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More On Common Core, And Quite Frankly, All You Would Ever Need To Know

The reason why I suggest that this is all you'd ever really need to know about Common Core has less to do here with what it's all about, or what it's really about, or what each side says about the other's arguments or facts or what have you, than who it is that is speaking out in this particular video. During the entire Common Core creation and implementation, there had only ever been the involvement at any level, two actual experts in education within their respective fields of subject matter. One was Dr. Sandra Stotsky, the other was Dr. James Milgram. Their input was not sought until the validation phase, meaning that not one single expert in the field of Language Arts Education nor Math Education was a participant during the creation phase of this monster.

The involvement of Stotsky and Milgram during the validation phase was little more than a ruse, designed specifically to trick Americans into believing that the goal of Common Core was improved educational standards in our school system. Remember that Stotsky and Milgram were the only two experts ever tapped, and they served on a committee along with 28 others, all of whom were politicos. In the end, both Stotsky and Milgram refused to sign off on the program, and have since been traveling the fruited plains warning American parents about the whole thing. This video is their testimony to the Alaskan Legislature, taken during a hearing on common Core and that state's adoption of it.

Some of the more striking details you'll notice will include the fact that the members of the Validation Committee, basically a built in watch dog group, were forced to sign confidentiality agreements promising not to disclose any of the committees workings. The language arts standards deemphasized literature, and substituted informational texts. So, instead of reading Charles Dickens, our kids will be reading Barack Obama's Executive Orders. Tracts on Global Warming, Sustainability, and Keynesian Economic Theory will replace Edgar Allen Poe, Walt Whitman, and Mark Twain. Our public, and by the way private schools are being turned into Marxist indoctrination centers, and not one single citizen in our great nation voted on anything that said, "yes we should do this."

Perhaps the most disturbing thing about the whole Common Core infliction, is the small fact that it represents the entire educational system of the United States being federalized, and then offered as a gift to a few large corporations. This is crony capitalism at its worst. People of the left like to bandy about the charge of Fascism to describe any from the political right with whom they disagree, and this literally is the very definition of a Fascistic endeavor.

By the end of the eighth grade, students in common core aligned class rooms will be a full two years behind those who were not subjected to this foolishness. The scary part of that statement is that according to Dr. Milgram, the real damage occurs in high school. According to Dr. Pesta's conversation from yesterday on Common Core, our high school students will all be graduating with the exact same skills and completed course work in mathematics. According to Dr. Milgram's testimony, that level will be Algebra II, and no further. Only 33% of students who's highest level of math achievement is Algebra II will achieve a four year degree in any subject, virtually none of those students will be capable of achieving degrees necessitating higher mathematics study. Now, here's the real question, how is lowering the bar from successful completion of a primary Calculus course to Algebra II as the high water mark an improvement in math standards? This literally comes straight out of a novel written by George Orwell.

Cross Posted from Musings of a Mad Conservative.

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Comment by Lizzie on August 9, 2014 at 9:36pm

Thank you, I feel sick now.

My mind is trying to think of ways to introduce this information to all of my clueless acquaintances.  It's just spinning in circles... there's no way to cut through the static to reach them.

Because this is stupidification/ indoctrination is the fondest wish of totalitarian madmen, it's only a matter of time before they turn their attention to homeschoolers :-(

Comment by Debrajoe Smith-Beatty on August 9, 2014 at 6:16am

Obama wants America to be a good little poverty ridden communist state. He is nuts.

Comment by Agi Yaeger on August 8, 2014 at 11:27pm

I've read everything I could get my hands on common core curriculum. It is a nightmare. I saw GB's "Conform" documentary, listened to conservative hosts discuss it and now I just read this great article Michelle Malkin wrote on the subject.

I am trying to convince my family, I almost achieved that goal, to home school our grandchild. We are a family of conservative teachers and would not have any difficulty doing  so.

I just read Michelle Malkin's article and it actually made me sick to my stomach seeing  all the garbage they are forcing on our children. It's an excellent overview.

I cannot comprehend  the creation of new schools called, "social justice magnet schools" starting this fall in several states. That's the last straw! We must stop this!!!!

Read more...  Readin', Writin' and Social Justice Agitatin'

Comment by Paul R. Bedard on August 8, 2014 at 9:24pm

Common Core will keep on turning out good little COMMIES! When the hell is someone going to stop all this MADNESS!!!

Comment by bob fox on August 8, 2014 at 8:47pm
Copy and Paste this tweet on your twitter account:

Common Core is Total Federalized Control Of Education, Indoctrination and Socialism. conservativescores.org/qajs RT #StopCommonCore #USA
Comment by Carolyn Hamilton on August 8, 2014 at 8:24pm

Janis, I find your comment useless, inept.. You go ahead and study obama, I will stick with Dickens and the likes....

Comment by Steve Merkel on August 8, 2014 at 7:30pm

I can speak only for mathematics education.The damage has been inflicted long before Common Core. I saw it fifteen years ago with Everyday Math, then with Core Plus Mathematics and Connected Math. These programs are three of more than a dozen defective math programs funded by grants from EHR, a division of the National Science Foundation. So the feds have been gumming up math education for a long time now, ignoring the objections of mathematics and science professors.

Comment by Janis Eisenstark on August 8, 2014 at 6:28pm
As long as no one drags up Poe. Dickens or the like, the lack of knowledge is nothing to be concerned with. Anyone want to place a bet?
Comment by william e grant on August 8, 2014 at 6:26pm

2 + 2 = 5     (((((( EQUALS COMMON CORE )))))))))) = COMMUNIST AGENDA  = AGENDA 21 = WORLD ORDER .

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