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Report: Right-wing extremists use Common Core attacks to undermine public education
http://www.washingtonpost.com/ ^ | May 8, 2014 | VALERIE STRAUSS

Posted on 05/12/2014 11:44:01 AM PDT by Whenifhow

A year ago I wrote about how extreme right-wing rhetoric against the Common Core State Standards was clouding a substantive debate about the Common Core State Standards initiative. Now a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center details how right-wing extremists are using Core opposition are using conspiracy theories and misinformation to undermine the very notion of public education.

The report, called “Public Schools in the Crosshairs: Far-Right Propaganda and the Common Core State Standards,” distinguishes between legitimate criticism of the standards — which comes from various points on the political spectrum — and the right-wing campaign to cast the initiative as a “nefarious plot” by liberals “to turn public schools into anti-American, anti-God indoctrination camps that churn out submissive automatons who will unquestionably serve the interests of the government and big business.”

This campaign, it says, is really “a proxy for a broader assault on public education itself” and is coming at a time when public schools have been weakened by funding cuts, “vitriolic political attacks on teachers and their unions, and state programs to privatize schools through vouchers, charter schools and other ‘school choice’ measures.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: commoncore; education; extremist; splc

1 posted on 05/12/2014 11:44:02 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Common (Obama) Core Criticism - Report Ignores Political Left’s Dissent - Trouble With Schools - F&F

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iYk0m8MD6w


2 posted on 05/12/2014 11:45:09 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

“right-wing extremists” They just love saying that don’t they. People who are against communist indoctrination centers posing as public schools are “right wing extremists”. People are against teaching homosexuality to school kids are “right wing extremists”. Practically anyone and everyone who doesn’t bow down and submit to the left are “right wing extremists”.


3 posted on 05/12/2014 11:47:47 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Whenifhow

Common core will brain wash students and make them like stupid zombies which is what the leftist’s want, ignorant voters.


4 posted on 05/12/2014 11:48:12 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: Whenifhow
...a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center... right-wing extremists...

They are quoting the SPLC and have the gall to call someone else "extremists"?

5 posted on 05/12/2014 11:48:50 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "...[willful] ignorance is the opiate of academic elites." - Mike Adams [BN edit])
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To: Whenifhow

“Now a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center “

No credibility whatsoever.


6 posted on 05/12/2014 11:49:34 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: mulligan

At some point, the left will drop its “need” for the legitimacy of popular elections.


7 posted on 05/12/2014 11:50:29 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Whenifhow

Extreme left-wing rhetoric is destroying the Washington Post...


8 posted on 05/12/2014 11:50:53 AM PDT by GOPJ (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator. - - Freeper Balding_Eagle)
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To: Whenifhow
“nefarious plot” by liberals “to turn public schools into anti-American, anti-God indoctrination camps that churn out submissive automatons who will unquestionably serve the interests of the government and big business”


Well, if the shoe fits....
9 posted on 05/12/2014 11:51:05 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Whenifhow

similar thread

SPLC Launches Hysterical Attack on Common Core Critics

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3153931/posts


10 posted on 05/12/2014 11:51:48 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

LOL liberals just can’t admit how horrible Common Core is..”Right Wing Extremists” gee, how about “Left Wing Extremists” ya know, the ones who take craps on sidewalks and attempt to blow up bridges in Ohio


11 posted on 05/12/2014 11:52:40 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Whenifhow

12 posted on 05/12/2014 11:57:17 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Whenifhow

Can anyone explain how federalization of the entire country’s education system helps “public education” in any way whatsoever?


13 posted on 05/12/2014 11:59:10 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Whenifhow
This should solidify opposition against Common Core for every conservative in America. If we had any questions, they have been answered. Common Core is a monstrous tool for the control and indoctrination of young minds and should be banished by the states one-by-one.

The Federal Government autocrats and their boot-licking lackeys in the media have become the domestic enemies spoken of in the U.S. Armed Forces Oath of Enlistment.

14 posted on 05/12/2014 12:00:08 PM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: headstamp 2
“Now a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center “

No credibility whatsoever.

That is all the further I needed to read to know this "report" is a mountain of dung.

15 posted on 05/12/2014 12:02:06 PM PDT by A message
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To: mulligan
Common core will brain wash students and make them like stupid zombies which is what the leftist’s want, ignorant voters.

They should have just saved the effort. The department of education, unions, school boards and dumbass soccer moms have managed to auger govermnet school into the ground a long time ago. And the brainwashing part has been happening in schools for the better part of a century.

16 posted on 05/12/2014 12:03:45 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: mulligan
mulligan:"Common core will brain wash students and make them like stupid zombies which is what the leftist’s want, ignorant voters."

Common Core should be renamed to :

"LEVELING the LUDITES "


17 posted on 05/12/2014 12:04:46 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Political Correctness is Tyranny .. with manners ! Charlton Heston)
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To: Whenifhow

Uhh....Right wing Extremist.......isn’t that term kinda wore out from over user ?

Geez, lets just say “Americans” when its what we mean.


18 posted on 05/12/2014 12:05:14 PM PDT by 4Speed
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To: Whenifhow

Undermining public education hardly requires attacks of any kind. You just sit back and watch it implode. Common Core is just another attempt to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic.


19 posted on 05/12/2014 12:05:38 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: Whenifhow

And what about the Left Wing Common Core attacks, which are even more numerous?


20 posted on 05/12/2014 12:10:00 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: Whenifhow
Report: Right-wing extremists use Common Core attacks to undermine public education

Translation: Conservatives expose Left-wing extremist Common Core scheme to undermine public education

21 posted on 05/12/2014 12:11:50 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Wait a minute!!

I thought that 88 was codeword for HH=HeilHitler.

