Common Core

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OK, Class. Please see the following math problem and use the graph to find the answer (cheating by using your multiplication tables will culminate in an automatic F).

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Yes, this is how the new math instructs these kids in how to solve the problem.

Let’s simplify things, shall we?

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f503_1598081393_nI may not be the sharpest pencil in the box, but I ain’t the broke-off little stub stuck in the corner, neither. And I can figure out the reason why… as a kid I read incessantly. I always had a book in my hand (at least when I wasn’t outside playing Army with my little green men, riding my bicycle, or playing kick-the-can with the neighborhood kids). I could escape to those amazing places and experience the setting that a good author can inspire. To this day, I read all the time (interspersed with a video or two). I am constantly learning new things and mostly through the written word.

When it comes to math, I am no slouch, either. As a matter of fact, when I was in the third grade, I was my mother’s tutor when it came to fractions (she never completed school in the aftermath of WWII Germany and got her GED when I was about 9). We were quite poor and she would take my little sister and I with her to the night classes after her work day (beautician). She barely knew English, so I was her only real teacher to help with homework.

But something is very different about this Common Core stuff.6dc4c39abe9bf12f52614596940e4c4f

I have a daughter in elementary school who is an A student. She is brilliant, but I see what some of this curriculum is doing to her… confuse and dumb her down. It is also geared to making her a good little wage slave, tool and worshiper of the Government. It is said to foster critical thinking, when it does the exact opposite.

The following video is somewhat long, but it gets into the nuts and bolts of what is intentionally being done to dumb down and control the young generation.

AWC Family Foundation lecture:
“Story-Killers: How the Common Core Destroys Minds and Souls”

Terrence O. Moore
Professor of History, Hillsdale College

Thursday, January 9, 2014
12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.

The Common Core Standards control the testing and curriculum of public schools and a large number of private schools in over forty states in the nation. Sold to the public as a needed reform, the Common Core nationalizes absurdity, superficiality, and political bias in the American classroom. As a result, the great stories of a great nation are at risk, along with the minds and souls of our children.

Terrence O Moore is an assistant professor of history at Hillsdale College. A former Marine with a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh, he served as the founding principal of a top K-12 classical school in Colorado and advises Hillsdale’s Charter School Initiative, providing assistance with the formation of classical charter schools across the country. Dr. Moore is the author of The Perfect Game and The Story-Killers: A Common Sense Case Against the Common Core.

As a bonus, here are a few more of these brain developing problems various people have seen in the US:

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And remember that doing math is “reasonable”:

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Maybe its just me, but I believe it is “reasonable” to think that these people are doing something to harm my child.

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Common Cores “psycho-social checklist”

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h/t Truth In American Education

19 thoughts on “Common Core

  1. Teacher Tearfully Describes Bullying and Intimidation She Suffered for Opposing Common Core

    Missouri elementary teacher Susan Kimball testified before the Missouri Senate Education Committee that she has been threatened and bullied for her opposition to Common Core.

    “I have been strongly discouraged from saying anything negative about Common Core by my administration and some school board members,” Kimball said, her voice shaking.

    Kimball described different instances where she, and others, were warned about speaking out.

    “In a professional development meeting, um, inservice in November, and at a faculty meeting in January, we were told in my building, and I quote, ‘Be careful about what you post on Facebook, or talk about in the public regarding Common Core. Don’t say anything negative. It could affect your job.’”

    Despite others being intimidated into silence, Kimball continued to speak out.

    “When I turned in a personal day request to come support the rally for House Bill 1490, I was asked by my principal, ‘Do you really want that in your personnel file?’ And then I was bullied and ostracized by my administration, a few other teachers and the president of the school board. And that continues today,” Kimball said.

    Kimball testified she had messages from other teachers in other states telling similar stories.

    Sen. John Lamping, sitting beside Kimball, appeared shocked by her statements.

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  2. My brain hurts enough just reading news stories about common core, so I know it can’t be good for the kids who are mercilessly subjected to it firsthand.

    In this assignment, seven-year-old kids in 2nd grade were told that they were wrong if they simply subtracted one number from another to find the correct answer. That’s apparently not considered the “friendly” way to do math. Instead, they were told to add numbers to each number first, then subtract *those* numbers to get the right answer.

    Anyone else feel an aneurysm coming on…?

