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Common Core


I received this email. I will be honest I am just learning about common core and I watched Glenn Beck as he had a panel on this topic. I am looking to create a group of interested people to plug in and learn more about this topic please email me or call and we can set up a meeting to discuss and learn more and the implications, if any, here in Palm Beach county and throughout Florida.

I have spoken to a few teachers I know and it is HERE in Palm Beach County so lets get involved and take part in making a difference please email me at shannon@southflorida912.org   You can find quick facts about  Common Core from David Barton’s Wallbuilders Live website.

Here is the email that I received.

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Did you know about “Common Core:

This is pure evil, control purposes.  The Fed. gov’t will have control of whether or not your child goes to college.  This is what goes on in China, takes away all parental control, changes our history and controls what our children will and will not be taught!  Read on and no matter what state you’re in educate others and act against it! They will monitor everything about your child including their eye movement and everything about their parents. God Bless America.  Stop “Common Core”
 This China-like take over of education by our Federal Government is EVIL.  Google “Wallbuilders Stop Common Core” for the best explanation we found.  After you educate yourself, no matter what political party you belong to you may want to go towww.stopcommoncore.com  Protect your children, grandkids future grandkids and everybody elses’ children.
DID YOU KNOW…..
  • your Governor agreed to CC before the standards were written?
  • Common Core is NOT state-led?  It is part of the STIMULUS PACKAGE
  • schools must adhere to the program word for word, with the ability to ADD only a small amount of content— but that additional content will not be on the exam?
  • if you do not like what is being taught, neither you nor any official in the state of Florida will have any power to change it or have anyone to call?  NO MORE SCHOOL BOARD
  • no one really knows how much CC will cost in the future?
  • the estimated extremely high cost of CC will rest on the backs of the taxpayers?
  • CC will require massive upgrades in computer equipment and upgrades to current bandwidth?
  • even though the federal government said the program was voluntary, Florida has to adopt CC to be eligible for Race To The Top and President Obama has said he wants to tie federal Title 1 funding to adoption of CC?
  • CC is advertised as “internationally benchmarked” which follows UNESCO?
  • the federal government requires the state to maintain a database on every child from Pre-K to workforce and encouraged collection of over 400 data points to track everything about your child AND his/her family?
  • the federal government by law is not allowed to maintain a national database? They are evading this law by requiring the state to collect the data and then to forward it to the federal government to be used by other agencies and private foundations.
  • CC math teaches an experimental geometry method created by a Soviet mathematician, in the 1950’s, that was abandoned in K‐12 because it failed?
  • a world‐renowned math expert who worked on CC stated that CC fails to meet the stated goal of improved US K‐12 mathematic achievement?
  • Dr. Stotsky (member of CC validation team) considers CC ELA and reading standards as “simply empty skill sets?”
  • at least in grades 6‐12 English teachers would be required to spend at least 50% of their time on nonfiction and informational texts such as US political documents, court decisions and scientific and technical manuals?
  • English teachers would need to be retrained in order to teach children how to read technical manuals instead of works of literature?
  • Dr. Milgram of Stanford University, the only mathematician on the CC validation team, refused to sign off on the math standards?
  • a radical professor who has been a colleague of, and is a favorite of, anti‐capitalist terrorist Bill Ayers is directing the creation of one set of CC tests?
  • The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a major funder? What do they know about education? They sure know how to sell computers, though.
  • Bill Gates’ Microsoft and many other companies are bound to benefit handsomely from the implementation of CC?
  • a child could answer a math question correctly but be marked wrong because he did not use the CC-prescribed method for getting to the correct answer?
  • SAT testing is being structured to conform to CC? This would mean the homeschoolers, private school and charter schools will have to conform to CC as well.
  • children as young as kindergarten will eventually participate in the evaluation of a teacher’s performance?
  • the testing costs under CC may be triple what Florida is currently incurring?
  • cursive writing has been eliminated?
  • although CC claims to prepare all children for college, the college they talk about is a non-selective community college, not a 4‐year university?
  • our children may graduate reading at a 7th grade level and according to Dr. Milgram, by 8th grade, will be two years behind other countries in math skills?
  • children could be required to select a career path as early as middle school or even elementary school?
  • American Exceptionalism is no longer taught? America before 1865 is no longer taught in HS.
  • propaganda and erroneous information about America is found in lessons?

Call or write your Governor, state Representative and state Senator today!

Demand they stop implementing Common Core
Our local school boards ar having “workshops” to inform the citizens about common core, lots of people attending, awake and speaking up against.  The school board members don’t know the facts.

Comments

4 Responses to “Common Core”
  1. Here is an informative letter I received hope it helps!

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    I was on Sally Baptist’s radio show.
    Save American – Defeat Common Core Education (Indoctrination of America’s Children)
    Tune into American Statesman Blog Talk Radio – Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 7:00 PM ET

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/americanstatesman/2013/04/04/save-america–defeat-common-core-education

    The PPT I did yesterday is on agenda21today.com in the get involved presentation section. it was provided by Eagle Forum.

    The documents I referred to are in the store, you can download them or buy the CD. They are a real good explanation of who and why.

    If you have a group and want to arrange a conference call separately we can do that. Just make the arrangements and let me know when. I will be happy to set it up on our system. Just let me know when.

    Karen

  2. Please sign my petition to “Get Common Core out of FL”! http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/support-local-control-of-education-get-florida/

    My letter I wrote- which I sent to almost every FL County School Board Member, Superintendent, FLDOE, Education Commissioners, ect. Get the word out and fight CCSS!!
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    The following letter is in reference to a parent’s concern with the Common Core States Standard Common Core States Standard (CCSS) that FL has signed on to. The following is evidence CCSS will be of no academic benefit to the children of Florida, nor is it in their best interest. Our children are not “common”, each are unique and have different educational needs.

