3 Examples That Show How Common Core Is Destroying Math Education In America

Whenever you let federal bureaucrats get their hands on anything they are probably going to ruin it. During the Obama administration, the Department of Education spearheaded a transformation of American education that was absolutely breathtaking. Over a period of about five years, Common Core standards were implemented in almost every state in the entire nation. Unfortunately, this has resulted in a huge step backward for public education in this country. Common Core has been called ‘state-sponsored child abuse’, and it is a big reason why U. S. students are scoring so poorly on standardized tests compared to much of the rest of the world.
According to Wikipedia, at one point 46 states had adopted Common Core, but now some states are having second thoughts…
46 states initially adopted the Common Core State Standards, although implementation has not been uniform. At least 12 states have introduced legislation to repeal the standards outright,[1] and Indiana has since withdrawn from the standards.
Sadly, many parents don’t even understand how dramatically our system of education has been tampered with. In her book entitled The Education Invasion: How Common Core Fights Parents for Control of American Kids, Joy Pullmann exposes how the Gates Foundation has been one of the key players in the effort to get Common Core introduced into classrooms all over America…

This post was published at The Economic Collapse Blog on July 14th, 2017.

The Elite Initiate “Operation Remove Trump”, Plans Are Set For Dec 19th – Episode 1153b

The following video was published by X22Report on Dec 15, 2016
The Elite are now pushing their agenda to remove Trump from the Presidency. The are pulling out all the stops, Russian hacking, Putin did it, celebrities are making the call to the electors to change their votes. The CIA will not hand over the evidence to congress and Larry Nichols says the Elite will steal the elections. The common core curriculum has now assisted in dropping the US ranking in math and literacy around the world. Facebook is now created a method of checking fake news. Merkel is going to censor the internet during the elections. Russia is bringing in addition arms to Syria. The US will be flying missions in Syria and will bomb Palmyra, most likely supporting the terrorist. Travel warning goes into effect in Ukraine. A Naval computer simulation is predicting a civil war.

U.S. Kids Keep Getting Dumber; Ranked 31st Of 35 Developed Nations In Math, New Study Reveals

The U. S. Department of Education has just released it’s latest ranking of international education systems (Program for International Student Assessment – “PISA”) and performance of U. S. students just continues to deteriorate on both absolute and relative terms.
Perhaps it’s time to have a real conversation about the complete failure of “Common Core” and the idiocy of allowing teachers’ unions to hold our children hostage while hiding behind ridiculous contracts that grant tenure after 6 months and make it impossible to fire underperformers. Just a thought for the incoming Trump administration.
The Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss summed up the problems nicely: There are many reasons children aren’t learning anything during the long hours they spend in government schools. Sometimes, their teachers don’t show up to work because they’re out on the teachers union picket line demanding taxpayers pick up the tab for their plastic surgery. Other times, students are forced to sit in classes led by totally unqualified teachers who will never leave because they’re protected by tenure. For every disgraceful teacher, though, there are tons of good ones who are doing their best. The problem often isn’t teachers’ incompetence, it’s that they’re forced to instruct kids using rubbish. Look at the Common Core State Standards, which were adopted initially by 46 states because their federal education funding depended on it. The math is backwards, confusing, and, as the National Review so suitably dubbed it, ‘dumb.’ The reading standards fill students’ minds with filth in the form of raunchy books and with yawn-inducing ‘informational texts.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 15, 2016.

STRAIGHT A STUDENTS BEING HELD BACK A GRADE FOR REFUSING TO TAKE COMMON CORE STANDARDIZED TESTS

Parents across the country are revolting against an obviously agenda-driven brainwashing system that is our nation’s modern public schools, while the system is doing everything it can to force compliance.
Parents who opted their kids out of Florida’s standardized state tests at the end of the year as an act of civil disobedience are now being told their children, despite some having straight As, are going to be held back a grade as punishment… once again proving that America’s public school system is not about educating smart future leaders of tomorrow, butdumbing kids down and forcing them to obey and conform.
Via The Orlando Sentinel:
The parents, part of the ‘opt out’ movement opposed to high-stakes testing, are furious.
They are convinced school districts are not following state law and are instead retaliating against families who refused to take part in the Florida Standards Assessments. They did so as an act of civil disobedience to protest what they view as the state’s over-reliance on an unproven standardized test.
‘There’s no reason for a third grader with straight As to be retained,’ said parent Rhonda Nickerson, whose 9-year-old daughter may be barred from fourth grade at a Seminole County elementary school. ‘What are they going to do with her in third grade again?’