This is just too good.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 12:12:34 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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To: Whenifhow

Washington ComPost composting more manure for the unwashed masses.


23 posted on 05/12/2014 12:13:04 PM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: Whenifhow
Public Education is a religious belief for liberals. In my view, it's unfortunate, that the "right-wingers" described here don't want to replace government socialized education with freedom, they're trying the fruitless task of "reforming" government schools.

As a libertarian, I oppose government education. It ought to be shut down. See my tagline.

24 posted on 05/12/2014 12:16:47 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (You can have a free country or government schools. Choose one.)
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To: BwanaNdege
Exactly right.

There was a woman on "Fox & Friends" this morning (a former school board member from Texas) who calls Common Core "Obama Core."

25 posted on 05/12/2014 12:30:44 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: BwanaNdege
The Northern Prosperity Law Center attacks the Southern Poverty Law Center for acting as bigots, twits, fascists and exemplifying the philosophy of the ingnoranus.
TWB
26 posted on 05/12/2014 12:32:04 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin, the Flame of the North)
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To: Whenifhow

The Chicago Teachers union and the NY State teachers union are both anti-common core now. But, if you come out as anti-common core, then you MUST be attacking teachers! or something.


27 posted on 05/12/2014 12:51:46 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Whenifhow
Left-wing extremists use Common Core to undermine public education
28 posted on 05/12/2014 12:59:11 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: cdcdawg

It isn’t a public education, it’s a government education, taught by government operatives only. Try waltzing into a government school like a public park and you’ll find out quick how jackboot public it is.


29 posted on 05/12/2014 1:16:02 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Thanks for the cheat sheet. I never got one. My dad and myself were both math majors and routinely scratch our heads over my daughters 1st grade math homework. Had to write on several of her math assignments that the question made no sense at all.


30 posted on 05/12/2014 1:24:12 PM PDT by crusadersoldier
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To: Whenifhow
[Art.] This campaign ... is coming at a time when public schools have been weakened by funding cuts, “vitriolic political attacks on teachers and their unions, and state programs to privatize schools through vouchers, charter schools and other ‘school choice’ measures.”

That tends to happen when the NEA uses its influence to turn U.S. education into

....a “nefarious plot” by liberals “to turn public schools into anti-American, anti-God indoctrination camps that churn out submissive automatons who will unquestionably serve the interests of the government and big business.”

Do A, get B. If you'd done C, you'd have gotten D and E instead -- but no, you had to be good little Communist Long Marchers, didn't you?

31 posted on 05/12/2014 1:32:49 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: Reeses
"Try waltzing into a government school like a public park and you’ll find out quick how jackboot public it is."

Yeah, I bet you were stopped post haste. It is considered a breach of security for anyone to randomly enter the building during school hours. That's kind of a common sense thing...

32 posted on 05/12/2014 1:46:23 PM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Discarded fetuses for power? Hitler may have lost the battle, but he won the war.")
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To: Reeses

“Try waltzing into a government school like a public park and you’ll find out quick how jackboot public it is

Ridiculous comment-—public buildings aren’t accessible to the public 24/7.

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33 posted on 05/12/2014 1:52:08 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Whenifhow
LOL! Public education has been being undermined for the last century, especially last 50 years.

The 60's really turned the tide. Most tenured college profs are 60's radicals and haven't had an original thought since then---because they figured it out about 1963, KNEW they had all the answers and proceeded from there to trash the US, quit teaching any history and pursued the goal of brainwashing every student.

Horribly, they had a huge success rate.As a recent quote from a Polish minister goes--paraphrased--The problem with the US is not Barack Obama. Rather, it is the citizenry that elected a Barack Obama.

How can we ever have the country we once had of freedom, upward mobility, responsibility, laws that are Constitutional and followed,family mores, etc., with the self centered sheeple standing around with one hand out for their "deserved and rightful" freebies, and the other hand texting a friend or posting on facebook, while the brain spins aimlessly.

vaudine

34 posted on 05/12/2014 2:07:27 PM PDT by vaudine
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To: Mears; EnigmaticAnomaly
My point is the common terms should be government schools and government education. Public is a euphemism for what it really is. They are nothing like a public park or public road or public library, or a company going public, although they have become somewhat of a public enemy.
35 posted on 05/12/2014 2:13:39 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: Whenifhow

Valerie Strauss is a commie punk.


36 posted on 05/12/2014 2:17:10 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: babble-on

The Chicago teacher’s union came out against common core, and they are far to the left.


37 posted on 05/12/2014 3:43:47 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: tbw2

Absolutely. Every teacher in America is against it. For the same reason the far right is against it. Neither group wants for kids to learn ANYTHING in school.


38 posted on 05/12/2014 5:02:27 PM PDT by babble-on
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To: Whenifhow

So, a report by left wing extremists is a credible source? Right.


39 posted on 05/12/2014 6:47:48 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: TWhiteBear

Can we Southerners get a chapter if that “Northern Prosperity Law Center”?

The other outfit, SPLC, is nothing but a bunch of meddlin’ Yankee carpet-baggers who showed up uninvited!

(no offense to all you Yankee conservatives... unless your name happens to be Sherman.)

:-)


40 posted on 05/13/2014 6:28:53 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "...[willful] ignorance is the opiate of academic elites." - Mike Adams [BN edit])
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To: Verginius Rufus

There was a woman on “Fox & Friends” this morning (a former school board member from Texas) who calls Common Core “Obama Core.”
*********

Common (Obama) Core Criticism - Report Ignores Political Left’s Dissent - Trouble With Schools - F&F

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iYk0m8MD6w


41 posted on 05/15/2014 2:45:30 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Whenifhow

Good, I certainly hope they are.


42 posted on 05/15/2014 2:46:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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