COMMON CORE? Just say NO!

 

August 27, 2014

President Obama’s and his administration ‘SCHEME ‘ of  FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMING AMERICA and its’ History as Obama and Capitol Hill Democrats transformed our Health Care system into ObamaCare.

 By Oscar Y. Harward

 “When broken down on party lines, the numbers shifted. 76 percent of polled Republicans oppose the standards, while 53 percent of Democrats support the Common Core.

 Of those contacted by Gallup, 17 percent said they knew a “great deal” about the controversial educational standards, while 30 percent said they knew a “fair amount.” 34 percent had “only a little” knowledge and 19 percent knew “nothing at all” about the Common Core.” http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/08/21/new-poll-spells-some-very-bad-news-for-common-core-supporters/

 

 “New history curriculum standards proposed for top high school students leave out such American icons as Benjamin Franklin and Martin Luther King, Jr., paint colonists as bigots and gloss over the Greatest Generation's fight to save the world from Nazi Germany, according to conservative education activists who want the framework delayed — and perhaps scrapped altogether. 

An open letter circulated by conservative education activists is calling on The College Board to delay implementing new Advanced Placement U.S. History guidelines, saying a “rising tide of opposition” believes the curriculum will take the nation’s classrooms in a bad direction.”

 ““The framework ignores the rise of democratic institutions such as the House of Burgesses and New England town meetings,” reads an open letter to the College Board, which oversees Advanced Placement testing.  “It also omits the colonists’ growing commitment to religious freedom and the emergence of a pluralistic society that lacked an entrenched aristocracy.”

 Also skirted over: America’s role in fighting the Nazis during World War II.

 Instead, said Larry Krieger, a retired teacher and former test preparation expert, the guidelines feature “our nation’s founders portrayed as bigots who developed a belief in white superiority that was, in turn, derived from a strong belief in British racial and cultural superiority.”

 “And you’re not going to find Thomas Jefferson and the House of Burgesses and the cradle of democracy either,” Krieger told Fox. “You’re not going to find Benjamin Franklin and the birth of American entrepreneurialism.”” http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/07/historic-fail-greatest-americans-missing-from-proposed-curriculum/

  

“The U.S. Department of Education has used a $4.3 billion grant program and federal policy waivers to encourage states to adopt uniform education standards and testing. The Republican governor says that "effectively forces states down a path toward a national curriculum" in violation of the state sovereignty clause in the Constitution and federal laws that prohibit national control of education content.”

“However, Anna Hunderfund, superintendent of the Locust Valley school district, said the lawsuit reflects local frustration with what many consider government intrusion.

"The authority of local school boards has been undermined at the federal level in ways that were never intended," she said. "People are elected to reflect local values. Over-regulation at the expense of local government is very troublesome."” http://www.newsday.com/news/nation/bobby-jindal-louisiana-governor-sues-feds-over-common-core-1.9163943

 

 “The “10 Facts” resource explains how the Common Core is rushed, untested, and experimental, and how Common Core is (ultimately) concerned with textbooks and curriculum. It explains how Catholic schools are already outperforming public schools, and how Common Core may hinder students’ education and formation.

The final fact that all Catholics should know about the Common Core, the “10 Facts” resource states, is that “Our ‘common core’ is the Catholic faith.”” http://www.cardinalnewmansociety.org/CatholicEducationDaily/DetailsPage/tabid/102/ArticleID/3431/10-Facts-Every-Catholic-Should-Know-About-the-Common-Core.aspx

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