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Common Core – Destroying America’s Future

Maybe Little Johnny really is a genius. Fear not. Common Core will thwart him.

And if Common Core doesn’t mess his future up, those clowns conspiring around the water cooler will.
And as a transplant from Indiana (whose leaders rejected Common Core), living in Utah (whose leaders embraced Common Core), I somehow feel smarter. At least, I feel better about Indiana in general.
The Department of Education, a huge faceless bureaucracy (another, one of many), an outfit ready to tell the rest of us how our children should be educated, yet  it 1) has no classrooms, 2) no teachers (sure there are probably some retired teachers employed there…double-dipping at our expense…but if they were such good teachers, why did they quit?), 3) no school administrators monitoring their performance, 4) no parents who show up at “parent-teacher” night to chew them out over their poor performance, 5) no fears that, if their students’ academic acheiement is ever compared with other students, they will be “weighed in the balances and found wanting” and … of course…6) they have absolutely  NO STUDENTS!

So, why are they designing, authorizing, administering or requiring any materials or curriculum for our children? As some one pointed out, tongue in cheek, recently, “Legislators are not smarter than the rest of us.” That goes for the executive branch also. And it goes doubly for bureaucrats. Is “tripley” a word?
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Stephen Bowers

Stephen Bowers

I am an attorney in Las Vegas who has always wanted to draw political cartoons, partly because I like drawing, but mostly because I enjoy ridiculing pompous know-nothings. Verbally debating them gets nowhere. They don't know they're beaten. But poking fun at them in a drawing leaves them without recourse or rebuttal. What can they do...? Call me names, whine, cuss me ... or maybe draw a witty riposte? Unlikely.
Steve Bowers, Esq.

  • jdbixii

    The great tragedy of America is that the uniqueness of minority diversity has been allowed to force an evolution of culture, language and educational standards which defy and deny the importance of assimilation based upon a common language, a factual presentation of American History, the importance of the commonality of the Judeo-Christian heritage as foundational and uniting, and the importance of law and order in our national life. The liberalism of the last 54 years has nothing to recommend it, as it is a disavowal of much of what made us, arguably, the greatest nation on the face of the earth. The “core” of education should never change. Reading, writing and arithmetic were, are and will always be indispensable elements in education. The methods that were successful years ago are tried and true. Discipline is basic to both subject and the diligence necessary to acquire it. Education is ALL about discipline. Allowing everybody to do their own unique “thing” does not prepare people to succeed in a society which has to demand conformity to common standards. Those standards have to be high and they have to be universal and they have to be preparatory of marketable skills which equip a person to be personally responsible, competitive and competent to succeed. Education can not be an experimental, research lab for liberal thinkers at the expense of a generation of young people who deserve a legitimate education.
    Knowledge is Power, NOT Power is Knowledge.
    If you think diversity has something to recommend it, consider this. The U.S. entered WW I on December 17, 1917. The Treaty of Versailles concluding WW I was signed on Nov. 11, 1918. The U.S. entered WW II on Dec. 7, 1941. WW II ended on Aug. 8, 1945.
    The Korean War lasted from Jul. 4, 1950, to Jul. 27, 1953 with American troops still in Korea.
    By contrast, the Viet Nam War lasted from December 1956 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975, with nine years of combat (1964-1973) for American troops.
    The War on Terror has been fought since the suicide-bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on Oct. 23, 1983, or, if you will, with the first bombing of the World Trade Center on Feb. 26, 1993, or, with the destruction of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001 and in Nov., 2001 in Afghanistan and in March, 2003 in Iraq. This war is still going on. Why? Because politicians are controlling
    wars of attrition which have no reasonable goals.
    Look long and hard at the history of the last 64 years. It can not be spun as “common core.”

    • Frederikahere

      Good post.
      Assimilation has now been deemed “racist.” Actual Americans of all colors etc are being replaced because TPTB know we would never bend to slavery knowingly. We are rapidly being outnumbered, so when the fall comes, there will not be enough of us to preserve this precious country. Why do you think illegals are being not only encouraged but actually enticed to come here?

  • 4lifeandfreedom

    How did Common Core become the education system in so many states, but has just been exposed over the last couple of years?

    • Steve Tanton

      Because Americans in general are complacent, ignorant and prefer “free stuff” over liberty.

