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COMMON CORE
ZONATION ON COMMON CORE
19TH CENTURY EDUCATION - 1895 EIGHTH GRADE EXAM
FIGHT COMMON CORE
LIFELONG GOVERNMENT TRACKING ~ PRESCHOOL TO 20
SCHOOL CHOICE
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Common Core

BUILDING THE MACHINE - The Common Core Documentary

 

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The Film

Building the Machine introduces the public to the Common Core States Standards Initiative (CCSSI) and its effects on our children’s education. The documentary compiles interviews from leading educational experts, including members of the Common Core Validation Committee. Parents, officials, and the American public should be involved in this national decision regardless of their political persuasion. MORE ABOUT THE FILM
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Get To Know the Common Core Marketing Overlords by Michelle Malkin

 

Pro-Common Core commercials have been airing ad nauseam in a desperate attempt to persuade American families to support the beleaguered federal education standards/testing/technology racket. Who's funding these public relations pushes? D.C. lobbyists, entrenched politicians and Big Business interests.

The foundational myth of Common Core is that it's a "state-led" initiative with grassroots support that was crafted by local educators for the good of all of our children. But the cash and power behind the new ad campaign tell you all you need to know. For parents in the know, this will be a refresher course. But repeated lies must be countered with redoubled truths. MORE

 
 

Common Core Aligned Book Redefines America Now As a Communist America
The Mother in the video below has this book exactly right:

"America Now" by Robert Atwan is a book of essays from recent periodicals, which is being used in AP English classrooms in Illinois high schools and in undergraduate college classes throughout the nation. It is Common Core aligned.
By the time you finish reading you will understand that the message is that Capitalism is evil.
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Common Core Third Grade Book Presents Messianic View of Obama
On the heels of a controversial children’s book about Barack Obama – which stated “white voters would never vote for a black president” and that “Barack’s former pastor” said “God would damn the United States for mistreating its black citizens” – comes a new lesson that casts America’s 44th president in a messianic light. Literally.
And – surprise – it’s Common Core-aligned. more... TO TOP OF PAGE

Arkansas Mom Demolishes Common Core Math "Logic"
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Inappropriate sex-ed poster asks middle schoolers about anal, oral sex
Middle School Sex Poster
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Ridiculous Common Core math problem [pics]
Ridiculous Common Core math problem
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Third-grade grammar assignment tells children
EVERYONE MUST OBEY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS

OBEY Government Officials
See MORE Common Core worksheets and assignments here...
See Articles || DAILY CALLER #1 || DAILY CALLER #2 || TO TOP OF PAGE

Fourth-grade incomprehensible math problem
Fourth-grade math
Instructions: “use number bonds to help you skip-count by seven by making ten or adding to the ones.” ~ WHA-A-A-AT???
See Articles || TWITCHY || DAILY CALLER || TO TOP OF PAGE

Why parents are “paranoid” about Common Core
by Michelle Malkin

Dr. Gary Thomson of the Utah-based Early Life Child Psychology and Education Center, a father of four and a clinical psychologist, is asking the fundamental questions politicians refuse to ask — and continue to scorn — regarding the Common Core-driven data collection:

–”For what EXACT purpose will this (sic.) sensitive data be utilized?”

– “What organizations will have access to identifiable academic records? Other than generic information regarding race, age, gender and geographic location, why does the federal database require identifiable information to be accessible?”

–”If the political responses to these questions are ‘all information contained in the database is unidentifiable and security stored,’ then why were changes made to FERPA to allow an exemption to educational privacy rights when it comes to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards?”

When politicians want to evade accountability, they go on the attack. They don’t loathe anti-Common Core parents because they’re “paranoid.” They fear them because “paranoid” is the political demagogue’s word for active, alert and well-informed. || READ MORE || TO TOP OF PAGE

19TH CENTURY EDUCATION - 1895 EIGHTH GRADE EXAM IN SALINE, KANSAS
 

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Saline, KS, Exam page 1

 

Salina, KS, Exam pg 2

 

Click HERE to see exam questions. Be sure to read the intro article before scrolling down to the exam questions.

 

Click HERE to see exam questions WITH the answers. Again, there's a short article that's worth reading before scrolling down to the questions. By the way, this eighth grade exam took FIVE HOURS to complete. (Add the time for each section!)

 

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ZoNATION ~ AlfonZo Rachel on Common Core
 

Common Core Survey Series, Part One: Hey! Teacher! Seriously! Leave them Kids Alone!

 

Part Two: Examining a Common Core Survey

 

Part Three: Examining the Communist Core...Oops, Common Core Survey

 

Part Four: Rotten to the Commie Core -- Examining the Survey

 

Part Five: Are We All Communist Now? Examining a Common Core Survey

 

A COMMON SENSE LOOK AT THE COMMON CORE SURVEY BY ZONATION PARTS 1 to 5

 

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FIGHTING COMMON CORE
The Report Card
 

Our sole focus will be to encourage a direct and positive influence on public education. We believe in America’s greatness, and that civics instruction must lean heavily on America’s Judeo Christian Heritage of individual liberty. For this reason, we are a nation of law under the Constitution and not the whim of those in power. For hundreds of years, historians wrote that America’s Founders and Framers of the Constitution were deeply moral men who believed that our liberties are a gift from God and not from men. || WEBSITE ||

Principal of Top Ranked Colorado School Testifies Against Common Core
This is a real David and Goliath moment for those of us concerned with educational freedom, school choice, as well as a bit of a dismal moment for those who thought the Charter Schools Act of 1994 was a triumph for parents who hoped to play a more active role in their children’s education.

