Skip to comments.BREAKING: Feds Threaten the Entire State of Oklahoma
Posted on 06/11/2014 1:34:19 PM PDT by PoloSec
When Oklahoma asserted its Tenth Amendment rights by signing legislation making it the third state to ditch Common Core education standards, it was only a matter of time before the federal government pushed back.
Common Core standards are an attempt by the Obama administration to push further into the education system and eventually create a nationalized curriculum designed to transform children into wards of the state.
Many states have recognized the danger these standards pose both to freedom and the quality of the education their children receive and have began creating legislation that allows them to come up with their own standards.
Indiana was the first state to give Common Core the boot, followed by South Carolina, and then Oklahoma.
Now U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has unleashed a veiled threat of punishment against the state during a press briefing delivered earlier this week.
via Daily Caller:
In a press briefing at the White House on Monday, though, U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan struck back by vaguely suggesting that the federal government may now punish Oklahoma.
Duncan asserted that 40 percent of high school graduates in Oklahoma have to take remedial classes when they go to college and only 25 percent of Oklahomas eighth-graders in math are proficient.
The Obama administration education chief declared that the Common Core Standards Initiative is a panacea for this problem.
We got a dropout problem we got to deal with, Duncan said. We want to make sure our high school graduates arent having to take remedial classes, burn up Pell grants, burn up student loans taking non-credit bearing. And right now, roughly 40 percent of those graduates in Oklahoma are having to do that. We dont think thats good for those young people, their families, or for the country.
Duncan had ominous words for states that buck the Common Core trend.
We partner with states whether theyre in Common Core or have their own high standards. But where we will challenge status quo is when states dummy down standards, he warned.
Its obvious that the federal government is licking its wounds at not being able to bully states into accepting their liberal education standards. The truth of the matter is that as long as Oklahoma stands its ground, there is little the White House can do.
The government needs to be reminded that its power is derived from the people, and the people have the constitutional right to take that power back, as they did so in this particular case. More states need to get on board in the fight against Common Core and send a strong message that states will not be bullied by the federal government.
Refuse to comply.
And when they come to impose their will by force (which all tyrants will) - we do what our Forbears did.
Ms Duncan...... it ain’t none of your business.
The feds frequently punish states by withholding highway funds. This is why we have a seatbelt law here. The feds said we implement it or lose funds. I understand there are a lot of laws like that. I’d imagine there are federal lunch funds or after class care and the like that would put pressure on the state from voters if suddenly people had to feed or care for their own kids.
Educated words from the Education Secretary. /sarc
Education Secretary with poor grammar. This is not a promising development.
~~~We got a dropout problem we got to deal with, Duncan said.~~~
Easy. We call that ‘aspiring rappers’. #GetRidOfTheNEA.
Oops, hashtag. #BringBackOurCountry (not holding my breath).
We got a dropout problem we got to deal with,
Duncan speaking Common Core grammar.
Sorta reminds you of Obama’s threat to Roberts, saying that he’d hate to see something happen to his Supreme Court. Isn’t this enough grounds for impeachment? Threatening a SC justice to give him his desired answer, threatening force, which sounds very much like the thuggery that is Chicago. I have never seen an administration in my lifetime that was so lawless and so criminial in its actions, except for the Johnson and Clinton administration, but Obama takes it to a new level.
When did Obama say that to Roberts? Do you have a link?
“dummy down standards” What a joke. You couldn’t get dumber than Common Core if you tried. That’s the point Mr. Secretary. Sheesh.
Dear Federal Thugerment:
~~~Ms Duncan...... it aint none of your business.~~~
Duncan appears to be male in gender. At least by his pictures.
Perhaps, Mr. Duncan, you might consider taking a remedial course in
vocabulary selection and syntax before making pronouncements of this type.
Tactics of totalitarians.
—That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
“We got a dropout problem we got to deal with,
Duncan speaking Common Core grammar.”
The Department of Education should be dismantled.
Is the civil war started yet? Didn’t want to miss it.
We got a dropout problem we got to deal with, Duncan said.
Get this, Ms Duncan—buhlow us!
The Sooner State, including every Redbud and every Scissor-tailed flycatcher in the great state of Oklahoma
~~~We got a dropout problem we got to deal with,
Duncan speaking Common Core grammar.~~~
We gots a dropout problem we gots to deal with’.
There. That should make it more palatable for his true believers.
Here’s another one...
“But where we will challenge status quo is when states dummy down standards.” It’s DUMB down, dummy.
