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Common Core advocates beg Obama not to mention them in State of the Union address
The Washington Examiner ^ | January 28, 2014 | Sean Higgins

Posted on 01/28/2014 8:53:30 AM PST by don-o

Getting a plug in the annual State of the Union address is a big deal for lobbyists and activists in Washington. It is a clear public sign that the White House is backing their agenda. But one group would rather President Obama not mention them: advocates of the education reform called Common Core.

Common Core is attempt to create a standard national curriculum for kindergarten through high school. It's an idea whose supporters and detractors cut across party and ideological lines. One of the supporters is Obama, who touted it in his two previous addresses. That appears to have done it more harm than good, though.

"It's imperative that the president not say anything about the Common Core State Standards," Michael Petrilli, executive vice president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, told Politico. "For two years running, he's taken credit for the adoption of these standards, which has only fueled critics on the right who see this effort as a way for the federal government to take over control of the schools."

Petrilli added: "If he cares more about the success of this initiative than credit-taking, he will skip over it."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academicbias; commiecore; commoncore; commoncoresotu; movealong; nothingtoseehere; obamasotu; sotu

1 posted on 01/28/2014 8:53:30 AM PST by don-o
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To: don-o

Should that not be “Rotten Core”?


2 posted on 01/28/2014 8:57:38 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: don-o
"For two years running, he's taken credit for the adoption of these standards, which has only fueled critics on the right who see this effort as a way for the federal government to take over control of the schools."

A stealthy takeover being the preferred route.

3 posted on 01/28/2014 9:00:08 AM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: don-o

Better to not talk about fight club so fight club can get more members.


4 posted on 01/28/2014 9:03:28 AM PST by GraceG
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To: don-o

gee!!!What’s the matter guys? afraid of a little daylight shining down on your plans?


5 posted on 01/28/2014 9:04:00 AM PST by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: don-o
"For two years running, he's taken credit for the adoption of these standards, which has only fueled critics on the right who see this effort as a way for the federal government to take over control of the schools."

the Federal Government already has control over the schools...

6 posted on 01/28/2014 9:07:56 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Cheapskate

“It’s not important that 1+1=3. The important thing is the process you used to arrive at your conclusion.”


7 posted on 01/28/2014 9:08:51 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: don-o

Hey, if Common Core is so swell, why not a shout-out?


8 posted on 01/28/2014 9:14:35 AM PST by Arm_Bears (Refuse; Resist; Rebel; Revolt!)
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To: don-o

When they start running for the exits does that mean the anointed one is recognized as having the merde touch?


9 posted on 01/28/2014 9:14:50 AM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: don-o
Common corpse is a bureaucrat's wet dream. Stands to reason, since public school teachers are, first and foremost, unionized government bureaucrats.
10 posted on 01/28/2014 9:14:50 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The only way women can "have it all" is if men aren't allowed to have anything.)
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To: don-o

LOL, looks like the Commie Corps crowd is getting a little cranky.


11 posted on 01/28/2014 9:14:51 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: don-o

Most people have never heard of Common Core. The educators want Obama to stay silent. Why? Because they know that stealth is still the best liberal tactic.


12 posted on 01/28/2014 9:19:46 AM PST by aimhigh
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13 posted on 01/28/2014 9:20:58 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: don-o

Someone please explain what’s bad about common core? I’ve tried looking into it and when I find myself agreeing with teacher’s unions (who hate common core) I think it must not be that bad.

But I see a lot of complaints about it so what am I missing?

My understanding is that it sets standards for teachers to teach the students and raises the bar on passing tests. So unions complain that test scores will drop. Well duh...if we raise standards and we don’t improve our teaching methods the grades will drop.

But what is the downside to this? I’m honestly asking and not trolling or asking for someone to flame me.


14 posted on 01/28/2014 9:28:41 AM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: aimhigh; Mrs. Don-o
Most people have never heard of Common Core. The educators want Obama to stay silent.

Very true. There is some push back being done at the grass roots level. The Missus is involved with that at the local Catholic school level. The Diocese has bought into it at some level (whatever THAT means) and I guarantee 99% of parents are clueless.

15 posted on 01/28/2014 9:29:34 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: rktman

More important that you understand Johnny can have two dads who just want Johnny to be happy sleeping in their bed.


16 posted on 01/28/2014 9:42:01 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: don-o

Like most cockroaches, Liberals and Fascists are afraid of the light.


17 posted on 01/28/2014 9:45:38 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: for-q-clinton

Michelle Malkin has been looking in to Common Core...

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/338428/common-core-corrupts-michelle-malkin

Google Malkin and Common Core for more articles on the topic.