Despite the wording and the spirit of that Act (which specifically allows for the “development of different and innovative forms of measuring pupil learning and achievement”), the Common Core State Standards – and specifically the PARCC test – run contrary to the idea of education being either a private or a local matter, and contrary to the idea of the states as “laboratories of democracy,” as articulated by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis in New State Ice Co. v. Liebmann (1932). || READ MORE ||

The Common Core Standard is NOT State Led
Proponents of Common Core claim that it is not a Washington-based initiative. Yet the actual history of Common Core tells a different story. The Pioneer Institute has written an exhaustive study entitled “Controlling Education from the Top.” The reality is that Common Core is very much a product of Washington, greased by money from the Gates Foundation. || READ MORE || TO TOP OF PAGE

   
Education Without Representation
 



Karen Bracken (Tennessee Against Common Core)
The federal takeover of education and the indoctrination of our children has been going on for many years, under many presidents, including Ronald Reagan. I will share what Common Core is, how it got here, who’s behind it and its agenda, which is not an American agenda.
NOTE: Sidwall Friends, Obama children's school, does NOT use, and has no plans to use, Common Core
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Exellent Series of Articles on Common Core
 

Kids distraught under 'botched' ObamaCore
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories about Common Core, the controversial new educational agenda aimed at imposing federal government standards on every aspect of public and private education in America, which some are even calling “ObamaCore.”

It’s a federal takeover of education that’s so flawed, more teachers, states, parents and students want nothing to do with it.

It’s the Common Core State Standards Initiative, or CCSSI – more often referred to simply as “Common Core.” READ MORE TO TOP OF PAGE

Obama program making these people filthy rich

“It’s very clear that [Education Secretary] Arne Duncan and company and the entire progressive left regard schools as their own institutions to turn any way they choose,” READ MORE TO TOP OF PAGE

30 states wage war on 'ObamaCore'

The battle over the deceptively titled Common Core State Standards Initiative, or CCSSI, is raging, and the rhetoric is fierce. Supporters of the national standards have called their opponents “right-wing nuts” and “black helicopter” types.

“All of us get lumped together as ‘the fringe,’ ‘the far right,’ tea partiers,’ etc.,” said Jane Robbins, co-author of the report “Controlling Education from the Top: Why the Common Core is Bad for America.” READ MORE TO TOP OF PAGE

'You can't do this!' Parents revolt against 'ObamaCore'

The battle over Common Core is far from over. More and more people are joining the fight against it, even in states where it is considered a done deal. Parents and concerned citizens now realize what’s at stake is the complete makeover of America’s schools in the image of Common Core. And in all likelihood, homeschools and private schools will eventually be required to follow the national standards, too. READ MORE
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Charlotte Iserbyt
 

Letter to accompany videos and transcripts below is here...
Interview with Charlotte Iserbyt, the former Senior Policy Advisor under the Reagan Administration
and the US Department of Education, She was appalled by what she saw there and she wrote a book that’s become a classic.

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Exposing the Global Road to Ruin through Education (Important DVD series)
 

Sampling from two 2-day conferences in Maine and Georgia in 2012 and 2013. It is a short introduction to the huge amount of content in the 8-DVD set of the 2012 and 2013 conferences.

 
DVDs can be ordered on Amazon.com HERE

NOTE FROM DONNA JACK:
The DVDs recorded in 2012 and 2013 add much clarity to what is going on!

At the beginning of the first DVD, of the 8-DVD set of "Exposing the Global Road to Ruin", Charlotte Iserbyt explains problems with Charter Schools. Many people that I have respected in the conservative movement appear either to know what they are doing to change our country away from what it has been, or they are well-intentioned and are simply being used by those changing us into global citizens. I suspect most are without awareness, innocently helping implement the naughty goals.

We saw one example in Colorado's Legislature in 2010, when some of our most conservative and respected legislators voted to bring in PARCC, etc. without realizing what they were doing. They now regret it, but they were tricked by being told that it would bring about teacher accountability, etc.

I am having many bubbles popped, and it has been painful, but I would rather know as much as possible of the truth, so that I am used less as a stupid pawn to further the destruction of our country. The pieces are fitting together into something very naughty.

