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Common Core is a Common Failure


Every day you read in the news about how, after switching to Common Core, achievement has plummeted. And yet, officials keep defending this failed system.

In Massachusetts: “A new report by the Boston-based Pioneer Institute found that since switched to new educational standards to be in line with national Common Core in 2010, Massachusetts’ success in math and English education has diminished, and scores on national tests have gone down. Public officials have defended the new standards. The Sun’s reporter at the State House, J.D. Capelouto, has this story.”

Read more… and at Pioneer Institute

In Illinois: Statewide test results: 72 percent of Williamsville Junior students failed math

“About 28 percent of Williamsville Junior High School students passed annual math assessments in 2017 and nearly three quarters of students failed, according to a Sangamon Sun analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, is administered to third- through eighth-graders in Illinois, testing them in reading and math based on Common Core standards.”

In New Jersey: Reports’ Claims of Achievement Growth in Newark Fall Flat

“According to the reports, the Zuckerberg donation initiated a series of “reforms” in the Newark schools. These reforms are divided into “within-school” (personnel changes, Common Core implementation, turnaround schools, and a teacher contract featuring differentiated pay) and “between-school” (school closures, charter school expansion, and universal enrollment) components.”

Tracing the Origins of Today’s Education

School to Work; Goals 2000; Outcome Based Education

The following excerpt from the Congressional Record neatly summarizes and exposes the origins and intents of OBE, STW, and Goals 2000.

HON. HENRY HYDE in the House of Representatives THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1997

Mr. HYDE: Mr. Speaker, no one doubts that education is a vital importance to our country. The question that must be answered is what role should the Federal Government play in supporting education? We have seen more and more legislative efforts to increase the Federal, as opposed to the local role, and this trend concerns many Americans, including myself.

As we engage in debate, it is useful to understand the context, the historical background, of some efforts to increase the central government’s intrusion into what has been a largely local responsibility. Dr. D.L. Cuddy, a former senior associate with the U.S. Department of Education, has written an interesting historical commentary on the school to work concept which I believe warrants the attention of Members.

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State School Board Chairs Often Unqualified

Consider that you are being ruled over by unelected, appointed cronies of whatever party is in power at the time. Those individuals may not even be qualified for the dubious positions may they hold.

In particular we are referring to current SSB Chair Tom Raffio, who claims he knows of NO bias in the public schools (yes he put that in writing), and John Lyons, former SSB Chair who admitted when appointed he knew nothing about the job but would ‘learn’.

What would happen if a conservative program were suggested to be installed as a permanent part of the public school curriculum? Perhaps the teaching of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the proper role of each in America should be included as well as the promotion of the UDHR, a document that proposes a policy that is in direct conflict with our Bill of Rights, and other UN efforts to overtake US sovereignty?

“New Hampshire is the right size to be an incubator for all these new programs” Lyons stated.

We beg to differ. We think that not only is it wrong to force children to be part of a political campaign, but it is illegal to do it with taxpayer monies.

Please read more from this 2010 article from the Coalition of NH Taxpayers which reveals what John Lyons wanted to do to your children.

Graphic Dating Survey Developed in NH

Graphic “dating” survey given to high school students in Andover, Mass. Crude questions on sexual experience, homosexuality, criminal assault, and more. Outraged parents confront school officials.

“According to the press report, this survey was created by a department at the University of New Hampshire. It is part of a national program funded by the Obama Justice Department promoting the “campus rape culture” myth, and is called “Bringing in the Bystander.” People from the university are traveling to 30 high schools in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire to administer the survey to students.”

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Letter: Education Hijacked

Letter: Education Hijacked
Posted: March 04, 2016
by Deirdre Clemons, Naples

Most colleges promote anti-American, pro-Marxist themes.

However, unbeknownst to parents, education reforms over the last 40 years in K-12 have also shifted from teaching academics (basic facts and classical literature) to teaching “politically correct” concepts through social and emotional methods.

This explains why many who are 40 and under love socialism. It explains our low ACT scores (Florida is 45th of 50), and why we are not allowed to see Florida’s new FSA test. If parents saw the “test,” we would see that it does not measure academic knowledge; rather, it measures inculcation of desired attitudes and beliefs. It is an “education of equity” for a 21st century global society.

Common Core (aka Sunshine State Standards) was brought to us by Bill Gates and UNESCO through the National Governor’s Association (a lobbying group) and the Council of Chief State School Officers. In 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act, requiring UNESCO’s “universal design for learning,” a global “master curriculum” promoting globalism and “social justice” by using climate change to shape global citizens. To succeed, materials must demote American values, undermine the Constitution, and detach children from faith and family. (Representatives from 21 countries met in Dubai to discuss implementing Common Core in their countries also.)

This explains why our youth cannot answer questions about U.S. history or our republic form of government, yet join groups (Occupy Wall Street) so full of emotion, and yet so brainless (social/emotional learning). The “education experts” are in control, the same ones who love Marx and hate America’s Constitution, free markets, and Judeo-Christian foundation.

