COMMON CORE INDOCTRINATION
Over the last half century, the public
school establishment in America has achieved enormous results, if the intention was to
dumb down the population. The term public is archaic, since the current age promotes an
internationalist interdependency culture, where the state defines institutional roles and
sanctions accepted standards. The public plays virtually no effective role in this
process. For this reason the proper term to use is government indoctrination centers.
Bringing back the McGuffey
Readers as the alternative to the state syllabus of common core is a step in the right
direction. Our Dysfunctional Public Education
Is No Accident essay lays out the correct standard.
needs to be about teaching the tools, methods and process of "How To Think". The
mission of the instructor is one of developing the intuitive nature of inquiry that is
natural in every person. Training the intrinsic urge of curiosity as the means of
discriminating and rational thought is the prime goal for the educator. But to
achieve this level of tutoring the teacher must be founded in their own understand in
logic and analytical thinking. In today's classroom, social engineering has replaced
Aristotle, Locke and Kant with the latest celebrity of multiculturalism."
The Common Core
site attempts to outline the purpose and worthiness of their education standards.
Sounds like a noble goal; however, what is the reality?
"As a natural outgrowth of meeting the charge to define college and career
readiness, the Standards also lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person in
the twenty-first century. Indeed, the skills and understandings students are expected to
demonstrate have wide applicability outside the classroom or workplace. Students who meet
the Standards readily undertake the close, attentive reading that is at the heart of
understanding and enjoying complex works of literature. They habitually perform the
critical reading necessary to pick carefully through the staggering amount of information
available today in print and digitally. They actively seek the wide, deep, and thoughtful
engagement with high-quality literary and informational texts that builds knowledge,
enlarges experience, and broadens worldviews. They reflexively demonstrate the cogent
reasoning and use of evidence that is essential to both private deliberation and
responsible citizenship in a democratic republic. In short, students who meet the
Standards develop the skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening that are the
foundation for any creative and purposeful expression in language."
Dr. Susan Berry presents a wealth of information and resource links in her article, Common
Core Rooted In Math Class Social Justice Indoctrination "While proponents of the
Common Core claim that the new standards are focused on "college and career
readiness," more evidence is surfacing that a central purpose of the initiative is social
justice and income redistribution indoctrination." This one example sums up the
"Radical Math boasts over 700 lesson plans, articles, charts, books, and websites
that cover a wide range of socio-political issues including redistribution of wealth,
discrimination against the poor by whites, corporations, banks, etc., and the message that
widespread racism against blacks continues in the United States today."
Now compare this critical appraisal to the lofty mission of math back in the Common
Core mission statement. How can this statement below square with the above practice?
"For over a decade, research studies of mathematics education in high-performing
countries have pointed to the conclusion that the mathematics curriculum in the United
States must become substantially more focused and coherent in order to improve mathematics
achievement in this country. To deliver on the promise of common standards, the standards
must address the problem of a curriculum that is "a mile wide and an inch deep."
These Standards are a substantial answer to that challenge."
Integration into a 21th century business and social model is the
ultimate intent of the common core objective. Nowhere is there a debate of what kind of
future mankind wants or the kind of reality that all human beings are intrinsically part
of. Those questions require the study in humanity education and liberal arts training that
are quite different from the instruction in algorithm programming.
The world view of this common core inculcation presupposes that
society accepts their premises as a fait accompli. Their technocrat approach to
instruction demands that authentic education must be marginalized if not outright
eliminated. The traditional Christian cosmology has no place in this brave new world. In
the article, Common
Cores Negative Impact on Education and Biblical Literacy, explains the
destructive nature of this dehumanizing standardization.
"The central organizing theme of the Common Core ELA standards is that study of
creative literature must be diminished in favor of nonfiction "informational
texts." The idea is that students should be drilled in the types of documents they
are more likely to encounter in their entry-level jobs (and make no mistake, Common Core
is a workforce-development model, not an education model).
The fundamental problem with the Common Core approach is that, to achieve its
job-training goals, it recognizes no difference between one "complex" text and
another "complex" text. A great work of literature has value far beyond the
complexity of the words used it allows students to understand the eternal human
condition; it allows them to confront human challenges that recur throughout the ages; it
teaches empathy, prudence, forgiveness; it transports the readers to places and times not
their own. The Common Core ELA standards are, quite simply, indifferent to this type of
education. Training, not educating, is their goal. They are not interested in helping
students become the people God created them to be; they are interested in creating
You can just hear the profane condemnation from the American Federation of Teacher
and the National
Education Association opposing the mere mention of God in their secular temples of
perdition. Irony excluded how biblical revelation dare be debated in a non-judgmental
culture of relativism. At the heart of the government school establishment is an unending
choir of fallen angels that preach their vision of paradise, while demanding ever higher
budgets and far greater control over the indoctrination of their impressionable guinea
America is now a country stuck on stupid, greatly because of this
unholy and apocalyptic system that dooms our society. Gee, moving to a common
core curriculum has the intent to eliminate the last remnants of independent school
boards. Home Schooling is also threatened as the article, What Homeschool Parents Need to Know
about the Common Core argues.
"One factor is the century-long effort to nationalize and standardize American
education. The standardization efforts have their roots in Dewey, Cubberley, and the
schools of education at Stanford and Columbia. They picked up steam in the 1960s and 1970s
as the national teachers unions gained more power. They strengthened more when
President Jimmy Carter fulfilled a promise to the NEA by creating a separate,
cabinet-level Department of Education.
The educrats dream of a day when every student in America will receive exactly the same
education, using the same textbooks and lesson plans. Those textbooks and lesson plans
will, of course, be developed by the best and the brightest, who will pass them down on
tablets of stone. The worker bees and drones will be programmed to follow them exactly.
This is a nightmare scenario, one which anyone who believes in individual rights, local
control, and federalism should oppose at every opportunity. The Common Core Standards
become dangerous when they form a stepping stone which helps to move the educrats
Top down control always is intended to eradicate the voice of the individual. Under a
national coordinated imposition of federal funding, local school districts have become
dependent upon the conditional requirements of conformity to keep the money flowing.
So what is the solution? From the Dysfunctional Public Education Is No Accident
"Reform is no long possible. A Federal Department of Education hastens central
controls for social compliance. At this point, an education free from public schools, has
more value than going through the disinformation that is currently being taught. The
errors that are learned in childhood are more difficult to overturn, then if they were
never acquired in the first place. So what exactly is the advantage in an education under
government approved instructors? If you want to reverse the decay in moral aptitude, you
must find alternatives for the education of your children."
Common Core pronouncements sound so nice. In spite of this, the key question is whether
their program of study teaches the principles of developing good citizens. Lest we forget,
a good citizen is an independent thinking and rationally responsible trained advocate of
liberty and moral values. Maintaining and expanding a structure of mindless and obedient
state compliance is ridiculous.
Our founding fathers were distinguished, well spoken and skilled in the understanding
of human nature. Todays specimens, hatched from government schools, are
chicken-livered dimwits that aspire to the lowest paradigm that a common core can
establish. The miserable failure of the taxpayer collective education system is undeniable
by any judicious measure. RIP before the entire nation dies.
is the pen name of a reformed, former political operative. This pundit's formal
instruction in History, Philosophy and Political Science served as training for activism,
on the staff of several politicians and in many campaigns. He is a past columnist for
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