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Old 03-15-2013, 02:14 PM
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Question What is Common Core?

What is this???
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:16 PM
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Uhhhh....gonna need more than that.
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I'll go out on a limb early and predict that despite all the pain that this thing (zerocare) is and will continue to be, that the Repb's will barely (if at all) hold the House and the Dem's will soundly keep the Senate. All because those mean ol' Tea Partier's made the gubberment shutdown. And then zerocare will be here for your great-grandchildren.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:19 PM
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Common Core Education.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:25 PM
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It's the Federal Governments plan to control education in all 57 states by having a common curriculum. It has the newest of the new math, which no other country was willing to experiment. Which means that our children will be the dumbest box of rocks on the planet.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:32 PM
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Education Is the ‘Common Core’ Initiative Dumbing Down America’s Students?

Mar. 14, 2013 9:09pm Tiffany Gabbay
Last week TheBlaze covered in detail the controversial school curriculum system — one that had students actually design a socialist flag — out of Texas dubbed CSCOPE. Thursday, however, the focus turned to another disturbing initiative in America’s education system: Common Core Standards State Standards.
The Common Core State Standards initiative is, according to its official website, a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), developed “in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.”
The standards are said to be:
Aligned with college and work expectations;
Clear, understandable and consistent;
Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills;
Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards;
Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society; and
Are evidence-based.
Your browser does not support iframes.In terms of Common Core, Glenn Beck noted that “if we don’t save education,” so goes the country. He added that parents will need to stand up and challenge their school districts and even change school districts to enact change.
With reportedly nearly every state in the union — adopting similar education programs, Common Core is influenced by successes in other countries and was never drafted with full scrutiny from the public. Beck added that states had a mere two months to commit to the plan during summer months in which state legislators were out of session.

Meanwhile, the federal government is, Beck noted, encouraging states to adopt Common Core. States that adopt common core can, according to Beck, receive waivers of the most demanding provisions in the No Child Left Behind Act.
To glean greater insight and find out more about the key leaders involved in the initiative, like Linda Darling-Hammond who served as an Obama advisor, are, Beck brought on special guests to discuss Common Core in depth.
On the panel was 31-year teaching veteran David Cox, who retired from his Utah school last year because of Common Core and is now teaching at a charter school. He is also a former legislator who helped to create standard levels for his district.
Christal Swasey, another former public school teacher who left the trade because of Common Core. She believes that the initiative is “dumbing down” children by giving “informational texts” instead of training students in the classic literature. She has also brought up the fact that Common Core poses a threat to student and family privacy.
Your browser does not support iframes.Also on the panel was Emmett McGroarty, an attorney with American Principles Project, an organization that challenges privacy issues with Common Core and Shereena Arrington, a former professor with a background in constitutional law and grassroots activist against who believes that Common Core renders teachers and parents powerless to bureaucrats in Washington.
Collectively, the panel’s objective is to lead the fight against Common Core Standards as they have seen the program’s detrimental effects
The plan includes Life Time Tracking of students with embeded chips with ALL personal data including religious data, banning of students from collage with a home or private education.
the plan turns classic education standards upside down with a different form of math and reading that ill turn children into Haters of knowladge,,,,ie Slaves
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:34 PM
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Thanks for the article. The school district, where I live, is using this now.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:39 PM
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If you don't want your child's school data tracked and used by marketing firms in the future, go to your school's administration and request the Common Core Opt-Out form. My wife did that today without any issues.

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Old 03-15-2013, 02:45 PM
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They r trying to push it back in several states now. Contact ur state reps (after u arm ur self with info ammo) and demand that it be rolled back. Michelle malkin's website has a series of really good articles on it. As bad as the curriculum is it is being used as an end run around around local control- it will be another top down forced program. Bill ayers is the author/promoter so that should tell u a good bit.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:26 PM
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I was just about to post info about this, as I hadn't seen it mentioned much on this forum. Yes, Michelle Malkin has an ongoing series of articles about this called "Rotten to the Core" which are a must-read:

Rotten to the Core - Part 1: Obama's War on Academic Standards

Rotten to the Core - Part 2: Readin', Writin' and Deconstructionism

Rotten to the Core - Part 3: Lessons from Texas and the Growing Grassroots Revolt

Rotten to the Core - Part 4: The Feds' Invasive Student Tracking Database

Rotten to the Core: Reader Feedback from the Frontlines

And new from her today:

Common Core as Trojan Horse

National Review - Michelle Malkin

Last week, I reported on the federal government’s massive new student-tracking database, which was created as part of the nationalized Common Core standards scheme.

