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Friday, November 02, 2012

Common Core Is Called ObamaCore

For several years, foundations and other groups have been working on plans to force a national curriculum, called Common Core standards, on all elementary and secondary school students.

Despite the claim that adopting these Common Core standards will be voluntary, researchers have figured out that these standards will ultimately become federal requirements and their adoption by the states will almost certainly become INvoluntary. This will be achieved by the carrot-and-stick method. The carrot is the offer of federal money, such as Race to the Top money which is granted if, and only if, the states first adopt the Common Core standards. The stick is the threat to withhold federal funds from states that don't obey. Common Core standards have been enthusiastically embraced by the Obama Administration, so some opponents are now calling them "Obama Core." They ought to be held unconstitutional because the federal government has no power over education under our Constitution. Obama Core is also unlawful since it violates federal laws that specifically prohibit the federal government from having any sayso over curriculum or tests. The very essence of Obama Core is control of curriculum because that is where minds are molded, stimulated to higher levels of learning, and character is formed.

The so-called standards are set so low that they are really dumbing down the students. Many parents will recognize the Math standards as what is called Fuzzy Math, that is, teaching very little arithmetic. The English and Literature standards are worse because they omit traditional and classical literature, and confine kids to boring informational readings such as instruction manuals. Obama Core is a comprehensive plan to dumb down schoolchildren so they will be obedient servants of the government. Obama Core will also be used to indoctrinate kids to accept the leftwing view of America and American history.

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