      • jmortensen

        Not all of us feel that way .. we need to take our VOTING rights seriously ..VOTE for Christian Conservatives

    • reggiec

      Because the states got money for adopting it. It seems many people both in government and individuals have become slaves to the federal government in order to get some of the money they pay in taxes back. Of course they do not get back much of it. All the non-producers in the chain of collecting the taxes, dividing it up, and then sending some back all get their cut. It is kind of like organized crime; everyone gets a cut depending on their status and bribes are paid or threats made to get people to comply.

    • SheNemo

      Didn’t start out bad, but is getting worse, the “writers” are getting braver.
      A lot of states don’t like it now, and will not give it up because of the $$ they will lose…………..I call that chicken S___!!!!!!!!!

      Playing games with our kids, not right!!!!
      common core is pure evil!!!!!

      • jmortensen

        following the money will eventually run you off the cliff
        And our kids will be uneducated !

        • SheNemo

          Yeppers, our wonderful gov. is dumbing us down, and we are toooooo dammmm dumb to realize it!!!!!!
          Is that a “catch 22?”…………or just dammed if you do and dammed if you don’t?
          The money is already off the cliff, worth notta, seeds-food-water-bartering items, there’s your future wealth.

  • Steve Tanton

    “If it is believed that these elementary schools will be better managed by the governor and council or any other general authority of the government, than by the parents within each ward, it is a belief against all experience.” – Thomas Jefferson (in response to a 1780 bill which proposed placing education in the hands of state officials, The Commonwealth of Virginia)

  • patriotman

    Common Core has no common sense. It is not about educating kids the right way it is about brain washing kids.

    • jmortensen

      they don’t want your brains they want your brawn ..
      They can’t lose all the workers to welfare ..

  • Charles_Higley

    Common Core is part of the UN Agenda 21 goal of having relatively uneducated people, as they consume less than educated people. They also believe that people should only be taught enough to get a skilled labor job and no further; they need a work force.

    Meanwhile, Bill Gates has plowed $150 million into Common Core, as it is largely computer based, and he stands to make billions from it. The curriculum of Common Core is riddled with propaganda and lies. The math is designed to frustrate students, which gives the teachers plenty to write up for the record. Little Billy’s going to look like a hot-headed, short-tempered malcontent and will surely be on the government’s radar when he is older and wants to do adult things.

    And, they want to wire the students and teachers with biometric measuring devices, even including brain scans when the equipment is ready. They also want teachers to log all student behavior, moods, opinion, religion, and any parents’ personal information that can be gleaned from the students—this would effectively be teachers making psychiatric evaluations. It all goes to the same people who will have our Obamacare files on everybody. This is a cradle to grave observation system, such that they can track and evaluate anybody at any time.

    And, with the new cobbled up list of fake psychiatric problems in the latest publication, they can pretty well deny Constitutional rights and particularly 2nd Amendments rights to most anybody.

    They have decided that Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is anyone who does not march with the drummer, particularly anyone who opposes the wishes of the government. Why on Earth would anybody not like the government’s wishes?

  • illinoisfred

    Where can I find out just what is in Common Core?

    • HCUA

      Type in John Birch Society and find the 2 hour speech By Dr. Pesta. Be sure that you are sitting when you watch. At 1:10, watch the math problem, and at 1:44, see the sex chart. No pics, but, repulsive. You will then have about as much as you want to know.

    • Fred

      Here is the official site.
      http://www.corestandards.org/

  • HCUA

    It should be called Common ( rotten to the ) Core.

  • Frederikahere

    My kid has been inflicted lately with common core. It is to education, what Obamacare is to health care.
    Judging by her homework, in this case math, it is training kids to be inefficient at best and disabling them to get to the correct answer quickly and logically. In English it is teaching them to be scanners, not readers who can probe literature for it’s deeper meanings. You scan first, postulate a theory about what the page says( but don’t read it carefully!) then get a “working” premise, which may actually be incorrect.
    Wish I could homeschool my kid! I spend hours un-schooling her as it is.

  • adrianvance

    The path to absolute socialism is one painted with substandard education.

    Come see us at The Two Minute Conservative via Google or at
    adrianvance.blogspot.com and you will be well armed to deal with
    liberals.

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