Skip to comments.Round II on Common Core for State Board ( Colorado )
Posted on 09/12/2013 7:07:25 AM PDT by george76
The State Board of Education last month got an earful from grassroots Common Core Standards critics (see story), but on Wednesday it heard from the other side.
Mike Stapleton, who said hes with a group named Pueblo Freedom and Rights, took care to mention that he was involved in the successful recall campaign against Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo. He said that as elected representatives youre accountable to the citizens of Colorado and that earlier State Board adoption of the Common Core was a blatant injustice, and its not being accountable to the citizens, students and teachers of the state of Colorado.
Donna Jack of Evergreen blamed the federal government, UNESCO, the Gates Foundation and the Pearson testing company for all working to erode student privacy and the wishes of average citizens.
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Carolyn Fairchild, who identified herself as a retired teacher from Teller County, called the standards unconstitutional because Common Core strips local control away.
Were all puppets now dancing to the tune of D.C. bureaucrats and the national organizations. Please stand up and cut the puppet strings off your arms,
Pushback against the Common Core has come from conservative groups, primarily grassroots ones, that fear they will lead to a national curriculum and a federal takeover of education. Some critics also argue the standards arent rigorous enough
Common Core = telling an elephant they are stupid because they can’t climb a tree.
They claim it is not, but when you look at who is driving this effort, the methods and objectives are clear.
re: “Pushback against the Common Core has come from conservative groups, primarily grassroots ones, that fear they will lead to a national curriculum and a federal takeover of education.”
Yes, yes, and yes!! This is absolutely correct. It not only “leads” to a national curriculum - IT IS a national curriculum! This IS unconstitutional. Public schools are supposed to be adopted, voted on, run by each individual state, run by local school boards, and supervised by the local citizens and parents.
Adopting this “core curriculum” is turning the sovereignty of that state over to the federal government.
The federal government has no Constitutional authority over education. There should not be a Dept of Education.
It was not the public schools who got rid of prayer in schools and other conservative beliefs - it was the federal courts intruding upon the sovereignty of the states.
Even if this “core curriculum” was the best in the world, it should not be adopted because it’s un-Constitutional from the get-go.
And, tied to all the pernicious “ideas” the federal government pushes on the states is big, big money - this is how they coerce/bribe the states into doing all the crap the feds want.
Governors and state legislators should adamantly reject this, or remove it.
This core curriculum would truly make public schools federal government schools - they decide how and what is taught. There has also been a move for “national” teacher certification over and above state certification. Right now it’s voluntary, but if it continues, it WILL become mandatory - then, not only will the federal government decide how and what is taught, but WHO is qualified to teach. Can you say “totalitarianism”?
I noticed the only supporters of Common Core were teachers, teacher associations, and educational associations that would benefit from federal funds.
Thank you for posting this story and please post more stories about Common Core in other states.
..if you want a laugh followed by nausea, listen to some of these educational hack administrators try to explain to a Special Education teacher how Common Core can be applied to moderate to severe autistic children—unbelievable...
re: “I noticed the only supporters of Common Core were teachers, teacher associations, and educational associations that would benefit from federal funds.”
I agree with you about teacher unions and higher district personnel, but many teachers are opposed to this as well. Maybe not for the right reasons, but many do see the monolithic nature of this disaster. There is resistance going on behind the scenes.
The high level district people will trot out a few teachers who will speak in favor of this, but often these are people who either aren’t really in the classroom, or are “movin’ up” in the hierarchy and don’t want to make waves.
At least where I am I see and hear resistance. Can’t say if it’s widespread across the country.
This Core curriculum stinks through and through.