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on JUNE 6, 2016.

FAIL: STATE DEPT’S MARIE HARF BLAMES $50 BILLION IRAN ‘BONUS’ IN NUCLEAR DEAL ON TREASURY DEPT CALCULATION ERROR

Someone has obviously been studying their common core math.
After Jay Solomon over at the Wall Street Journal pointed out that there was a whopping $50 billion difference in the funds Iran was supposed to get after the sanctions release in the administration’s nuclear deal and what Iran is claiming to have, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf took to Twitter to ‘clarify’ to him publicly that it was the Treasury Department’s fault… as if that somehow makes the government look less ridiculously inept.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on FEBRUARY 4, 2016.

U.S. Warning: All U.S. Citizens Still In Libya Must Leave Straight Away – Episode 768b

The following video was published by X22Report on Sep 17, 2015
FEDS admit US Government forces states to accept common core. UK study says there will be a rise in mass shootings. Japan ruling party forced the war bill through. Ukraine bans reporters for 1 year. US issues warning to US citizens in Libya, get out now. Germany sides with Russia, need to create coalition to fight IS.

Red List News-Death to Anti-Gov. Journalists, Putin Provokes WW III

On Episode 16 of Red List News, Both Dave and Jim play a part in ‘going deep’ as they highlight China and the growing tensions between the East and the West. Moving closer to home, Dave covers how Common Core, and ultimatelyAgenda 21, has successfully chipped away at the US Constitution in public schools, while Jim stays on the topic of Agenda 21; specifically the Pope’s role in coming to America later this month. For the home stretch, Dave outlines the seriousness of President Putin’s goal to eliminate the dollar, while Jim ducks for cover as a West Point professor calls for military strikes on journalists critical of the ‘war on terror.’


This post was published at The Common Sense Show on 04 Sep, 2015.

Deleting American History: Under New Standards, ‘U.S. Constitution Simply Ignored by Teachers’

‘The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history. […] He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.’ – George Orwell, 1984
Common Core and similar corporate-driven efforts to alter education are starting to have some serious consequences.
Rewriting history is a major part of the silent takeover that is and has been underway for some time.
The powers that be are interested in control, not in freedom. That much is understood.
As such, American history – as ugly and bloody as it has been – cannot be told. Knowledge about the U. S. Constitution, the critical Bill of Rights and the revolution for independence are inconvenient facts to the new social engineering.
Incredibly, public schools are now actually beginning to rewrite history by omitting this pivotal chapter from classrooms.

This post was published at shtfplan on September 2nd, 2015.

Main Core, Jade Helm and Political Dissident Hit Lists

Much is being written about ‘the list’ in which independent Americans, who do not drink from the Obama Koolaid, are on a list which will ultimately result in their loss of freedom and very possibly their lives. Some people are calling this list, ‘Main Core’.
Advocates of the Main Core view state that a secret government hit list has been in place since the 1980′s. Some even wrongly suggest the Ed Snowden has revealed this information regarding Main Core to the world, when in fact, nothing could be further than the truth.
Main Core’s Eight Million Names
This ‘hit list’ supposedly consists of 8 million names. Yet, not one name on the list has been released despite some reporters insisting that Main Core is real. Some have resorted to quoting Wikipedia on the topic which is laughable. Wikipedia may be suited to quoting already known facts in evidence. However, since the information is not vetted by credible sources, Wikipedia is not allowed as a reference for research papers by most professors at most Universities for this reason. Other proponents of Main Core insist that the discussion of a government hit list of dissidents by other reporters in the past is validation that there is a program known as Main Core.
Reality Check
There is definitely an ongoing and definitive plot to control education known as Common Core and some would even consider this program to be a case of terrorism against American students, but this is not what we are talking about here. And there is a list of ‘enemies of the state’ maintained by the government, but it is not called Main Core. How do I know? I have been told by my two best sources that the NSA now maintains all lists of dissidents with regard to this perverted view of what constitutes national security in an alphanumeric format. When it comes to these kinds of data files, the NSA does not code its data files by using project names such as ‘Main Core’. Further, the use of a file name such as Main Core which would be a static reference to intelligence files and, as such, falls outside accepted NSA practices.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on May 7, 2015.