Education has been hijacked, at all levels, right under our noses.

S 306 Must Be Stopped

by Anita Hoge

The challenge is on. Today, News With Views released my rebuttal to Michael Farris, HSLDA.

As everyone who has been following the federal legislation of Sen. Ted Cruz knows, that S 306 attached to Alexander’s and Kline’s Reauthorization of ESEA, called “Every Student Achieves Act”, will totally control all schools and all students in the United States. The impetus to strangle public schools and push accredited charter schools without elected boards is at a fever pitch.

Be sure that Senator Lee hears from us, too. He sponsored S 306. We won’t let him get off that easy. He along with Cruz and Farris are partners in THIS CHOICE charade.

This is a warning to private, religious, and homeschools. Learn the implications in S 306.

Do not support S 306 or any legislation that would use Title I portability for federal CHOICE.


National Campaign Launched to Abolish U.S. Education Department

Indeed this is the crux of the matter. Do the feds, or even the state, have a right to interfere in local educational matters? We have always thought arguing about “standards” imposed by the feds or state, gave them too much legitimacy when the REAL argument should be that their involvement are just plain illegal and unconstitutional.

It would make sense therefore, that any constitutional candidate for president, would support the idea of dissolving the federal department of education.

After years of running up against unconstitutional federal education mandates imposed on states using bribes and bludgeoning from Washington, D.C., a group of parents and grassroots education activists from across America is launching a fresh effort to shut down the U.S. Department of Education once and for all. The mission: “Stop Fed Ed.”

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TED CRUZ’S Proposed S 306: How Does It Work?

by Anita Hoge

His Scary Federal Education “Choice” as a Civil Right, His Fake Repeal of Common Core, and His Phony Support of Homeschools Revealed

PROBLEM: Ted Cruz forces Common Core onto every private, religious, and homeschool in his proposed S 306 with Federal Choice (which is NO choice at all).

Please read:

Supporters of Ted Cruz have been blinded by his words. Study what he has written. When one makes the comment, “…the first time that a private school takes a penny of federal money, those federal strings come along with the federal dollars (IDEA, Section 504, Title I, Title IX, etc.). It is those federal programs that force private schools to lose the very reason they are private,” it shows they have little insight into the entire agenda.

With S 306 a private school does NOT accept “federal dollars,” they accept the “federal child.” The money “follows the child.” When an ESA is packed full of government money in a scholarship or voucher, the word government is erased from the money when it is handed to the new school of choice that enrolled the federal child…it just becomes money that is transferred from parent to school…it’s about the child. So the real agenda totally escapes some. A private or religious school must accept the “federal child.” All federal kids have the availability to move to a new school. This is the Title I civil rights and eliminating the “zip code” issue that both Obama and Ted Cruz talk about.

But, ESSA is the federal monitoring machine that enforces “public school choice” accountability for the government’s investment. That ESA money pays for more than tuition to go to the school of your choice. It also pays for “direct student services” which follow and stick to the federal child with the money right into that private or religious school. Title I identifies the child to move to any school. IDEA identifies the child for psychobabble intervention services. This is what “follow the child” means. Common Core standards are for individual children that also “follow the child.” It’s the law of the land. It may not be legal, but the legislation was passed. Many people miss that control. That’s why the NCES state longitudinal data systems/data mining/data sharing/FERPA fiasco created the unique national ID…to monitor know, “follow the child” right into the workforce. Cruz supporters are blinded by their candidate. Read Pennsylvania Moratorium on Data:

What about homeschools? We didn’t see mention of that section of Cruz’s bill.

As far as all of the other candidates running for president, you believe that Cruz is the one who believes they will stick to the Constitution. I believe otherwise. You better read through ESSA and take better notes on the state sovereignty issue and then study what Cruz plans to do. No one has explained more precisely than Barack Obama and Ted Cruz what they will do to our Constitution. Cruz explains in S 306 how he plans to do that. No other candidate has been as clear as to what their motives truly are. Ted Cruz wrote it like he meant it. Control.

Other candidates have shown their willingness to do the same, just not so blatant: all governors know the agenda, so that eliminates Christy, Jebbie, Kasich. They are all part of the agenda. Fiorina is part of the data mining federal government machine. Rubio leans toward choice, vocational Ed and charters. Carson, supports choice. Trump same thing. But Common Core and Choice are buzz words. We have no idea what these last three will do to uphold the Constitution and protect our future as Americans. But if they knew about Cruz’s agenda, would they support the same thing?

I can tell you what I do know. I do know that S 306 was written by a traitor.
S 306 was written by an establishment insider. That insider is Ted Cruz.

Re-read the last few paragraphs of my small article on Ted Cruz again, again, and again. It’s hard to retract something as blatant as Ted Cruz’s openness to do away with Representative government and say he’s for the Constitution.

PS: Cruz just wrote a bill that gives DC scholarships to ALL children. What do you think of that? Is this the first pilot for per pupil expenditures with Title I portability in ESSA?