In recent months, I’ve been talking to many people about Agenda 21 and Common Core State Standards, very intelligent and aware people, and most of them didn’t have a clue what they are or worse, they had the idea they were good and beneficial programs the government so graciously created for us. That’s totally understandable since most of us want to think the best of the rest of humanity, especially those we consider our leaders.
Still, this lack of savvy always startles me, as if they didn’t notice an elephant in the room. But actually I don’t believe that is the case for most of these people; I believe the government puts a black cloak over the elephant while they work ceaselessly at presenting these programs under the guise of helping humanity.
I’m going to assume you people who are reading this right now are aware of these two suppressive forces making their way, insidiously or not, into every aspect of our lives. You chose to be enlightened about world affairs, what is truly occurring and you have the courage to look. Very well done.
However, this lack of awareness on the part of so many people reinforces my original conclusion that the answer to defeating these overwhelming attacks on our freedom and liberty is by that very thing- awareness.
On that note, the good thing is Common Core, in particular, has become a hot issue as of late. At first, mostly what I saw and read, though, were generic red flags about what it was and what it will do to education and society. So I wanted to go deeper and get actual examples of these new, enforced programs of which so many are becoming wary. The following ones are somewhat mild compared the ones that follow which are unbelievably menacing,
Here’s one striking example of the new math: if a child says 2+2=5, that’s OK, as long as he can prove it. (huh??) So what happens when he goes to balance his checkbook? Or what if he’s on a job and tries to measure a piece of wood? Better yet, what if one of his co-workers decides 2+2=7? I would say a lot more arguments would ensue than what occurs now in the work-aday- world. But perhaps that’s the whole intention behind this new think- to divide and conquer.
Here’s an example of creeping socialism: an assignment asks students to look at the constitution- not study it well, just look at it- and decide which two amendments he would eliminate and then which two he would add. The real clue is the assignment refers to the constitution as “outdated.”
Another example: instead of reading classic literature, fifth graders will be made to read Ben Bemake’s report on the Federal Reserve and other things like that. How is that not just political bias and propaganda meant to shape a child’s mind toward very bad economics, to say the least, and have little to do with basic education?
Common Core was created by the government without Congress approval, behind closed doors. If you recall, “No Child Left Behind” was a disaster but this replaces it, yet it’s really the same. It claims to be state run but the 46 states who signed on so far were not told what it really is and accepted it because they were offered so much money. It’s supposed to set standards for all children but it is really a masked attempt to introduce socialism to our kids at a very early age.
I would say this is in full alignment with Agenda 21 and one of their goals to have the state take over control of our children and indoctrinate them into socialistic ideas and practice. When they grow up, they will be better factory workers, contributing to the common good by sacrificing their own personal goals.
I read about some postings on Facebook from angry parents who say they have no other voice for their protests against Common Core; that’s because their children’s education it is no longer at a school or state level. If they have complaints, they have to write to the government. NO changes can be made to the curriculum and parents have no say. One teacher, for example, warned a parent not to post such on FB – that’s actually suppression of free speech.
Data mining is a central part of Common Core. Anything that occurs in school is kept on record, even minor behavior problems, which could adversely affect him later since many people can access his file – even when he applies for a job. Information is collected on him from kindergarten through 12th grade, including things like his parents income, their politics, his sexual orientation and any other invasive, personal information.
What’s worse, as soon as a student sits down in his chair at school, he is being observed minutely through facial expression scans, how he sits in the chair as well as a wrist band he wears to monitor his blood pressure, etc How different is all this from Agenda 21 where one’s whole life in monitored and controlled? This destruction of a child’s autonomy can easily be broadened to the parallel destruction of states rights through the enforcement of Agenda 21 and “sustainable development.”
Private schools and home-schooling are not exempt from Common Core – they will be forced to use it or they will not be accredited or be able to get their children into college. That’s another bullying, control mechanism, no different from Agenda 21 and their plans, in part, to totally destroy property rights and cram everyone into hi-risers in small areas of the country while the rest of the land belongs to them.
Now for the good news: So far, fifteen states want to op out since they discovered what it’s all about. Georgia went all the way and did op out, so the government withdrew all the money given to them for initially signing on to Common Core. On Nov 25th Missouri will go all out on a big campaign to educate their public about CC so they can fight it.
From Ze’ev Wurman, a prominent software architect, electrical engineer and longtime math advisory expert in California and Washington, D.C:
“I believe the Common Core marks the cessation of educational standards improvement in the United States. No state has any reason left to aspire for first-rate standards, as all states will be judged by the same mediocre national benchmark enforced by the federal government. Moreover, there are organizations that have reasons to work for lower and less-demanding standards, specifically teachers unions and professional teacher organizations. While they may not admit it, they have a vested interest in lowering the accountability bar for their members . … This will be done in the name of ‘critical thinking’ and ’21st century’ skills, and in faraway Washington, D.C., well beyond the reach of parents and most states and employers.”
Children are our future; we need their education to give them freedom, self reliance and above all, an ability to think for themselves. Common Core is the antithesis of all that, offering only a world of mindless slaves, created to function well, without questioning, on a planet run by Agenda 21.
Please watch this video – Dr. Duke Pesta Exposing Common Core Curriculum
See original video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMHW1hbMLu4