It’s amazing how presumptuous liberals can be – from their fervent belief that their ideas represent the majority, to the sanctimony they have when speaking down to we conservatives. All of their ideas are theirs, so they must be better than what we small-minded, fly-over country Americans believe. The Common Core has driven some of these liberal elitists to up their game in insane rhetoric. One Massachusetts liberal and former Secretary of Education for the state of Massachusetts now claims that your children belong to everyone… so everyone should decide how they are educated.
(And by everyone he of course means liberal coastal elites and not you.)
Paul Reville, the former secretary of education for Massachusetts and a Common Core supporter, said, “To be sure, there’s always a small voice – and I think these voices get amplified in the midst of these arguments – of people who were never in favor of standards in the first place and never wanted to have any kind of testing or accountability and those voices get amplified.”
“But those are a tiny minority,” he said. “An overwhelming majority of teachers are saying this is something – as [panelist] Toby [Romer] said – that makes sense.”
Reville continued, “Again, the argument about where it came from I think privileges certain sort of fringe voices about federalism and states’ rights, and things of that nature, when really what we’re doing at the national level here now, state by state, is what a lot of our states thought made sense individually.”
“Why should some towns and cities and states have no standards or low standards and others have extremely high standards when the children belong to all of us and would move [to different states in their educational lives]?”
“And the same logic applies to the nation,” Reville said. “And it makes sense to educators. It makes sense to policymakers, and it’s why people have voluntarily entered into this agreement.”
“So, it’s less about where it came from and more about, ‘Okay, now we settled on this as a set of targets, what are the strategies we need to implement, to be successful at it?’ because educators and students want to be successful,” Reville said.
How can such a well-educated man be so ignorant?
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