18 posted on 01/28/2014 9:50:17 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: for-q-clinton
I'm heading up a group against Common Core in my parish. Here's some of the info we've been looking through:

Common Core Information Links Prominent Catholic scholars --- 132 of them at last count ---co-signed a letter which was delivered to every bishop in the United States, expressing grave concern about Common Core as a threat the Catholic identity of parochial schools, and the Judeo-Christian values which are at the root of Western Civilization’s culture and heritage:

http://files.meetup.com/1387375/Letter%20to%20Catholic%20Bishops%20on%20the%20Common%20Core%20F.pdf

“Common Core Debate Intensifies Among Catholic Educators” (Nat. Cath. Register)

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/common-core-debate-intensifies-among-catholic-educators/

Two groups in Nashville have lead the charge against Common Core either because they are concerned about its questionable (secular) educational standards, or its overall threat to Religious and Constitutional liberties: TN Against Common Core. tnacc.net (Karen Bracken) and TN Eagle Forum tneagleforum.org (Bobbie Patray). On a national level, the whistle-blowers are Heritage Foundation and CATO Institute.

The ObamaCare of Education: “You have to pass it to find out what’s in it”?

TN agreed to accept Common Core Standards in January 2010 before they even had a draft (March 2010), let alone the Final version (June 2010). Here is Common Core Public License -notice protected by copyright. These cannot be altered in any way
http://www.corestandards.org/public-license

Attachment Above- TNFirst to the Top Executive Summary. Notice that the Standards mentioned are Common Core Standards. This Law was signed on January 18, 2010. The Common Core Standards did not come out for approval until June 2010. How did our State Legislature know what they were in January 2010?? How did the State Board of Education know what they were? In addition at the top of page 3, it talks about our State Longitudinal Data System and other areas it can pull from. What will stop them from incorporating more data points, collecting more personal and family information about students and their families, without their parents’ knowledge or consent?

HERITAGE FOUNDATION:

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/04/states-must-reject-national-education-standards-while-there-is-still-time

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/12/questionable-quality-of-the-common-core-english-language-arts-standards?ac=1

http://blog.heritage.org/2013/06/23/common-cores-nationalizing-tentacles-sat-act-and-ged-alignment/

There are plenty of secular reasons why Common Core standards reflect, not “deeper learning” and “state of the art learning strategies” as they claim, but muddled, experimental methodologies, and goals hovering dubiously at the lowest common denominator.

MATH DISCUSSION:

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/07/30/do-math-common-core-massive-risky-experiment-on-your-kids

CATO INSTITUTE:

http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/common-core-not-what-its-supporters-claim-it

PIONEER INSTITUTE

http://pioneerinstitute.org/common-core/

AMERICAN PRINCIPLES PROJECT + GOOD VIDEO OF JANE ROBBINS

http://americanprinciplesproject.org/preserve-innocence/2013/common-core-is-state-led-hardly/

http://americanprinciplesproject.org/preserve-innocence/2012/video-series-why-the-common-core-must-be-stopped/

DR. MIKE CARLSON FROM KNOXVILLE NEWS SENTINEL:

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/aug/10/citizens-voice-dr-michael-carlson-academic-be-by/?partner=RSS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YmMPpnDcQWk#t=50

COMMON CORE WILL BE USED FOR DATA MINING:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/03/13/lawsuit-charges-ed-department-with-violating-student-privacy-rights/

And

http://educationbythenumbers.org/content/privacy-big-data-and-education-more-about-the-inbloom-databases_44/ (U.S. Dept of Education--- Look and Read pg. 44!!)

http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/technology/files/2013/02/OET-Draft-Grit-Report-2-17-13.pdf

Above I included of Data Tracking from National Education Data Model (NEDM) we are told will be the eventual model in schools. Multiple algorithms with personal information.

NATIONAL SEXUALITY EDUCATION STANDARDS:

Look at bottom of pg. 6 and you will see Common Core State Standards involvement. If you look at who was involved in their makeup, you see Planned Parenthood everywhere, promoting perversion and "preventive health" i.e. abortion, Birth Control Pills, etc.

http://www.futureofsexeducation.org/documents/josh-fose-standards-web.pdf

http://www.lifenews.com/2013/03/27/obamacare-funnels-75-million-to-planned-parenthood-to-push-sex-on-kids/

WHO’S BEHIND COMMON CORE:

In my own state, Tennessee, the TN DEPT OF EDUCATION received 3.6 million dollars from Gates, SCORE- Bill Frist/ Jamie Woodson Organization received 1.8 million dollars, and the Fordham Institute was given 6.7 million from Gates and asked to grade Common Core. National PTA received 1 million dollars and Chamber of Commerce has received from Gates to promote Common Core. It is hard to stay objective when you are getting money to promote. Remember Gates spent millions to create Common Core w/ Feds, Partner w/ Pearson who own the Educational Textbooks, and gave 30 million dollars to David Coleman to align SAT w/ Common Core Standards. I included a few articles below.

