Sunday March 9, 2014
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Note: These remarks are from former State Senator Sylvia Sydney.
"It is important to be informed about this issue. The American educational system is being federalized through implementation of Race to the Top and Common Core Standards. Once Common Core Standards are completely implemented, the federal government will have total control of assessment tools and textbooks used in core subjects. Also a national data collection system called State Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) will be used to determine a child's educational opportunities."
"The number one issue of concern it nationalizes our education and takes away state control and what's left of local control. The second concerned is the content of the curriculum especially in relationship to history and social studies. Classical literature has been removed and a new way of doing math is being used. The Common Core Standards focus on changing the social and political values of American Children."
"The Education community in defense of the program claim that the curriculum is superior to what we are using now and will bring up our scores. They also think that it is good for a child in New York to walk into Arizona schools and pick up right where he left off hence the name "Common Core". My reaction is to say that there is nothing from stopping Arizona right now in improving what we teach by returning to a strong basic foundation and bring back local control."
"I believe we have two issues that if implemented will be the final nail in our socialist coffin, ObamaCare and Common Core. SO... please bring a car load of parents and educators to the [Tea Party meeting on Thursday]. Also if you want more information on Common Core go to Advocates for Academic Freedom website or look them up on Facebook."
I agree with what Senator Allen said.
I see this as the final step in a plan to take education out of the hands of the people and put it in the hands of the federal government. Once that's done how are kids going to know what really right and wrong. All they'll know is what they are told.
As the twig is bent....
So grows the voter.
Seems the "agenda" isn't even being concealed anymore. They are pretty sure they have the mandate to continue forcing European Socialism upon the citizens of the US. History is replete with "empires" being destroyed from within. Anyone else see the signs of history repeating itself?
I'll tell you one thing, Ron. On this line we have to stand and fight. We cannot allow the federal government to take over education. As anyone who has ever read a history book knows, the schools and univesrities are one of the first places dictatorship aims for. Control education and you control thought.
Common core must not be allowed to happen.
In regard to this and other things that the federal government has done, and is trying to do, I'm going to put up another string. I'll call it Amendment 28.
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