reply to post by ElectricUniverse
According to my understanding, the teachers are allowed to provide only 15 % of the content. The teachers "teach to the tests", in other words, the
teachers are teaching only that which will get the kids to pass the tests. And when the tests are administered, it is done on computer screens. The
teachers neither see the tests, nor the individual scores.
Then there's the data tracking. We talked to our local superintendant and the man in charge of curriculum. They both seemed to have no problem with
nationalizing the education through standards which are said to be a state led initiative, but they indeed are controlled at the federal level.
If one reads through the standards, which likely you can find on your local school district webpage, they are written in vagueries, so it sounds
important and detailed but you never really figure out what the real goals are. The parents are basically shut out of the curriculum.
I have written about the National Sexuality Education Standards before on other threads. The books to be used are very explicit and are pornographic
including pictures of people in bed together.
I also understand that part of the science curriculum is to teach Climate Change theories. There's your indoctrination right there, and it's easy to
see from that example who is controlling what is being taught and why they are doing it.
We have had values clarification since the 70's, but this makes it so that teachers and parents have even less control over what their children are
Back to the data tracking, the guy in charge of the curriculum here stated at our meeting that they do not share the information with third party
companies and the names are stripped from the data. That was supposed to make us feel better about them using data taken from our kid's daily
activities and storing them on servers somewhere. I grilled him until I finally got him to admit that the data was being stored at least on servers at
the school location. I asked him what would happen if the government came and asked them for information. He really didn't have an answer.
As for the type of data they are gathering and storing, he claimed they were not asking the students questions about their religion, but we have heard
that family religion is part of what they are tracking. Religion, family income, behavioral changes in the kids. He said that the reason they check
income is to see who is eligible for school lunch programs and such. See how that works?
We know that values clarification has been used for decades to "clarify" our children's values and we know that the purpose is to normalize the
children to the values of the State, whether it be for accepting gay marriage over the concept of the traditional family, or how they feel about
suicide and death. Ok so now at the federal level they are standardizing this stuff with even less control at the local level.
BIll Gates has used 5 billion of his own money from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to buy off the National Governor's Association and the PTA.
Meanwhile the President has used billions of dollars in Stimulus funds to promote Common Core. So now you know why the Stimulus was so important to
Testing companies like Pearson(all you techies know what it is) are geared to making money off the incessant computer testing of the students.
The amount of money awarded the states for implementation is not enough to pay for the total costs. The states then have to come up with their own
funds. Some states are backing out because of it.
The nationalizing of education standards goes around individual states rights and this is what makes Common Core unconstitutional.
Home schooling and private schools will be forced to adhere to the standards as all the children will need them to pass the SAT to go to college.
Common Core is tied in to Agenda 21 and focuses on Sustainability.
Microsoft is involved with the educational arm of the UN, UNESCO, so this is a globalist venture and the CFR is involved.
Here is a quick Power Point on Common Core
Utahns Against Common Core
On the South Dakotans Against Common Core page I found this interesting item
The Obama administration may raise taxes on everyone’s phone lines by about $5 per year to increase K-12 tech subsidies because most schools
cannot administer the computerized Common Core tests coming out in 2015.
Of course there are lots of resources on the topic.