Common Core education: the insane bottom line

‘In a tightly controlled setting, subjecting a young child to cognitive dissonance amounts to mind control.’ (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)
For the sake of my argument here, I’m putting aside the fact that public education belongs under the purview of the states and not the federal government.
This article is about how the federal government decided Common Core would succeed.
I’m not going to recite brain-numbing examples of teaching basic math to very young children, under the Common Core system. Suffice it to say, I can add 9 and 6 and come up with the right answer. And I know why 9 and 6 equals 15. I don’t need Boolean algebra or set theory or a base-10 system to understand why addition works.
The bottom line on Common Core was articulated by Diane Ravitch in her 2013 book, Reign of Error. Ravitch writes:
‘…these new [Common Core] standards had never been field-tested anywhere. No one can say with certainty whether the Common Core standards will improve education, whether they will reduce or increase achievement gaps among different groups, or how much it will cost to implement them. Some scholars believe they [Common Core standards] will make no difference, and some critics say they will cost billions to implement; others say they will lead to more testing.’
In short, whatever else Common Core is, it is an experimental hypothesis. It has never been field-tested.
No one knew how well it would work when it was proposed, implemented, and accepted. No one knows now.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on April 3, 2015.

THIS IS WHAT NATIONAL SUICIDE LOOKS LIKE

President Obama has lamented that special interests dominate the world of politics. My first reaction was to laugh out loud. After all, we are listening to the words of a politician/community activist who has done his very best job handing over the country to the communist bankers that are loosely referred to as the New World Order. This is the same Obama who has supported continued bail-outs of criminal bankers, has overseen and mandated a failing education system (i.e. Common Core), and has mandated a failing health care system that has instituted death panels (e.g. Obamacare age related treatment exclusions). Anytime this President has proposed anything it has either taken money out of our collective pockets or it has served to shorten our longevity, or both! So, you will excuse me when I look upon Obama’s insistence that voting should become mandatory with great suspicion.
President Obama’s answer for the undue influence of the bankers in politics is to FORCE people to vote. Yes, that is right, your President wants voting to become mandatory! Isn’t this the same President that handed over 18% of our economy to four managed care companies in the form of Obamacare and this served to drive the price up dramatically? Gee, Mr. President, you force America to take your substandard Obamacare under the threat of fines and going to jail, and now you are telling us that we must vote or face fines or going to jail? How long will it be until we have elections, with only one choice, of which we are forced to vote in our approval or face fines or go to jail? This reminds me of the old style Soviet elections where the people had one choice and the citizens voted for it, or they paid fines and went to jail. I don’t know if I am living closer to communist Cuba or North Korea. By the way, mandatory voting has its roots in communism.

This post was published at The Common Sense Show on March 20, 2015.