Plus, it’s a backwards structured sentence which should read, “When states dumb down standards, we will challenge the status quo.”
Go back to school, you big dummy.
Texas said no to Common Core from the get-go. We are very wise. And two can play the threat game. Texas and OK have lots of pipelines running to both coasts. It would be a shame if there was no oil or gas in them next winter.
Thats also why the federal government should not be allowed to raise funds at all period, have all states wih balanced budget ammendments, any leftover may be used for federal projects with the states permission..
Starve the friggin beast..
yep a dropout problem, most are in the duhbummer administration..
That, plus MADD, is how we got the uniform minimum drinking age of 21.
Now, if you have new tougher stuff to do with kids; how are the already failing families where kids come from muti-generational second grade dropouts going to do better under core when core obviously makes you have to do lots of work home or fail?
Well, they have Tweeted ‘Lybia’ and that Americans landed on the Moon in 1963.
Idiots, elected by idiots, appointing idiots.
Yet another illustration of why this country needs a Second Party, a political party whose common denominator is to reduce Federal government on all fronts, to remove it from places where its role is superfluous. Axing the Fed back 60 percent would do wonders for the freedom and prosperity of America. People want to vote FOR that kind of approach, but both major parties offer the opposite.
Given the way the Administration caves to every foreign opponent out there, the odds are definitely in OK’s favor
But then again, a post-modern socialist like Obama see enemies only on the inside of the country, not the outside.
“The truth of the matter is that as long as Oklahoma stands its ground, there is little the White House can do”
BS. They can just stop federal funds from going to Oklahoma unless they adopt common core.
Like they did with seat belts, drinking age limit and DUI. And probably a bunch of other stuff too......
Resist we much. A small unelected, unaccountable committee in Wash-DC who will give us a Trojan horse of socialist indoctrination.
Resist we MUCH!!!
This from the guy who ran that great system known as CHICAGO ?
Where the Robeson HS just held their celebration of-———— “ARE SCHOOL”??.....OKLA’s stats far better than ChiTown’ where Ol Arne was the schoolmaster.......................
All “Heil Arne and Rahmbo!”
Starting with the days of “new math”, the evolution of the teaching of mathematics probably goes like this:
The following examples may help to clarify the difference between the new and old math.
1960: A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of this price. What is his profit?
1970 (Traditional math): A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. What is his profit?
1975 (New Math): A logger exchanges a set L of lumber for a set M of money. The cardinality of set M is 100 and each element is worth $1.
(a) make 100 dots representing the elements of the set M
(b) The set C representing costs of production contains 20 fewer points than set M. Represent the set C as a subset of the set M.
(c) What is the cardinality of the set P of profits?
1990 (Dumbed-down math): A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Underline the number 20.
1997 (Whole Math): By cutting down a forest full of beautiful trees, a logger makes $20.
(a) What do you think of this way of making money?
(b) How did the forest birds and squirrels feel?
(c) Draw a picture of the forest as youd like it to look.
The indoctrinated pupils end up not even talking about mathematics at all.
No it is not. But just understand at this point, they will take us there with them.
I am becoming convinced that even if armed resistance and a violent struggle to regain our liberty happens, many in the government would not have a problem using nukes to keep the deal going for themselves and their buddies They would have no problem incinerating Oklahoma or Texas or a bunch of other “flyover” states, as bad for business as that would be.
That jumped out at me as well.
If those were his actual words, then he is operating at maybe an 11th or 12th grade level himself.
Dude, man. One word for ya’.
ABC After School Specials...
It reads like satire.
We got a dropout problem we got to deal with, Duncan said.
Educated words from the Education Secretary. /sarc
Correct the above mistake-filled sentence, students. Begin.
How about this?
We have a dropout problem.
Wow, that was hard.
The Governor of OK should reply” “Arne, we will simply not allow our educational system to become like Chicago’s.”
“The feds frequently punish states by withholding highway funds. This is why we have a seatbelt law here. The feds said we implement it or lose funds. I understand there are a lot of laws like that. Id imagine there are federal lunch funds or after class care and the like that would put pressure on the state from voters if suddenly people had to feed or care for their own kids.”
It’s long past time when the blue states told the Fed Gov to piss off. This idea that they use tax dollars that they’ve taken from the state taxpayers then threaten to not return any of the money unless the state does what it’s told is simply blackmail.
“we got a dropout problem we got to deal with...”. Nice grammar miss education chief...idiot