Charlotte Iserbyt's website ~ The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America ~ Download FREE eBOOKS
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Additional Information
 

Sex and Lies in Current TN School Textbooks
The current textbooks being used in public schools today, that your children are reading, memorizing and being tested on, are inaccurate, revisionist, anti-American, racist, climate change propaganda based on fake science, anti-Christian, anti-Semitic, pro-Islam, Marxist, globalist, pro-Socialism/Communism, pro-homosexuality, pro-abortion, and sexually explicit. || READ MORE ||

An Error in My “Sex and Lies in TN Textbooks” Article?
Karen Bracken, expert on textbook matters, read the above paragraph and corrected my misunderstandings. || READ MORE || TO TOP OF PAGE

   
Three Facebook pages that post excellent updates on Colorado and National Common Core and InBloom issues
 

Parents and Educators Against Common Core Curriculum in Colorado
Stop Common Core in Colorado
Stop Common Core Colorado
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PRE-SCHOOL THROUGH 20 -- LIFELONG TRACKING
  Since 2002 the Pentagon has had the goal to "analyze Americans’ educational, criminal, financial, medical, and travel records in order to profile every citizen in the country." In 2005 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others funded the Data Quality Campaign to promote the expanded use of student data in education. As of February 2014 forty-four states are syncing information-gathering between schools and colleges, and nineteen have added the tracking of workforce data.
N.Y.’s Data Collection Program Tracks Students From Preschool to Career
 

The idea for such a database existed as far back as 2002 when the New York Times reported that the Pentagon wanted to analyze Americans’ educational, criminal, financial, medical, and travel records in order to profile every citizen in the country.
This goal came to fruition in the past year when the Dept. of Health and Human Services rolled out the Federal Data Services Hub, a comprehensive database which provides federal entities real-time, electronic access to dossiers on Americans compiled with information from the IRS, the Dept. of Homeland Security, the Justice Dept. and others.
No doubt that the records collected under the P-20 program will also eventually appear in this data hub.
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Followed for life: Children from preschool forward are tracked through data

State officials said P-20 will let researchers determine what drives academic and workforce success and failure as colleges and other state agencies share data. New Yorkers can be tracked from preschool to college to the workforce and, potentially, “throughout their lives,” the Journal News reported.
That’s hardly a comforting thought to parents and educators who have spent the last few months railing against Race to the Top.
Forty-four states are syncing data between schools and colleges, and 19 have connected workforce data, according to the Data Quality Campaign, a nonprofit funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and others in 2005 to promote data use in education. || READ MORE || TO TOP OF PAGE

Plan would track students from preschool to workforce

...this is a time of growing public anxiety about the use and security of data. Many educators and parents have railed against the state's separate plans to send identifiable student data to the privately run inBloom cloud service for storage and controlled public use. Critics say the Education Department's little-known plans to share data with other agencies - known as P-20 - raise all sorts of concerns about how closely government should be following citizens' lives.
"This throws up so many red flags for me as a parent, a tech guy and an educator," said Brian Wasson, a technology training specialist at St. Joseph's College on Long Island who has used his Twitter account to urge that attention be paid to P-20. "As this develops, will they decide to use this data for more than research? I don't buy the rationale for it." || READ MORE || TO TOP OF PAGE

 
   
SCHOOL CHOICE
Why America Needs School Choice
  Expanding school choice and competition is the most important action we can take to improve America’s schools. Although school choice faces strong opposition from powerful teachers unions and their entrenched political allies, expanding choice through vouchers, charters, and tax credits has repeatedly been shown to improve student achievement, reduce segregation, promote civic values, and facilitate other productive reforms. READ MORE HERE TO TOP OF PAGE
 

 

TEACHER CHOICE
Teachers ~ even conservative teachers ~ join a union because they feel like they don't have a choice.
PACE

 

PACE is Colorado's largest non-union professional educator's organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy. PACE promotes professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda. PACE members are forward-thinking professionals, committed to school choice and other student-centered reforms, and ready to welcome professionals from all educational entities, including charter and private schools. LEARN MORE
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COLLEGE / UNIVERSITY
NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT! What UC Boulder Professors Do, and what they are paid for doing it.
 

This is an executive summary of a work in progress, and while it may be circulated informally it is not yet ready for publication or to be cited; the facts presented here can however be regarded as substantially accurate.

Most professors spend very little time teaching.
Most professors publish very little research.
Most of the research professors publish is regarded as
inconsequential by their colleagues.
Full professors are paid much more than associate professors but
the productivity in terms of both teaching and publication of most
of them is no greater than that of the average associate professor.

A statistical analysis with comments
by Michael Selzer, PhD
Colorado Springs
(michael@keepahead.org)

READ DR. SELZER'S "NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT!" HERE TO TOP OF PAGE

College textbook paints Reagan as sexist, conservatives as pessimists
 

Although the book states that he "ascribed to woman ‘primarily domestic functions’ and failed to appoint many women to significant positions of power during his presidency,” history shows Reagan appointed the first woman, Sandra Day O'Connor, to the Supreme Court.
Reagan also appointed the first woman ambassador to the United Nations, Jeane Kirkpatrick. And among some 1,400 women Reagan appointed to policy-making positions during his two terms in office were Secretary of Transportation Elizabeth Dole, Secretary of Health and Human Services Margaret Heckler and Secretary of Labor Ann Dore McLaughlin. The textbook makes no mention of any of these appointments.
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