Straight-A College Student Kicked out Because He Was Homeschooled

With all this talk about mandatory vaccination legislation, a lot more parents are discussing homeschool as an option (while that option is even still available). Aside from that, more and more parents are asking how much propaganda do we really want to expose our children to on their path to adulthood, anyway? Add Common Core to make matters that much more ridiculous and more people are choosing homeschool as the best option for their child’s mind.
That being said, the story I’m about to discuss out of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) shows the enormity of what homeschooling parents truly are up against in this country. Let me back up just a bit by saying that yours truly dropped out of high school. I could wax on about how I regret missing my senior prom or that I’ve had a rough go in life without that piece of paper saying I put up with my high school experience for four whole years, but the truth is I don’t and I haven’t.
I went on to get three college degrees including a master’s degree and I’ve spent enough time critically analyzing the system to realize that, overall, a lot of it was pure bullsh*t and a total waste of time. Not that any of us need pieces of paper to validate our intelligence or existence. On the flip side, I personally watched people mouth breathe their way through the mind-numbing curriculum at my high school, graduate with Ds, then go on to join the military or get corporate jobs or become mall cops, complete with helmet and segway, for example… people who couldn’t have passed a GED exam if they tried. But, nonetheless, high school is still the standard to live by.
Today, that school is experience is magnified. The propaganda we were subjected to back then (guns are scary and bad, support our troops with yellow ribbons no matter what, lawyers and doctors make the most money so go do that, abortion is good) is nooooothing compared to the level of establishment agenda indoctrination being piped into our children’s brains today, complete with a heaping pile of fear to ice the b.s. cake. It’s actually pretty horrifying and a write up of its own… but I digress.
Homeschool allows parents a shot at not subjecting their children to that, and something better, or at least different, than being ‘taught to the middle,’ allowing their children much more room to actually learn something. However, the system, as they say, is not rigged in the favor of anyone who tries to think outside of it’s box.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on March 12th, 2015.

Nation’s Top Teacher Drops Resignation Bomb: ‘I Can’t Drill ’em and Kill ’em’

An award-winning, nationally recognized teacher gave a ‘mic-dropping’ speech that ends with the announcement of her teaching resignation at Elyria, OH public schools.
Stacie Starr was not just any teacher, however. She was the number one finalist in 2014′s ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’ ‘Top Teacher’ award, a people’s choice and enviable contest of sorts. It’s like the ‘American Idol’ for teacher contestants, and it drove her into the national limelight. This prompted many news segments to ask her how it felt to win that kind of recognition. In multiple pieces you can see her getting tearfully choked up at the honor, and calling it one of the greatest days of her entire life. Furthermore, she did not simply download information into her learning-disabled, at-risk students – she taught them how to think. That is why she was recognized!
That was near the end of the 2013-2014 school year, so for her to announce her resignation the following year, nowhere near retirement age, is astonishing and enough to make the greater majority of people to say, ‘what gives?’ In the speech below, she will tell you exactly what gives.
But more than that, this speech is utterly heart wrenching because it erupts in tears of another kind.
Earlier this month, Starr was merely to provide information at a Lorain County Education Forum about PARCC testing as it relates to special education students. PARCC is the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, a coalition of states that is using the test to drive Common Core by assessing students (and teachers) to see how ‘up to par’ they are on the new, fast-paced and nonsensical programming.
What is even more insidious, is that special needs students have been left out of the mix to fall by the wayside. By that I mean, while they are normally allowed to have helps for their disability (like having the test read aloud), they are not allowed any such thing with PARCC.


This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on February 16th, 2015.

California-school mind control: grades for ‘Gratitude’

The Sacramento Bee has the story. 1/27/15, ‘Grit and gratitude join reading, writing and arithmetic on report cards,’ by Loretta Kalb:
‘Across the state, report cards are undergoing a sea change in how students are measured for academic performance. Where teachers once graded students [only] on traditional math or English skills, they now judge attributes such as grit, gratitude or being sensitive to others… Districts are changing their report cards to reflect the new Common Core State Standards…’
‘…when it comes to attributes such as grit or being sensitive to others, they [teachers] give [third-grade] students one of four marks: A for almost always, O for often, S for sometimes and R for rarely.’
Report cards for young children. Grit, gratitude, and sensitivity to others. Welcome to the madhouse.
Where are the massive parent protests? Apparently, nowhere. So they’re brainwashed as well.
In case I need to point this out: a child of eight isn’t naturally gushing gratitude and sensitivity toward others. In schools, these are taught values, and they are now attached to report-card grades. The child is being conditioned to behave in prescribed ways, in order to earn a ‘gold star.’
It’s all synthetic, artificial. It’s operant conditioning. The baffled clueless child learns to take cues. He learns to speak certain ‘grateful sensitive’ words. He becomes a waddling little duck who’s taught how to quack. They all quack in concert.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on January 30, 2015.