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.
"Education 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."
"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."
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.
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 Core’s 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).
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 workers."
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 pigs.
"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’ vision forward."
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.
"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. Today’s 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.