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Warning! Not For Children

A reader writes:

Hey David:
The Patch just did a piss-poor job on the Common Core curriculum fiasco.
What they missed like all the stupid but well-meaning parents in NJ and most other states… is they have already signed off on a system that will collect data- they can’t see but people can access in government, industry- you name it. Parents will never know who is accessing the data collected from pre-K to college.

He’s referring to this pretty lame story the Patch recently ran on the subject.

He also sent along this must-watch video of Tennessee high school student Ethan Young speaking at a Knox County school board meeting:


I, personally, can’t think of one good thing to say about Common Core.  It is the complete opposite of how we should be educating our kids.  What kind of vibrant and diverse culture will our country have, what kind of innovative and dynamic economy will we have, if our children are all programmed to be interchangeable robots?  You know liberals are big believers in diversity when it comes to physical characteristics, but they think that what’s in our heads should all be exactly the same.  Wouldn’t we be better as a country if the people had a great variety of formative experiences?  Isn’t that part of how we became such a great country in the first place?  And who the hell wants the federal government, with it’s partner Bill Gates, data-mining and keeping permanent, detailed records on every single one of our children?   Ugh!

Also, not that anyone cares, but Common Core is a violation of the 10th amendment of the U.S. Constitution and illegal under the federal General Education Provisions Act.  (Don’t believe their nonsense about it being some kind of state initiative.  It is not.  Its federal.)

I came across this set of short videos by Jane Robbins of the American Principles Project.  She does a fantastic job of explaining just how bad Common Core is.  Please, please watch these.  You must have this information.  They’re only about 30 minutes in total.

Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


Part 4


Part 5


You know these people will never let up.  If we even are able to get rid of Common Core, they’ll just repackage it as some new scheme.  I wish you folks would start thinking of getting the government out of the business of educating our children and take a serious look at educational choice through a voucher system.

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