It looks like this is as close to an apology or admission of failure as we’re going to get, folks. Sorry about that $4 trillion and mangled years of education for American K-12 kids and teachers.
Bill Gates (Sebastian Derungs)
Bill and Melinda Gates run the world’s richest nonprofit, with assets at $40 billion and annual giving around $4 billion. They have helped pioneer a mega-giving strategy called “advocacy philanthropy,” which aims to use private donations to shift how governments structure their activities and use taxpayer dollars.
Since 2009, the Gates Foundation’s primary U.S. activity has focused on establishing and implementing Common Core, a set of centrally mandated curriculum rules and tests for what children are to learn in each K-12 grade, with the results linked to school and teacher ratings and punitive measures for low performers. Continue reading →
A new ethnic studies curriculum will teach students that “ancient mathematical knowledge has been appropriated by Western culture.”
The REAL reason for Common-Core?
Math is a deeply frustrating subject for many elementary and high school students (thanks to Common-Core? ~ Ed.). But Seattle public schools are gearing up to accuse math of a litany of more serious crimes: imperialism, dehumanization, and oppression of marginalized persons. Continue reading →
Arne Duncan said it best……..”this is not a battle for education it is a battle for social justice” Wake up. The goal is to dumb down ALL children to the lowest denominator so it appears as if ALL kids have been educated by this Communist education reform they are and have been trying to implement for years. Sad to say many of our Presidents, including Ronald Reagan and both President Bush’s have been a part of it. Reagan signed an agreement (as did other Presidents) to bring Russian education into the US. The Ford Foundation has been funded by the US government for years to promote the “comfortable” merge of Russia and the US. . . . We are being stripped of our country and our they want our children. They know our children are progressives (Communists) future. ~ Karen Bracken Continue reading →
If there was any doubt that the Common Core standards have been harmful to American academic achievement, that doubt should be erased by the 2019 results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the Nation’s Report Card. Continue reading →
Public schools do hold good teachers who want to follow the best education practices and who object to the indoctrination of the LBGTQ agenda, but they are being penalized.
Him and Her – or They and Zee?
When the National Education Association (NEA) partnered with a radical homosexual and transgender group known as the “Human Rights Campaign” to create “welcoming schools,” a lot of public-school teachers felt uncomfortable, if not outraged. But when the groups sent out a mass e-mail encouraging teachers to ask young children what “pronouns” they prefer — he, she, they, z, tree, and so on — that was a bridge too far for many.
In a video produced as part of the campaign, two transgender children discuss their preferred pronouns with each other. One of the children prefers the plural pronoun “they,” while the other, who claims not to be a boy or a girl, prefers “zee.” Seriously. After that, the two children discuss the alleged need to “educate” their own teachers, especially substitutes, on the supposed importance of using the newly invented pronouns that students choose for themselves. Continue reading →
“This particular American society” is one that is driven, molded and manipulated by Progressive ideologies that have been embedded in all of our institutions, public and private, over the last one hundred years or more.
Unfortunately, the current self-perpetuating system in America and even in most Westernized countries, is Progressivism, which is just another form of collective socialism. It is a flawed, bankrupt system that emphasizes the collective and de-emphasizes the individual, the former being the very antithesis of the foundation of American freedom. Becoming an educator is a process of being indoctrinated in this current self-perpetuating system. Continue reading →
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” ~ Proverbs 22:6
Author Alex Newman’s first experience with American government education, having grown up abroad, was when he moved back to Florida and attended the University of Florida. When taking a course in American History he found that it was being taught by a raving feminist. Instead of teaching the class American history, they learned about the history of feminism and Marxism.
Overwhelmed with his experience, Newman searched the internet and found out about conservative educator and leader Phyllis Schlafly.
Newman shared his findings at Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Council XLVIII, September 13 – 15, at the Marriott St. Louis Airport, Saint Louis, Missouri. Continue reading →
This is the opposite of what we were told would happen with trillions of taxpayer dollars and an entire generation of children who deserve not to have been guinea pigs in a failed national experiment.
For the third time in a row since Common Core was fully phased in nationwide, U.S. student test scores on the nation’s broadest and most respected test have dropped, a reversal of an upward trend between 1990 and 2015. Further, the class of 2019, the first to experience all four high school years under Common Core, is the worst-prepared for college in 15 years, according to a new report. Continue reading →
Since some children find letter grades “offensive,” public school teachers are now grading with “colors, numbers and symbols”
Because some students are apparently getting “offended” or having their feelings hurt by receiving B’s on their tests instead of A’s, public schools in Wisconsin are reportedly abandoning the traditional grading system in favor of assigning students “colors” and “symbols” instead.
This newfangled “target-based grading system,” as they’re calling it, means that the days of using actual metrics to determine student scholarship are over. Now, random images and pretty colors will govern public education. Continue reading →
College board president behind SAT ‘adversity score’ was also the mastermind of the controversial K-12 ‘Common Core’ curriculum changes that has children just learning for a test
College Board president David Coleman
The man behind the new plan to assign adversity scores to every student who takes the SAT is the same person who championed the controversial Common Core K-12 curriculum standards that remain a point of contention among parents, teachers and political leaders in many states.
David Coleman, president of The College Board, which administers the SAT, was the ‘architect of Common Core’ – which several states dropped after its adoption due to pressure from local communities and educators, according to Fox News.
Proponents of Common Core say the method was meant to establish a baseline of curriculum standards for K-12 education, with a focus on math and English language arts literacy.
It implemented broad new standards for how much a student should know and be able to do at the end of each scholastic year, leading to what critics said was ‘teaching to the test’ – or a system in which teachers are under so much pressure to get their students to perform well on the test that other educational priorities fell by the wayside in favor of test preparation. Continue reading →
A ‘tour de force‘ from this writer. Be prepared…Ed.
~ Author’s Notes ~
This article was originally published on August 7, 2013, and it has turned out to be very prophetic. Now we are seeing the disastrous results from America’s students having been soaked in Obama’s Common Core for at least nine years.
Obama’s plan was to destroy America as we know it, and we are seeing the “fruits” of his plan all around us. Our culture is now surrounded with Gen X, Gen Y, and Millennials who are spouting ideas that shock those of us who respect and honor America’s historical history and its primary documents such as the U. S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. As Puritan John Winthrop so wisely stated on April 4, 1630 as he was on his way to establish the Massachusetts Bay Colony, “We shall be as a city upon a hill, the eyes of all people are upon us.” Continue reading →
In the 1800s, adulterated milk was common.. Milk produced by swill herds, as muckraking journalist Robert Hartley wrote in 1842, was “very thin, and of a pale bluish color,” the kind nobody in his right mind would buy. So distillers added flour, starch, chalk, plaster of Paris, or anything else they could get away with to make the milk look healthy. This adulteration only increased the bacteria in milk that we today would consider undrinkable. Continue reading →