Common Core Part Of Mao and Lenin Handbooks
As Ravitch pointed out, major corporations published full-page advertisements in the New York Times and paid for television commercials warning that unless Common Core standards were immediately adopted our economy would be seriously threatened. The Council on Foreign Relations, chaired by none other than Joel Klein and Condoleezza Rice, warned that our national security was at risk unless Common Core was adopted without delay. (And people were browbeating me because I said Rice was as much of a conservative as my right shoe, but I digress.)
Let me make this easy for you. Common Core standards is an across-the-board, pre-K to the end of your child’s education, system of teaching whereby every student is mandated to be taught the exact same thing and for all intents and purposes taught the exact same thing during the same period of time. In brief, it is a standard of education that creates automatons.
But let me back up to ask what should be obvious. If, as the so-called experts are postulating, the future of America will collapse without Common Core, then someone needs to tell me how we survived to become the greatest country in history with a free market capitalist system envied the world over without it? The simple truth is that Common Core is right out of Mao’s “Redbook” — his manifesto for communism. Common Core could very well be the final death-knell for the minds of our children. Textbooks, ad nauseum, will be uniform. And while in the past, states such as Texas were able to dictate what textbooks would be used in their schools, that ability will be removed. Parents and school administrators will have no say in what the children in their schools are taught.
Most parents are unaware of the distortions, misinformation, and omissions in the textbooks being written by liberals today. As a matter of fact, most parents not only have no clue, but they have never even given thought to the accuracy of the books their children are being taught from.
Imagine your children attending classrooms like those under Mao Tse-tung the evil dictator of Communist China. That’s where Common Core is taking our children. It gives unprecedented control of the minds of our children from their earliest years. It also allows government to segregate our children based on their dictates into groups that they control. And, just as sinister, it allows government to ultimately control what is taught in private Christian schools and in home schooling. And it has long been understood that the public school system wanted to do away with home schooling. Common Core also allows government to dictate which children are admitted to what schools and what career paths are available to which children.
I know, I know. You’re saying c’mon Mychal you’re exaggerating and just trying to scare us. To which I would ask, did children learn more before Carter created the Department of Education, or after it? I would ask, what have the billions of tax dollars that have gone into public schools done to raise the level of accomplishment by students? I would remind you that, since the early 1980s, we have been told that all it takes is more money, and our children will be academic standouts. When, in reality, billions of dollars after billion of dollars have netted the same results — diminished student performance.
How did Americans achieve the advances in medicine, technology, and science without Common Core if we are now being told we cannot survive educationally and economically — and that our national security is threatened — unless it is implemented?
Common Core is a ruse to further entrench communism in America. Obama’s government has built on what Carter, Clinton, and Bush started. While people are running about distracted by things that will bear no fruit, the two greatest threats are on the doorstep of full implementation, i.e., Obamacare and Common Core.
And as Dr. Walter Williams noted, “Vladimir Lenin said, ‘Give me four years to teach children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.’ That’s the [true] goal of the leftist teaching agenda.” (Student Indoctrination; CNSNews.com; 9/17/13)
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Without getting into the particulars of whether or not common core is good (I can see your opinion here)… I do not know enough about common core to make up my mind. However, in the interest of truthfulness, I am just going to point out some issues with your post:
1.) “In brief, it is a standard of education that creates automatons.” – – IF a child attends a public school, ANYWHERE in the US, they are already being prepared to become automatons. The purpose of public education was and continues to be to prepare good workers. The purpose of a public education has never been to create thinkers.
2.) “Textbooks, ad nauseum, will be uniform. And while in the past, states such as Texas were able to dictate what textbooks would be used in their schools, that ability will be removed. Parents and school administrators will have no say in what the children in their schools are taught.” – – A few things… textbooks are already uniform. As an educator, you have two choices: textbooks from California or textbooks from Texas… that is it and has been it for as long as I know of. So, “states” do not dictate what will be in textbooks. Texas and California do. And, believe me, I live in Texas and you DO NOT want Texas dictating what your child learns. Parents have not had any say in what their public schooled child learns historically and neither to school administrators. The mandates have trickled down from the states, aligned with the textbooks. So, this is nothing new and is not unique to the common core.
4. “Most parents are unaware of the distortions, misinformation, and omissions in the textbooks being written by liberals today. As a matter of fact, most parents not only have no clue, but they have never even given thought to the accuracy of the books their children are being taught from.” As a graduate student I did a study in textbook accuracy and they have Never been historically accurate. They have been written from a singular viewpoint and have left out entire swaths of history. Yes, there are many things that historians agree upon but there are also many others that historians do not agree upon. So, this is not a liberal problem, but it is a textbook problem… regardless of the author. Textbooks have contained a singular viewpoint long before the common core came along.
5. “It also allows government to segregate our children based on their dictates into groups that they control.” You make this statement in any lower class, majority minority, inner city classroom in any city across the country and you will be laughed at. The educational system has, for years, has segregated children based on their dictates into groups that they control. I challenge you to give a hard long look at the school to prison pipeline and then you report on how children are segregated into controllable groups. Nothing new, my friend.
6. “Common Core also allows government to dictate which children are admitted to what schools and what career paths are available to which children.” Again, same comments that I made in point number 5 apply here. Nothing new. This is called racial segregation and it happens every single day, every single minute, in every single city of the United States. Look up redlining and its connection to the Roosevelt Administration… a legacy that continues to this day and that defines the very futures that our children will have… based upon what zip code they live in… based upon the color of their skin.
I challenge you to THINK. Everything that you have stated is not special to common core. These are THE challenges of public education. These are THE things that our children have to overcome regardless as to who is designing the curriculum. So, as long as we are liberal or conservative bashing and pointing the fingers saying, “you’re bad b/c you’re a liberal” or “you’re bad because you’re a conservative,” we get NOwhere. What is needed is a good long look at ourselves and to admit that we are NOT serving our children well – – ALL our children.
And… I also want to add onto point on #6… this was not just a Roosevelt issue. Look up the history of HUD under the Nixon administration and the transfer of George Romney from its leader to the Ambassador of Mexico (a position that he declined). See how well Nixon “fixed” the problem of housing segregation…. you want to “fix” education? (Granted you never said you wanted to “fix” it, but I must believe you care based upon the fact that you spend so much time covering the common core), starting with racism and racial segregation is an EXCELLENT place to start!
All you really need to know about Common Core is: One size education for all doesn’t work. It is the dumb-down of America. The only way reform is going to happen is when parents in mass home school. There is plenty of support available for parents, just refuse to comply with government indoctrination.