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Common Core has replaced Local Control and Local Voices in Public Education

One of the outcomes of Common Core has been to silence teachers who speak out against it.  Common Core has been federally adopted and  has silenced the voices of parents and teachers.  It is parents and  teachers role to advocate for the success of our children as it relates to the curriculm taught in our schools.  We need these voices to insure that we meet the needs of the children in our local communities. Is Common Core a good thing?  Or, is Common Core another step towards manipulating children to all look, think and act alike?  Kind of scary isn’t it?  Is it reminiscent of a future where we all live in idyllic communities such as that portrayed in the movie; “The Stepford Wives?”  Why would a nation built on rugged individualism strive to develop “Stepford Children,” or “Stepford Employees?” The YouTube video below, exemplifies the dangers of this national standardized curriculum called “Common Core.”  What will the future of education and the children who’s lives will forever be impacted by it, be?  Please take a moment to watch this video and talk to your child’s teacher. Rugged individualism – noun 1. individualism in social and economic affairs; belief not …

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US Chamber of Commerce and Gates Foundation fund Media Blitz on ObamaCore

With so many complaints about the dumbing down of curriculum to meet the national standardized metrics of Common Core (aka ObamaCore) it should come as no surprise that they have begun a media blitz to espouse the wonderful future of public school education with standardized curriculum.   Common Core received huge financial support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with $150M of seed money.  This agreement was signed with a corporate agreement to develop a master curriculum benchmarked to the UNESCO goals for the 21st Century. Common Core will so radically change local school curriculum’s that they have begun to adjust the scoring for SAT’s to accommodate the likely outcome that these new standards will have on testing scores for college admissions.  Teachers are instructed to spend less time on teaching students about the contextual meaning behind classic literature and history, and more time on how to read instructual manuals.  Students must stay within the four corners of texts?  They are not to teach context?  How do you understand President Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, or Steinback’s Grapes of Wrath without context?  The next time you attend a School Board or PTA meeting and you wonder what …

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