Skip to comments.Common Core is Uncommonly Bad Ed. Policy
Posted on 03/22/2014 9:13:54 AM PDT by Kaslin
You cannot be a rational, true conservative who opposes Obamacare but supports Common Core education standards.
There, I said it.
Ive chosen now to run for public office because I dont want to see my kids inherit an America worse off than the one I inherited it gave me the freedom to get an education, practice medicine, start a business, and raise a family.
Unfortunately, all of our constitutional protections from an intrusive government are under attack by the Obama administration. The Washington mindset of tax, spend, regulate couldnt be farther removed from common-sense Alabama values of fiscal restraint and freedom.
Health care is one arena were seeing this play out in today. Education is another.
Thats why its beyond me how anyone calling themselves conservative could support Common Core. Obamacare, which Ive read cover to cover, is a blatant assault on free-market health care that puts government between doctor and patient. As a physician, Ive lived the consequences of this bad policy.
Similarly, Common Core is a blatant assault on free-market educational choice; it puts government between parents and children, wiping out school choice for the sake of uniform standards dictated by bureaucrats, not the needs of the child.
Im the founding board chairman of the Alabama Coalition for Charter Schools. In that capacity Ive been on the frontlines of the battle for school choice.
I was in the gallery of the state Senate last year when a bill repealing Common Core went nowhere, and like so many other Alabama parents, I fumed with anger at seeing Republicans keep this terrible policy in place.
Frankly, thats got to change. We need Republicans in Alabama, and especially Washington, wholl enact real conservative reforms when given the chance, not pay lip service in election years or spend more time putting their foots in their mouths than delivering results.
We need common-sense education reform, not Common Core. What we need are reforms that leave education at the local level, empower parents with greater choices, and help children trapped in failing schools.
We need to unleash the power of American innovation across the board instead of locking government-run failure into place. That goes for both health care and education. Google Common Core and one of the first results youll get is an article called Eight Problems with Common Core Standards.
The governments products are failing in both spheres and its going to take true conservatism to get it out of both the doctor/patient relationship AND the classroom.
Which goes back to what I mentioned earlier; we need conservative leaders who can deliver. One of my opponents in this race, state Senator Scott Beason, introduced the Alabama bill that I watched go down in smoke last year. He offered it again this year, and it again failed.
Thats 0-2 on actually getting conservative policies enacted. When it comes to Beason, hes known more for shock value than actual results for the people of Alabama. Thats why Ken Blackwell recently compared him to Dean Young we all remember how that one went.
In times like these, we cant afford politicians cut from either cloth, be it the status quo or putting on a show rather than winning the war of ideas.
Ive got no interest in reforming Common Core or diluting it enough just to say weve done something so we can then leave it alone.
Like Obamacare, I want it sent to the scrap heap of history.
Real education reform starts by getting Washington out of every parents business. Local control, expanded choice, and an experience that fits the need of every student not some government metric that takes none of these things into account is what Ill push for in Congress.
Too late for that. ObamaCare is enough to destroy America, and Common Core will speed that destruction if both are allowed to stand. The best we can hope for is to repeal ObamaCare, reject Common Core, and put America back on the right path after the antisemitic communist leaves our White House.
Looks like I’m in for a Common Core battle at my daughter’s private school.
They switched tout this year, and my daughter is doing poorly in 11th grade History.
The class does all these group projects because that is one of the objectives.
They never do normal worksheets. There’s tons of strange writing.
My daughter has speech problems and a brain injury. She’s not a writer.
She normally likes history.
I had her take the Texas US History practice assessment just to see how she would do. She git a 96% without studying.
However, she has a C in this history class, and I can’t even figure out how to help her. I can’t tell a tutor what to work with her on.
Any way you cut it, this candidate is spot on. Hope he wins
Public schools are by far the most invasive feature of the socialist federal government. If you want to have an impact on the national political path, get together with your conservative neighbors and take over your school board. It is the ultimate grass roots opportunity.
Great for Chad!
II Chronicles 7:14....it would work if we just had Faith and Works!!!
Someone needs to speak to Jeb Bush about this; he just endorsed Common Core - what’s up with that?
Great article on Common Core, via Berit Kjos’ Crossroads site-
Please take the time to watch this. It is a stunningly brilliant and entertaining commentary by Bill Whittle on Common Core.
And send it to everyone you know...
It’s backed by many “Republicans”, including Jebbie and “Bobby” Jindal. People won’t be able to figure out how another failure will smack them in the face.
The American people won’t usually vote for conservatives to school boards; they prefer the liberal names they recognize, those at least who come out to vote.
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