The bad news: GOP “leadership” continues to ignore or, worse, enable this Nanny State racket. (Hello, Jeb Bush.)

The good news: A grassroots revolt outside the Beltway bubble is swelling. Families are taking their children’s academic and privacy matters out of the snoopercrats’ grip and into their own hands. You can now download a Common Core opt-out form to submit to your school district, courtesy of the group Truth in American Education.

Parents caught off guard by the stealthy tracking racket are now mobilizing across the country. According to the New York Daily News, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, echoing parents across New York City, blasted the tracking database in a letter to government officials: “I don’t want my kids’ privacy bought and sold like this.” This Wednesday, prompted by parental objections, Oklahoma state representatives unanimously passed House Bill 1989 — the Student Data Accessibility, Transparency and Accountability Act — to prohibit the release of confidential student data without the written consent of the student’s parent or guardian.

As I noted in last week’s column, the national Common Core student database was funded with Obama stimulus money. Grants also came from the liberal Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (which largely underwrote and promoted the top-down Common Core curricular scheme). A division of the conservative Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. built the database infrastructure. A nonprofit startup, “inBloom, Inc.,” evolved out of this strange-bedfellows partnership to operate the invasive database, which is compiling everything from health-care histories, income information, and religious affiliations to voting status, blood types, and homework completion.

And it gets worse. Research fellow Joy Pullmann at the Heartland Institute points to a February Department of Education report on its data-mining plans that contemplates the use of creepy student-monitoring techniques such as “functional magnetic resonance imaging” and “using cameras to judge facial expressions, an electronic seat that judges posture, a pressure-sensitive computer mouse and a biometric wrap on kids’ wrists.”
The DOE report exposes the big lie that Common Core is about raising academic standards. The report instead reveals Common Core’s progressive designs to measure and track children’s “competencies” in “recognizing bias in sources,” “flexibility,” “cultural awareness and competence,” “appreciation for diversity,” “empathy,” “perspective taking, trust, [and] service orientation.”

That’s right. School districts and state governments are pimping out highly personal data on children’s feelings, beliefs, “biases,” and “flexibility” instead of doing their own jobs of imparting knowledge — and minding their own business. And yes, Republicans such as former Florida governor Jeb Bush continue to falsely defend the centralized Common Core regime as locally driven and non-coercive, while ignoring the database system’s circumvention of federal student-privacy laws.

Why? Edu-tech nosybodies are using the Common Core assessment boondoggle as a Trojan horse to collect and crunch massive amounts of personal student data for their own social-justice or moneymaking ends. Reminder: Nine states have entered into contracts with inBloom: Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina. Countless other vendors are salivating at the business possibilities in exploiting public-school students.

Google, for example, is peddling its Gmail platform to schools in a way that will allow it to harvest and access families’ information and preferences — which can then be sold in advertising profiles to marketers. The same changes to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 (also known as the Buckley Amendment, after its sponsor, Senator James L. Buckley) that paved the way for the Common Core tracking scheme also opened up private student information to Google. As FERPA expert Sheila Kaplan explains it, “Students are paying the cost to use Google’s ‘free’ servers by providing access to their sensitive data and communications.”

It’s a Big Brother gold rush and an educational Faustian bargain. Fortunately, there is a way out. It starts with parents’ reasserting their rights, protecting their children, and adopting that motto from the Reagan years: Just say no.
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Old 03-15-2013, 04:07 PM
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I work for a public school district in Arizona. Arizona is transitioning to the Common Core standards. All public schools throughout America have some type of curriculum standards they have to adhere to. These standards the state require of public schools seems to change every four years or so.

I believe the more serious issue is something that no one really knows about, called, in Arizona,- The Student-Teacher-Course-Connection. All public schools who received "Race to the Top" funding were required to have this in place by December 2012. Millions of dollars were invested on a state level into this new software program.

What this does is gives the state and the feds the ability to track any student with the student's individual ID #, preschool through 12th grade, where little Johnnie was for every period of the day, the teachers name with the teachers individual ID#, the subject, if a substitute was used in the class, etc. The student's ID is tied to all the students demographic info and behavior reports. The tentacles spread far and wide with all the data collected from public schools. Schools in AZ are also required to weight all the students and report this info.

Next year our teachers salary will be directly tied to this student information. More and more local control of our schools is being removed.
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