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Building on the excellent foundation of standards states have laid, the Common Core State Standards are the first step in providing our young people with a high-quality education. It should be clear to every student, parent, and teacher what the standards of success are in every school.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort that established a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics that states voluntarily adopt.
The collectivism movement has its heartbeat inside education reform. It aims to lure us away from individual worth, individual wealth, individual rights, liberty or having an independent voice, all in the name of consensus, social justice, and collectivism.
In Utah, we have a problem with being too trusting. So many honest people fall into the trap of believing that others must think and behave honestly, too. And they fall into the trap of believing that collectivism or social justice have something to do with compassion.
Jesus warned his followers of this trap.
"I send you forth as as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves." (Matt. 10:16)
Because the serpents are out there. We have to be smarter than we have been. We have to identify and outsmart the serpents or we and our children will live without liberty under the collectivist banner of equality. It’s that simple. Right now, it’s called social justice. Proponents of social justice make it sound like compassion, steering clear from the pesky concepts of "individuality" or "freedom" or "local control" that the Founding Fathers bled for....
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[Editor: This book was written in the 1960's]
Excerpts from “The Naked Communist” by former FBI agent Cleon Skousen
Infiltrate and take control of one or both political parties in the U.S.
Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming that their activities violate civil rights.
Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations.
Originally posted by kozmo
S&F for bringing this forth. My sister, mother-in-law, cousin and several friends are all teachers so I have been aware of this for awhile. They are furious over this (Some of them are even unabashed liberals) and can see it for exactly what it is - compliance exercises!
Like Moochelle's school lunch program, this will not last. We're already lobbying our local school district to dump it! This needs to go viral!
Originally posted by Maluhia
I can't watch the vids, but I know good teachers who are just distraught over this. They realize where it's headed and better educated kids is NOT the end game.
Originally posted by Ex_CT2