#CommonCore: Political Ideological Goals Trumping Educational Ones

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pledgeofallegianceBy now, if you haven’t been living under a rock, like those guys in the old Geico Commercial, you have probably heard of  Common Core.

This is a curriculum being taught in 45 states, whose official purpose is to set a national standard for what American Students in our public schools should know at each grade level.

In other words, it is a “cookie cutter” approach to education.

And, according to Conservative Pundit, Michelle Malkin, it is something that definitely needs to be watched over by concerned parents…

For decades, collectivist agitators in our schools have chipped away at academic excellence in the name of fairness, diversity, and social justice. “Progressive” reformers denounced Western-civilization requirements, the Founding Fathers, and the Great Books as racist. They attacked traditional grammar classes as irrelevant in modern life. They deemed grouping students by ability to be bad for self-esteem. They replaced time-tested rote techniques…

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