    “What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”

    Sources
    http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/25/this-common-core-math-problem-asks-kids-to-write-the-friendly-answer-instead-of-the-correct-one/
    http://truthstreammedia.com/4th-grade-common-core-math-problem-takes-108-steps-to-complete/
    http://www.thedailysheeple.com/principals-common-core-testing-makes-students-throw-up-and-wet-themselves_122013
    http://www.thedailysheeple.com/even-mainstream-media-admits-common-core-is-designed-to-guide-and-shape-human-behavior_102013
    http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2013/10/07/10-terrible-common-core-homework-assignments/

    Website: TruthstreamMedia.com
    Twitter: @TruthstreamNews
    FB: Facebook.com/TruthstreamMedia

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    • Great video b man.we have an education system in the uk that is turning our kids into brain dead zombie’s as well.by the way loved your posts on the German wings thread,I tried to follow you on disqus but could not,so had o look around and found your great little site.I loved your post about your black friend.any way glad I found your site.ibclosed my old disqus account as I was being called an anti Semite,I have family and I would not want the UK shomrim bursting in on us?

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      • Thank you, geraldine, for your kind comments.

        I have little patience for the Sayanaim and Hasbara trolls that lie with such abandon like at the German Wings thread, especially since racism has nothing whatsoever to do with my views. Reality is not racism.

        I probably should change my Disqus account to allow folks to find me easier.

        Take care and join us as you can.

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  3. A MUST SEE video, if interested in understanding how they built this monstrosity we call Common Core:

    http://www.CommonCoreMovie.com
    ABOUT THE FILM

    “Building the Machine” introduces the public to the Common Core States Standards Initiative (CCSSI) and its effects on our children’s education. The documentary compiles interviews from leading educational experts, including members of the Common Core Validation Committee. Parents, officials, and the American public should be involved in this national decision regardless of their political persuasion.

    WHAT IS THE COMMON CORE?

    The Common Core is the largest systemic reform of American public education in recent history. What started as a collaboration between the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to reevaluate and nationalize America’s education standards has become one of the most controversial—and yet, unheard of—issues in the American public.

    In 2010, 45 states adopted the Common Core, but according to a May 2013 Gallup Poll, 62% of Americans said they had never heard of the Common Core. Prominent groups and public figures have broken traditional party lines over the issue, leaving many wondering where they should stand.

    Find out more about the Common Core: http://www.hslda.org/CommonCore

    Copyright © 2014 Home School Legal Defense Association. All rights reserved.

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  4. Federal Government Data Mining

    What kinds of data are we talking about? The National Education Data Model includes over 400 data points, including health history, disciplinary history, family income range, voting status, religious affiliation, and on and on.

    Well, is this really connected with Common Core? Yes. The most direct connection is through the national assessments, PARCC and Smarter Balanced. Each of those consortia has signed a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education in which the Department is allowed access to all student-level data the consortium gets through the testing. This access is to be allowed “on an ongoing basis” for purposes including undefined “research.” Parents will not be allowed to object to this; indeed, they won’t even know it is happening.

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  5. I really pissed a supporter of common core off the other day.
    I told him that I could give him a math problem that any poor ole country boy could figure out in his head in 3 seconds and he “common core man” couldn’t figure out in 1 one hour. He said “Give it to me!”. So, I asked him “How many gilts does it take to make a dozen oysters? ”
    Around an hour and half later he sent me a text and called me an asshole! I guess he finally goggled and found out that a “gilt” is a young female pig and the oysters I was talking about was mountain oysters “balls” and they come from the boars!….

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  6. This heroic little nine-year-old girl, Sydney Smoot, addresses the Hernando County School Board at the Brooksville Elementary Schoolhouse and tells them how much a failure the FSA testing is. Common Core will ruin these children’s ability to learn and critically think. I guarantee you that it wasn’t the curriculum that taught this girl what she knows.

    Amazing!

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  7. This young boy, Aaron Bencomo, is a 5th grader who testified in front of the Arizona Senate Committee about Common Core after his mother, Christy, gave him her time.

    His remarks are from 1:02 to 4:05:

    I think having kids share is a great strategy to get proper attention from adults.

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  8. I was pretty good with math in grade and high school, so much so that I tested out of freshman English in college and didn’t have to take that course.
    But this Common Core nonsense is a mind-fuck, dreamed up by the same gang that is setting off False Flags and looting our nation’s wealth.

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