    • CCSS was never tested on real students, in real classrooms and there is no evidence to back up the claims that the standards are of any benefit.
    • There will be a national database that will house personal private information on our children without the parent’s written consent.
    • US Department of Education changed definitions and broadened allowances of the FEPRA, without congressional approval.
    • Any 3rd party entity will have access to our children’s private information, such as biometric information (blood type, religious affiliation, family voting status, ect)
    • CCSS was developed by two consortia’s NGA/CCSSO, both heavily funded by the US Department of Education and the Gates Foundation.
    • Local school boards will no longer have jurisdiction over curriculum and standards in the classroom.
    • Copyrighted CCSS is held by the very D.C. based trade organizations who wrote the standards- the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers (NGA/CCSSO). Parents can’t pressure the state to improve standards or to even change curriculums any longer. Parents have lost authority over their children’s educational needs.
    • Authority will now lie with the Federal Government or any agency they wish to appoint.
    • States ‘bought’ into CCSS to get stimulus money (RTT). Our schools lose funding if they offer any classes that do NOT teach the Common Core Standards.
    • Neither state education agencies nor major curriculum research universities were asked for meaningful input when creating CCSS.
    • There has been no true cost analysis on how much CCSS is going to cost the taxpayers of Florida. “The nearly $16 billion [over seven years] in additional costs is nearly four times the federal government’s Race to the Top grant awards,” said Pioneer Institute Executive Director Jim Stergios. “With state and local taxpayers footing 90 percent of the bill for K-12 public education, the federal government’s push to get states to adopt national standards and tests amounts to one big unfunded mandate.”…

    The Constitution of the United States and 10th amendment is very clear, only states –not any federal agency– have the right to direct education. General Educational Provisions Act (GEPA) states: “No provision of any applicable program shall be construed to authorize any department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States to exercise any direction, supervision, or control over the curriculum, program of instruction, administration, or personnel of any educational institution, school, or school system, or over the selection of library resources, textbooks, or other printed or published instructional materials by any educational institution or school system…” As it states above the US Department of education has directly overstepped there jurisdiction and has created a national test and curriculum.

    Under GEPA law* and under the 9th and 10th Amendments to the Constitution, we have the right as a state to determine educational programs. Under the Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) laws as they stood, up until a few months ago, Floridians had the right to privacy in schools. According to the FLDOE FAQ’s page, the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS) data will be accessed by “researchers and institutions” however, “colleges will not have access” to the data. According to the National Data Collection Model, the government will collect information on health-care history, family income, family voting status, religious affiliation, gestational age of students at birth, student ID number, and bus stop times among other pieces of information on the student and their families. Our children’s information is being sold to outside entities having little or nothing to do with our children’s education. We need a “State Power over Education” law that reasserts and increases the Florida legislature’s authority over, and accountability from, the Florida School Board.

    Parents from all over FL are asking similar questions and want answers to the following. Why should we hand over local control of education standards? Why wasn’t there any teacher or parent involvement or input? What is the track record of CCSS? Has a cost analysis been done? If so, how much will it cost? Where is the data that proves CCSS’s “whole new way of doing schooling” actually works? What improvement to student achievement can we expect? Why are the Math standards being lowered and delayed? Why are classic pieces of literature being replaced? How will students benefit from CCSS’s change from testing knowledge to testing behavior? Why should the state create student databases putting their privacy at risk? Why and for whom is all this private information being gathered? Why is FLDOE supporting “one-size-fits-all” standards?

    There is clearly not enough reliable information being made available to justify sacrificing our constitutional rights with regard to the education of our children, the safety of our personal information and the intrusion of private industry under the auspices of the federal government into what should be an educational system controlled by the people of the state of Florida.

  3. Tina T says:

    I think another aspect that parents need to keep in mind is that under full implementation of common core there will be no way to avoid it even if you choose a private school or are a homeschooler. Private schools still get accredited by the state to be able to provide a high school diploma, and my understanding is that once common core is fully implemented that being accedited will be tied to common core standards. The long term plan is that the ACT and SAT will also be revised to reflect “knowledge” as defined under common core standards, which is why even homeschoolers will not be able to ignore it once it is fully implemented.

    This is another example of a big government program that is supposed to be so fabulous, yet participants needed to be bribed to participate through no child left behind waivers and race to the top money. If it were that great, they wouldn’t need to bribe anyone. Despite what proponents say about CC being promoted by local school districts, it is all about national standards and big education and software companies getting rich once education is “standardized” nationally.

    Another thing to keep in mind is the Jeb Bush connection. Many parents I know that have contacted Republican officials have been told that they support CC because Jeb Bush supports it despite not having looked into what CC standards are. K-12 Inc (operator of Florida virtual schools and virtual schools across the country) is an enormous contributor to Bush’s educational foundation and they are one of the biggest proponents of common core standards. If your officials mention Jeb Bush endorsing CC, be sure to point out that he stands to benefit financially from CC.

    One final note is that the new attack against those who oppose CC is to brand them as “right wingers who just want to bring back school prayer.” I am concerned about the liberal agenda taught in many schools, but I see common core as a whole other issue where left and right can agree that taking away local control of education is not in our children’s best interest no matter how you feel about the type of “values” that are being taught in the current education system. I think that this approach is an attempt to scare the many teachers and even liberals onto the common core band wagon. I know educators that are concerned by these standards, but aren’t sure how to voice their concerns now that the issue is switching from an honest debate about education being controlled at the local level to a debate about right verses left.

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