The Federal Government is getting ready to put its fiscal boot on Indiana and to make an example of the State because it has opted out of Common Core. In a letter, a clear threat to the State,if the Federal Government deems the State’s new standards as less stringent than Common Core the State will lose its No Child Left Behind exemption and millions in education funding. The fact is, whether the State’s standards are stricter than those of Common Core or not, the Feds will say they are not up to snuff. The Feds are planning to make an example of Indiana in order to make sure other States stay in line and don’t opt out. Common Core opens the door for this oppressive Federal Education grab.
Hidden in Common Core is revisionist history, dumbed down math, and a data collection protocol designed to let the Federal Government “guide” your children into the the career that the Feds think is best for them. The Soviet Union before it failed did just this by identifying talents and putting kids where they though those kids should go. Of course, if the need is for factory workers, suddenly the kids are suited for the factory. If the kid is a great athlete and a great artist he will be forced to be one or the other because the government has a hole he fits in. Common Core is totalitarianism at its worst.
There are teacher’s ads running nationwide supporting Common Core and telling everyone how wonderful this ultimate power grab of your children’s future is. The concept of being College and Career ready is nothing more than being able to say to a child; “based on your prior achievement you are going to have to be a plumber.” Einstein would have been a janitor based on his early schooling. These teachers that support Common Core are traitors to freedom and traitors to the very principles that teachers should follow.
Common Core is about dumbing everyone down to the lowest common denominator not bringing everyone up to their greatest potential. It used to be that teachers cared about every students maximum achievement, not their minimum test passing ability. Teachers unions protect the weakest teachers while not rewarding the ones that really care about their kids’ future. This leads to less and less true education. Common Core solves this by dictating not the education but the tests the kids pass. Education as such is destroyed. The ability for kids to think and be their best is destroyed. The bleak future of government assigned jobs and dictated work roles is well on its way to being created.
Wake UP —————- This Failed in Every Country that Tried It. (Chine, USSR, Eastern Europe before the wall came down.)
Common Core is the single largest step toward a state run economy. If you think the failure of the economy in the last five years is something, Common Core will make today look like the good old days spreading misery and poverty beyond reason. If you are a teacher, learn your history, learn the facts, not what the government is telling you. Oppose Common Core.