By Nigel J. Covington III
Richard Abbey, Contributed to this story
<National Report> Silently and without notice 46 states have approved the toxic Common Core State Standards Initiative. If you haven’t heard about “Common Core” it may surprise you to know Common Core has eliminated state sovereignty over education by removing parents, students, PTAs, local government and school board control over public, private and homeschooling education curriculums. And it gets worse… much worse.
The new national curriculum pushed by President Obama and supported by the private corporations who created Common Core in essence comes down to federal indoctrination of dangerous nationalistic ideas and beliefs written into the educational curriculum for all children K-12.
Educators have condemned Common Core as a “propaganda-ambush” style of teaching that strips away the old curriculum of reading, writing and arithmetic and replaced it with Common Core’s new “one-size-fits-all” program. “Eureka Math” replaces fundamental mathematics.
Using Common Core’s “Alexandria Plan,” history is now taught with little emphasis on the Constitution and Bill of Rights which are regarded solely as obsolete and antiquated historic documents of little value today. Though fundamentally recognized as the highest laws of the land children are taught new laws using modern-day language which address new technologies have replaced the old laws.
Common Core’s social studies curriculum teaches all religious faiths have origins in mythical folklore or superstition. Individual liberty is out having been replaced with an obscene nationalistic identity. Nationalism is taught with an emphasis on foreign beliefs of one state for each nation. Nation is now redefined as being synonymous with state.
Teaching social skills educates kids to be obedient, to never question authority, and to conform with the rules of acceptable standards of hygiene, dress and appearance. Dangerous anti-American beliefs supporting Federalism, Gun Control, and Obamacare are added into the curriculum under current affairs.
Damaging liberal ideology of acceptance, tolerance, and being nonjudgmental teach children to be open-minded towards minorities, Muslims, Mexicans, even homosexuals.
Sadly most of the 46 states who quietly adopted Common Core are now backpedaling as more and more parents and outraged citizens have discovered Obama’s shameless attempt to hijack their local school systems and replace conventional education with a standardized, national curriculum that teaches perilous ideals, liberalism and includes volumes of subversive anti-American propaganda. But with Common Core already in place its highly doubtful parents, students and educators will ever regain control of their schools. Its all in the fine print.