m waiting to see how Common Core will affect English. So far, all I know is that they want us to have the kids reading more non-fiction and less fiction... in English class. I don’t know if it’ll be political indoc (probably) or How To Install an Air Conditioner, or both, but... it looks grim either way.
Reading non-fiction is important for little robots. If you read the Classics in fiction, you might get the idea that there are universal truths and moral lessons throughout history and that history repeats itself if you don’t know and learn from it. Of course the “nonfiction” they will be reading will be pure propaganda, fiction disguised as truth.
My bride is a teacher. The CC has some good points. For instance, it will make kids learn addition in elementary school (something in her district that doesn’t happen now).
In reality, it will mean more teachers and administrators will cheat on the tests.
The Dover catalog indentifies books that are part of the Common Core list.
In a few years, my kids won’t be able to pass a public school assessment test...
because I’ll actually be educating them instead of teaching them political correctness.
If they don’t get addition in elementary school now she must be teaching either in Chicago or Wash D.C.