You would think that something that unifies the standards for education across the nation would be welcomed. This way, if you have kids and you live in Boston and move to Tulsa, the same criteria and basics would have been taught. There were be, for a lack of a better phrase, no additional learning curve for your child to have to overcome. If they were in the third grade in Beantown they'd have the same foundational learning and assimilate quite smoothly into their new Oklahoma environs.
These Common Core Standards have been adopted in 45 states plus the District of Columbia, and are already being taught in districts around the country. In addition to emphasizing analytical thinking and deep learning, they are designed to make sure all students across the country are held to the same criteria. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says the measure is the "single greatest thing to happen to public education in America since Brown versus Board of Education."
What about the five states that have yet to join the program, Texas, Alaska, Minnesota, Virginia and Nebraska? All but Minnesota are Red States. Hmm. Wonder if there's anything to be read into that observation.
Let's peel away some of the onion and find out what these states have against joining the other 45.
Most of us who lived through this Hitler era remember how British Prime Minister Chamberlain gushed how great Hitler’s Youth Corps was, much like those who support Common Core today.– Donald Conkey, Cherokee Tribune
Today's teachers and psychologists are NOT being trained to educate students academically or to counsel and help people cope with their problems, but to influence their political views. Does it sound like we're becoming Castro's Cuba? I can tell you from personal experience that we're already there - The New Hampshire Tea Party
Your child or grandchild will not be able to escape Common Core materials that are anti-Christian, anti-capitalism, and anti-America. Or that are pro-homosexuality, illegal immigration, unions, environmentalism, gun control, feminism and social justice.– Elois Zeanah
Yep, these well-educated modern voices have captured the feelings and the fears of all of us. This Common Core Standards program is going to defy science and all we know to be right and just and turn our kids into gay, union card-carrying, anti-Christians who's main goal is to take our guns.
Sure sums up the program pretty darn neatly if you ask me.
It's amazing this country runs at all with this kind of stupid free to roam the range. But if you hadn't heard enough crazy yet, let me share with you the words of Glenn Beck, because his is truly the mouth that roared.
This is the progressive movement coming in for the kill. And believe me, if we don’t stop it, this will be the kill - Glenn Beck