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Sen. Mike Lee Pleads: Abolish Common Core
Newsmax ^ | 01 Sep 2014 | Courtney Coren

Posted on 09/02/2014 8:56:48 AM PDT by xzins

Sen. Mike Lee has called on Americans to join him in the effort to abolish the federal Common Core education standards

"As a U.S. Senator, I’ve seen the federal government make a mess of everything it touches," the Utah Republican wrote in the email sent out Monday morning.

"And if they're allowed to stay, Common Core standards will be the ObamaCare of education," he wrote. "Common Core is the DC takeover of our school system. It will dumb down standards and cheapen the education our children receive."

All kids in America "deserve the best education in the world. The only way we can make that happen is to repeal Common Core across America," Lee wrote.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: commoncore; education; nationalization

1 posted on 09/02/2014 8:56:48 AM PDT by xzins
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To: All

I don’t want American kids to have a government enforced, ‘common’ education.

I want them to have a diverse education with people who care about them in charge....local parents and leaders.


2 posted on 09/02/2014 8:57:49 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

NOT only yeah, but ‘H’ yeah, and eliminate the Department of Education, and many other departments that shouldn’t exist as well.


3 posted on 09/02/2014 9:05:16 AM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: xzins
Hey Senator Lee.. how about spearheading the charge with actual LEGISLATION aimed at doing that instead of PONTIFICATING about it?

My point: How about some solid ACTION against it rather than words of warning about it.

4 posted on 09/02/2014 9:05:59 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: rockinqsranch

The Department of Education is absolutely, completely, totally, not one penny excepted, a waste of money.

Might as well dump those bucks on the fire.


5 posted on 09/02/2014 9:06:57 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: VideoDoctor

Because the only way to stop it is at the state level.

Obama and Reid won’t let anything go forward, and this is too close to implementation to play Reid’s legislative games.


6 posted on 09/02/2014 9:08:37 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
I know of some countries with a common core education--Japan being one very good example. The only problem is that ends up over-emphasizing conformity and rote learning, something that even the educators in Japan realize in the long term is not a good idea.
7 posted on 09/02/2014 9:10:32 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: xzins

He can plead all he wants but with decades of unionized teachers and socialistic administrators in place, so what? Plus, just as we saw in an example posted earlier today, as soon as the feds threatened to pull funding, the local school board members who opposed CC caved with a whimper,


8 posted on 09/02/2014 9:13:39 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: rockinqsranch

The level of actual education is INVERSELY proportional to the level of government involvement in education. Keep increasing government involvement and we will see twenty year olds who are less well equipped for life than they were at age six. We are approaching that status already.


9 posted on 09/02/2014 9:20:25 AM PDT by RipSawyer (OPM is the religion of the sheeple.)
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To: bigbob

Got a link? I found this

http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/5c04ff612ace4e11a58a12a0b472595e/FL—School-Board-Opts-Out

about the Lee County School Board in FL, but it doesn’t mention anything about feds threatening to remove fed funds.


10 posted on 09/02/2014 9:20:50 AM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: xzins

My 12-year old grandson told his mother that common core is garbage!! His teachers think so too.


11 posted on 09/02/2014 9:28:08 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: RayChuang88

Even decades ago children were not taught to think in school. I learned to think by working on the farm and by reading everything I could get my hands on at an early age. My parents had no degrees, my father didn’t even go to high school, he was an eighth grade dropout. Of course in his day it was not called dropping out, it was called GOING TO WORK FULL TIME AT THIRTEEN. The two of them together were better equipped to deal with the problems of life than most couples now who both hold doctorates. If the grid went down they were far, far more able to cope than ninety some percent of today’s advanced degree holders. My mother could have taught school without any textbooks and her students would have been far better educated than most today.


12 posted on 09/02/2014 9:28:18 AM PDT by RipSawyer (OPM is the religion of the sheeple.)
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To: xzins
Yes, I hear you and I get it... BUT, as I see in Florida this morning you CANNOT TRUST the locals.

