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.
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