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Common Core: What's the Real Objective?

“We are a nation of guinea pigs” is how educational historian Diane Ravitch described the implementation of Common Core standards in American schools. And she’s absolutely right.

As of 2013, almost every state in the union had adopted the Common Core standards in return for vast amounts of federal education dollars, as well as the promise that education within their schools would vastly improve. The truth is that no one knows whether or not these standards will do what has been promised. No one knows whether they will prepare our children to better compete in the increasingly global economy into which they are being thrust. The fact that so many have swallowed, hook, line and sinker, this idea, without first testing whether the idea is even legitimate, is terribly disturbing.

What’s even more disturbing is that Common Core legislation passed in the vast majority of state legislatures before most Americans even knew what it was. This plan, which affects virtually every student, teacher, and parent in America, and will eventually impact every industry in the United States, became law in almost every state with almost no debate or say by the American people. In recent months, light has been shed not just on the standards themselves, but on the process by which the standards were implemented and passed into law. As a result, many states have begun reconsidering their rushed decisions to adopt Common Core, and several have even pulled out altogether. 

Considering the vast array of incredibly appalling Common-Core-aligned curriculum examples, as well as what the standards themselves include (and just as importantly, what they don’t include), it’s very difficult to believe that the real, underlying purpose of Common Core is nothing more than the centralization of education into one federal bureaucracy that has, at its Core, a Common objective: to create a society of workers who are all taught virtually the same thing, who are susceptible to indoctrination from one central government that has the power to control exactly what is and what is not taught--a central  government that is increasingly intolerant, and at times, downright hostile towards Christianity.

The NCLL believes that the best education is one decided by those closest to the child: the parents and the local school districts. Our children’s education should not be left to those who are swayed by money and the far-off promise of something that is as yet untested, untried, and unproven.

Listen here to one of our recent Law Talk Live broadcasts, where Attorney Gibbs III discusses Common Core and took several great calls on this topic. 

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