Florida's Lee County votes to rescind decision to opt-out of Common Core standards testing Daily Reporter ^ | 9/2/14

Florida's Lee County school board has rescinded its vote to opt-out of the state's standardized testing. At a meeting Tuesday morning, the board voted 3-2 in favor of resuming testing....

http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/5c04ff612ace4e11a58a12a0b472595e/FL--School-Board-Opts-Out

13 posted on 09/02/2014 9:30:06 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: RayChuang88

[ I know of some countries with a common core education—Japan being one very good example. The only problem is that ends up over-emphasizing conformity and rote learning, something that even the educators in Japan realize in the long term is not a good idea. ]

True, also the fact that Japan is a very Homogenious country culturally and what works well or decently there may not work very well here....


14 posted on 09/02/2014 9:43:37 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: RayChuang88

[ I know of some countries with a common core education—Japan being one very good example. ]

Forgot to add that in Japan they have no problem holding back students that fail and when THEY set standards they tend to be hurdles where they “raise the bar” and not like the excersize of “lowerign the bar” that tends to go on here. Also there is the fact that the School unions have screwed up the education system here where in Japan I am not sure if they even have school unions...

Japan could certainly use a little more education stressing “deductive reasoning” vs. rote learning.

And we could use a little more of the Japanese Hard A*** “Learn or we fail you” mentality.

But what works well there don’t really work all that well here either...


15 posted on 09/02/2014 9:48:54 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: bigbob

[ He can plead all he wants but with decades of unionized teachers and socialistic administrators in place, so what? Plus, just as we saw in an example posted earlier today, as soon as the feds threatened to pull funding, the local school board members who opposed CC caved with a whimper, ]

Common Core sounds good as an “idea”, but when you realize who is runnign it and WHy they are pushing it it is nothign but an excuse to lower the bar to help out the incompetent teachers unions and bloated beer-o-cracies.

It is “Commie Core” because it is a tool of the communists in the education system...


16 posted on 09/02/2014 9:51:02 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: xzins

[ I don’t want American kids to have a government enforced, ‘common’ education.

I want them to have a diverse education with people who care about them in charge....local parents and leaders. ]

Isn’t it funny how the Libs who whine about how we need more “Diversity” want us all under absolute conformity when it comes to education.....


17 posted on 09/02/2014 9:52:26 AM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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To: xzins

Why not just abolish school boards and end the farce of local governance thanks the good ol’ ED.

After all, we can’t have Plebs running their own affairs. /sarc


18 posted on 09/02/2014 10:19:03 AM PDT by Shadow44
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To: RipSawyer

When they say, “We want to teach them how to think.” they lie. They leave off a few words: ‘We want to teach them to think the approved way.’


19 posted on 09/02/2014 10:44:48 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: VideoDoctor

Around here, you can generally turn a school board around in just one election.


20 posted on 09/02/2014 10:46:05 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Why not just abolish public schools and the Dept of Education all together??

Public schools are nothing more than socialism in action.


21 posted on 09/02/2014 10:59:26 AM PDT by Tom Byron
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To: Tom Byron

public schools are the left’s way of procreating.


22 posted on 09/02/2014 11:01:06 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: xzins

“As a U.S. Senator, I’ve seen the federal government make a mess of everything it touches,”

I prefer the statement made by the great philosopher Ringo Starr: “Everything that the government touches turns to $hit.” Far more accurate, as well as being more economical with words.


23 posted on 09/02/2014 11:01:15 AM PDT by Ancesthntr ("The right to buy weapons is the right to be free." A. E. van Vogt)
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To: MrB

Well said.


24 posted on 09/02/2014 2:38:55 PM PDT by Tom Byron
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To: xzins
I don't know what all you folks are whining about....why, my nine year old grandson can put a condom on a banana in under five seconds...!!
25 posted on 09/03/2014 5:47:17 AM PDT by unread (Rescind the 17th. Amendment...bring the power BACK to the states...!)
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To: unread

Yes, but they don’t get butternut squash until 6th grade.

:>)


26 posted on 09/03/2014 6:49:07 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: GraceG

Very good point.


27 posted on 09/03/2014 11:14:48 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: GraceG

In Japan they also go to school on Saturdays.


28 posted on 09/03/2014 8:14:38 PM PDT by USAF80
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To: xzins

They won’t abolish it because HRC and Jebbie are for it. And Barbara would be put of if they did abolish it too.


29 posted on 09/07/2014 8:44:33 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Tom Byron

People want public schools because they are “free” and in “need” of more tsx money.


30 posted on 09/07/2014 8:45:32 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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