To The Editor:
Common Core is a national curriculum enforced by national assessments and controlled by anti-Western elites through an immense and deeply invasive collection of data.
Common Core follows the 1930s Progressive Education, the 1950s Secular Humanist Education and the 1990s Outcome Based Education.
Obama’s U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, opines, “traditionally the federal government in the U.S. has had a limited role in educational policy. The Obama administration has sought to fundamentally shift the federal role, so that the department is doing much more.”
Common Core is fractured thinking and a smorgasbord of short snippets of literature and history without contexts, math without logic, and science based on political thought instead of the scientific method.
Brookings Institute . . . “evidence suggests that the Common Core will have little effect on American students’ achievement.”
Heritage Foundation Issue Brief by University of Arkansas Education Reform Professor Sandra Stotsky, “Common Core’s standards not only present a serious threat to state and local education authority, but also put academic quality at risk.”
Kentucky did a Common Core pilot program and saw proficiency rates drop by 30 percent.
Children will take a test on this new, national curriculum (already adopted by 46 states) and how will they be measured?
Common Core downplays academics and focuses on attitudes, beliefs, diversity and behavior. A data base called inBloom will store your student’s name, address, Social Security number, blood type, hair color, weight, test scores, nicknames, religion, attitudes, income level, medical history, psychological evaluations, bus stop times and political affiliation.
The curriculum calls for sensors to “measure” facial expression to detect emotion. A black bracelet strapped to each child’s wrist to measure blood volume, pulse and galvanic skin response to examine student frustration — physiological response data, is what is coming.
Common Core is a massive liberal brainwash that will create a country full of socialists, dependent on the state for everything and those indoctrinated will be happy to live that way.