A good place is to read Eagle Forum on what happened with education. Read article date June 2011-"Why National Curriculum is Bad for America"..http://eagleforum.org/educate/2011/june11/focus.html
(A Critical Response to the Shanker Institute Manifesto and the U.S. Department of Ed's Initiative to Develop National Curriculum and Assessments Based on National Standards): Important Points to Ponder
The Shanker Manifesto does not make a convincing case for a national curriculum. It manifests serious shortcomings in its discussion of curricular alignment and coherence, the quality of Common Core's national standards, course sequence and design, academic content, student mobility, sensitivity to pluralism, constitutionality and legality, transparency and accountability, diverse pedagogical needs, and the absence of consensus on all these questions.
For these reasons, we the undersigned oppose the Shanker Manifesto's call for a nationalized curriculum and the U.S. Department of Education's initiative to develop a national curriculum and national tests based on Common Core's standards.
The above should make you realize something very troubling with our education system. Many called it ObamaCore (twin havoc to Obamacare.)
Interesting link: http://www.cityonahill.tv/city-on-a-hill-blogs/2010/10/16/common-core-standards-is-it-bill-gates-or-lou-gerstner-or-ob.html
There is so much to learn because there are so many facts now that shows Common Core (aka College and Career Readiness) has been used to dumb down America's children because the standards were developmentally inappropriate (as warned by over 500 Early Childhood Experts see here those early on were against it.). It was too rigorous for the early grades, confusing, led to kids feeling stupid and killed desire for many to learn, to excel. Also, use of SEL (Social Emotional Learning) by kids at very young age was harmful mentally and the dependency on tablets or cell phone use is now found to be physically dangerous to elementary age children. By middle school, kids more confused because of the sexualization being forced upon them through Obama's friend's-- Planned Parenthood Sex Ed Programs and others. And in High School--students are damaged and many are disconnected even with their great American Heritage (the envy of the world), because of the inappropriate teachings that taught them more to be ashamed of America and less to be proud of America.
So today you now have these Common Core kids and as one mental health expert exclaimed at the beginning...she warned that Common Core will raise generation that is easily triggered, easily manipulated vs independent thinkers...she said remember the Arab Spring? Well in America we call them Snowflakes...
Sorry for the summarization but you can research more--Common Core Diva is an excellent resource and has plenty more. There are plenty of facts out there but please make sure at the end of this that you say a prayer for your child. It would be well to teach these words to them... I am sure the Founders did and it made all the difference.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. Deuteronony 6:5
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