Common Core has nothing common about it. It is an agenda for change that is about suppressing everything individual and humanistic. Data that should be of no value to the education of a human being is collected: Does your household own a gun? What is that? A survey that will be developed and interpreted by lay persons to identify children with mental disease. It was published in the Bradenton Herald that our Superintendent Mills and the acting head, Mary Ruiz, of Manatee Glens were excited and made a commitment to make that happen which is a part of common core. Every medical profession outside of Mary Ruiz says this plan is preposterous. Heh let’s give that survey to all our elected officials first and remove them from office because of their mental defects. Doesn’t taste right does it?
Then I think that the soft porn books would get me kicked out of the School Board for reading them at the podium, at least I and my neighbors would hope the educators would shut me up after that very first sentence, but our kids will be reading this by demand of Common Core.
I have been active with the text book initiative which shows a definite bias against Christian religious faiths and a positive and greater exposure for Islam. Common Core continues that erosion of the integrity and place of prominence of Christianity in the history and future of our great country. If you go to DC the marks of Christianity are in almost every historical building and even the more modern. Like do you know what is at the top of the Washington Monument? Do you know where there are identical memorials? Hint one is the seat of the Pope.
There are hundreds of reasons this is wrong, but the greatest is our own State of Florida Constitution. Please read it and apply it to the abdication of State Control of Education and the role that parents are allowed and should have to help shape the educational system. Parents are the first and most important teachers of their children. Otherwise all kids would come to school not potty trained, not with language skills, and more importantly those humanistic characteristics that make a family instead of a tribe or gang. Then look to the State Statues of Education Law and there again you will see major conflicts between Common Core and education as we have had it.
Throwing money to education does not educate children. To think that just because someone spends $40 thousand at college makes them an educator has been what is undoing education. It is a business instead of a calling. That business model is just like any other – IT NEEDS CUSTOMERS WITH MONEY
Education does not buy success: example Manatee County and it’s money woes and many other school districts have the same problem money shortages. Just like our federal government run by educated people we are bankrupt. You have to stop feeding the supply line and truly get back to education. Reading, writing, math and science. Take social justice and social engineering out of education. Take out retirement for so so abilities that net them $80,000 a year retirement. You make the public pay for SSI
and state pension, a majority of that public just makes over minimum wage. Can’t you see that is just wrong?
We do need a total revamp of education but everyone has turf and money to protect including you. Where do we start tearing down the old to build the new? The Federal Government gets everything wrong, Ronald Reagan resonated with all Americans because he was right “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.” Nothing is ever fixed, just subsidized.
and in closing
“Because the truth is that promoting science isn’t just about providing resources — it’s about protecting free and open inquiry. It’s about ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology.”
“Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying “No” to any authority — literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social and even political."