THE BIG PLAYERS ARE: FEDERAL GOVT, BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION, ELI BROAD, WALTON FOUNDATION

http://www.crisismagazine.com/2013/the-ambitions-of-bill-and-melinda-gates-controlling-population-and-public-education

http://nashvillepost.com/news/2011/4/14/score_gets_new_president_and_ceo

http://www.wkrn.com/story/13449667/bill-gates-wife-visit-tennessee-schools

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/07/15/bill-gates-expands-influence-and-money-into-higher-education/

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-10-29-bill-gates-education-reform_N.htm

TWO SHORT VIDEOS by the architects and planners of Common Core:

David Coleman, president of the College Board and creator of the Common Core State Standards, talks to data analysts in a conference in Boston on May 31, 2013. Coleman wrote Common Core Standards and is now at SAT aligning the College Admissions Testing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AApeR8VyxCI

Linda Darling Hammond (who was Obama's first choice for Education Secretary and an associate of William Ayers, now acclaimed “education expert”, formerly “Weather Underground” terrorist bomber. Hamond was very influential in Common Core Standards and is in charge of one of the 2 National Tests. She is at Smarter Balance, where TN choose to go with the PARCC Tests. This video will show you the mindset of the push for standards.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7dMovEQU1U

19 posted on 01/28/2014 10:01:54 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (When you see a fork in the road, take it. - Yogi Berra)
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To: smoothsailing

She really got roasted in the comments following that article.


20 posted on 01/28/2014 10:06:35 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: Da Coyote

Commie Core


21 posted on 01/28/2014 10:10:43 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: T-Bird45

There were what appeared to be a few leftist plants commenting, but I found most of the comments supportive of Malkin. National Review has been targeted by trolls for some time now.


22 posted on 01/28/2014 10:11:41 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Mrs. Don-o; Tax-chick; Arthur McGowan

ping to a “go to” comment for Common Core.


23 posted on 01/28/2014 10:17:58 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
This group is currently buying advertising time on Rush Limbaugh to tout Common Core

tnprosperity.com

24 posted on 01/28/2014 10:30:08 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o; All

the SOTU speech has already been released.

does anyone have it?


25 posted on 01/28/2014 11:23:26 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: don-o; All

IMHO, the STATE OF THE OBAMANATION IRON CURTAIN SPEECH tonight will include the following:

* An increase in Federal Wage Control regulation of increased redistribution of taxpayer wealth to the least skilled workers under Obamanation minimum wage control.

* Approval of the XL Pipeline if the evil Republicans will approve of, for an unspecified time, unlimited redistribution of taxpayer wealth as authorized by US President Valerie Jarrett.

* An increase in the total number of illegal alien invaders from Mexico that will receive an increased redistribution of taxpayer wealth and full voting rights.

* An increase in the redistribution of taxpayer wealth given away to the least qualified high school student loan candidates.

* An increase in the redistribution of taxpayer wealth to fund Republican-caused cost overruns to the following essential Obamanation Iron Curtain Programs:
****Obamacare re-education camp style advertising to the Obama-Youth;
****IRS Harassment of the evil Republican enemies of Obamanation;
****NSA spy on your neighbor;
****Benghazi Cover Up hush money to victim witnesses;
****purchase of teleprompters for all Democrat 2014 Federal Candidates;
****purchase of hollow point small arms ammunition for non-military Federal Bureaus;
****and increased manufacturing of Obamanation Barrycades.

* An increase in the redistribution of taxpayer wealth to pay for the cost of the Air Force One trips required after completion of this State of the Obamanation Iron Curtain Speech.

BTW, don’t be an evil Republican and oppose the inevitable Obamanation Iron Curtain, MOVE FORWARD!

It has allowed RINO Boehner to keep his job as Obamacrat Speaker of the House, and it can also keep the food stamps flowing to more and more of the lost Middle Class.

Do not try to build the American Dream for yourself, embrace the Obamanation Iron Curtain, MOVE FORWARD!


26 posted on 01/28/2014 11:44:02 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Cheapskate

I’ve always said, liberalism exposed is liberalism defeated.


27 posted on 01/28/2014 11:46:20 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

is there any channel that is going to do “pop up” balloons with truth facts to counter obamas speech live?


28 posted on 01/28/2014 11:52:10 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: for-q-clinton

CC is about control and indoctrination. The left’s minions just need to get their foot in the door then it will be about as radical and destructive as sharia law.


29 posted on 01/28/2014 1:45:48 PM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: subterfuge

Finally someone explained it where it’s easily understood. I can definitely see that.


30 posted on 01/28/2014 1:47:11 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: for-q-clinton
for-q-Clinton said: "Someone please explain what’s bad about common core?"

As with the implementation of all liberal ideas, it will eventually be recognized that only the intention of improving education will be important. Whether or not education actually improves will be secondary if it is considered at all.

Also, there are undoubtedly schools out there now who are superior to what the liberal program will accomplish. They will necessarily suffer for having their programs modified for the common good.

What is needed at all levels is competition and consequences for not being competitive. But we can't have that; it might hurt someone's feelings.

31 posted on 01/28/2014 3:22:41 PM PST by William Tell
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Excellent list. Thank you for posting it.


32 posted on 01/28/2014 4:45:19 PM PST by tbw2
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