Liberals knew that if they could capture the schools, they would have future generations of people agreeing with them on almost everything.
They sold parents on the premise that public education is “free.” In reality, it has been very costly, not only in monetary value but in ideological devaluation.
Mike Huckabee does not seem to understand this.
“[F]ormer Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) called on conservatives to ‘stop the fight’ over the Common Core standards and, instead, consider the positive effects the nationalized standards might have on students in poor-performing schools.”
Every school my wife and I have taught in, including public schools, homeschooling, private schools, which are the real public schools, church-related schools, for-profit schools, and classical schools) has had standards from pre-school to senior high. Every school has standards, even schools where kids graduate only being able to read at a 7th-grade level.
There didn’t seem to be a problem with learning when I was going to school. Each year there were courses that had to be taken and expectations that had to be met. It’s not rocket science.
The problem isn’t with the standards; it’s with the content of the curriculum that is about indoctrination rather than learning, liberalism, the goals of those in control of education, the competency of the teachers, unions, and the motivation of the students.
You can have the best set of standards the world has ever seen and yet there still will be unmotivated students and disinterested parents.
If it’s just about standards, then all a school needs to do is spend time at some of the nation’s best schools and follow their example.
Poor-performing schools aren’t the result of the curriculum. It’s more about expectations, motivation, the demand for excellence, and why an education is necessary.
The education establishment today is more concerned about pushing a certain leftist ideology. The goal is control.
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