Skip to comments.ObamaCore Emerges As a Major Issue As Education Takes An Orwellian Turn
Posted on 06/10/2014 8:32:41 PM PDT by Nachum
In the past week, Governors Haley of South Carolina and Fallin of Oklahoma evicted Common Core from public schools, even at the risk of losing hundreds of millions of federal dollars promised to states adopting it. Mmes. Haley and Fallin initially supported Common Core. But public outrage is forcing them to reverse course, and more states will follow. In New York, the Republican-Conservative challenger to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Robert Astorino, vows to topple Common Core if he wins in November.
Move over Obamacare. Mid-term elections will also be referendums on ObamaCore.
Contrary to what the public is told, Common Core is not about standards. Its about content what pupils are taught. In the Social Studies Framework approved on April 29th by New York States education authorities (but not parents), American history is presented as four centuries of racism, economic oppression, and gender discrimination. Teachers are encouraged to help students identify their differences instead of their common American identity. Gone are heroes, ideals, and American exceptionalism.
Eleventh grade American history begins with the colonial period, but Puritans and their churches, standing on virtually every New England town green to this day, are erased. Amazingly, Puritan leader John Winthrops city on a hill vision, an enduring symbol of American exceptionalism cited by politicians from John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan and Michael Dukakis, is gone. Religion is expunged from New York States account of how this nation began.
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Sounds about right.
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I know my teacher friends don’t like Common Core. I had no idea it was so insidious. I hope all parents with school age children are assessing the textbooks. This is a recipe for a completely dysfunctional country. No critical thinking, no commonality of history or purpose.
People just can’t say “Communist” today. Only radical “extremists” would dare say “communist”.
Bill Gates behind this with his friends the socialists.
Most of the people I know who have an opinion, whether on the right or the left, despise Common Core.
The problem is, the right and the left hate it for different reasons. The right, or at least conservatives, hate it because the actual content is subversive, irrational, and in far too many cases outright wrong. The left hates it mainly because it gores their unionist ox through requiring teachers to maintain certain outcomes, not because of the content. They’d be mostly happy with the content if it didn’t stick them with such stringent accountability.
“This is a recipe for a completely dysfunctional country. No critical thinking, no commonality of history or purpose.”
I was under the impression that this has gone on for some time, and “Common Core” was just federalizing the lb takeover of education. The crappy education, with no emphasis on US history or civics, is why so many people under 50 are “historically illiterate”. That is why they are liberal and vote for Dems...
Using common core is like living in New York and driving to California before hiking to your destination in New Jersey.
Yes, they hate it for different reasons. So? Use their combined hate of CC to get rid of it! The left has done VERY well at banding together groups with differing motives to achieve a common goal. We should try it.