If a nation expects to be ignorant – and free – in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. – Thomas Jefferson
Mark Alexander, Patriot Post, wrote an essay that accurately describes what our educational system has become; a system established by Karl Marx in the Communist Manifesto, and adopted by the Democratic Party of the United States and “moderate” Republicans …
The education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother's care, shall be in state institutions at state expense.
The modern instruction manual for implementation of Marx’s Manifesto is Saul Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals,” considered the holy book of so-called “community organizers” like Barack Hussein Obama. It is the contemporary outline of how to restructure institutions in order to achieve a totalitarian state. Indeed, Alinsky dedicated the book to the patron saint of community organizers: “Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins – or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom – Lucifer.” …The current caucus of Socialist Democrats occupying the executive, legislative and judicial branches of our central government subscribe to the following Marxist/Alinsky maxim: “Democracy is the road to socialism,” and for four decades have used the educational indoctrination of youth to pave that road.
Billions of dollars poured into the statist education system has not put the United States within the top ten global educational standards nations. Bureaucratic answer to problems is more funding and programs like Common Core.
Now statists insist the solution to endemic academic decline is a uniform plan of indoctrination under the name “Common Core” – a series of academic standards set by a horde of bureaucrats known as the Council of Chief School Officers. While some might argue that such standards could implement a degree of accountability, in reality what Common Core does is something far more perilous: It further centralizes the ability to craft and implement educational curriculums – with the potential outcome of, well, I refer you back to Huxley and Orwell. Forty-five states plus DC have embraced Common Core, although as conservative columnist George Will notes, they have done so in exchange for stimulus funds or waivers from federal regulations – federal arm-twisting at its best.
We the People must control the education system through the good, old-fashioned parent-teacher program, with each state overseeing that control, not central federal government. The only thing the Feds need be concerned with is standards, set high enough to ensure that our education system works and its output of qualified graduates in the career field is met; which also means the United States returning to the top five educational standards globally.
Sociocrats like Obama are pushing the parents out of the equation of educational requirements in a system where the Feds and trade unions dictate educational issues with government-controlled administrators.
Nineteenth century British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli wrote, “Wherever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.”
Florida just opted out of Common Core. Hopefully more states will follow suit, but that outlook seems improbable.
Is it not ironic that our nation began with a revolution against a government that did not believe American colonists had the right of representation – and now our central government is performing the same policies; accelerating thanks to the “Hope and Change” president who ignores constitutional law. Common Core is part of the education without representation policies.
We the People have allowed democratic-socialists to undermine our educational system, water it down, in order to be “fair” - but a disservice to students who want careers that require four years of university studies or more.
Social experimentation in the world of democratic socialism began with Wilson, boosted by FDR and now Obama. …
Stanford University professor, Dr. James Milgram:
I can tell you that my main objection to Core Standards, and the reason I didn’t sign off on them was that they did not match up to international expectations. They were at least 2 years behind the practices in the high achieving countries by 7th grade, and, as a number of people have observed, only require partial understanding of what would be the content of a normal, solid, course in Algebra I or Geometry. Moreover, they cover very little of the content of Algebra II, and none of any higher level course… They will not help our children match up to the students in the top foreign countries when it comes to being hired to top level jobs.
Dr. Sandra Stotsky, University of Arkansas:
As empty skill sets, Common Core’s ELA standards do not strengthen the high school curriculum. Nor can they reduce post-secondary remedial coursework in a legitimate way. As empty skill sets, Common Core’s ELA “college readiness” standards weaken the base of literary and cultural knowledge needed for authentic college coursework, decrease the capacity for analytical thinking… and completely muddle the development of writing skills.
Education responsibility belongs to the individual states, just as the issues concerning marriage and against the General Educational Provisions Act …
No provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize any department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, or over the selection of library resources, textbooks, or other printed or published instructional materials by any educational institution or school system…
The way the Common Core is set up, the federal government can revise it whether the governed agree or not. It is a system that has no pilot program for testing its worthiness.
The standards' development was marketed and paid primarily by Bill Gates; but now that it is being implemented, the cost is sucked by by the federal government, who has pushed the national debt well beyond its limits.
State governments are allowing the federal government to buy them out through the “Race to the Top” funding and grant program. It has been coercion and bribery coming from the Obama administration.
And, finally, Common Core requires federal collection of student data through the Department of Education.
A good example of how important responsible voting is and ensuring leadership are constitutionalists, not political prostitutes that favor special interest and socialism over constitutional law and the government for-and-by the people.