Common Core is the Obamacare of education – high school senior explains why

While attention is on the debacle that is Obamacare, there is another even more disturbing comprehensive government program being implemented called “Common Core” a set of educational guidelines that were never voted on by Congress, the Department of Education nor by local or state governments.

This federal takeover of public education redefines reading and math standards, teaching and testing for K-12 schooling. According to a report from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI):

The sweeping bold national effort was introduced in 2010 and adopted by more than 40 states with little notice, Common Core has since rocketed into the popular imagination. Headlines are now filled with tales of angry public meetings and legislative clashes in places like Florida, New York and Georgia. This discord may surprise some. The Common Core is the very reform that the New York Times editorial board celebrated as “a once-in-a-generation opportunity,” and which U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said “may prove to be the single greatest thing to happen to public education in America since Brown versus Board of Education.”

But challenges with implementation are making the Common Core look more and more like Obamacare. States like Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Oklahoma that were eager to adopt the standards in 2010 are now having second thoughts. The AEI reports even the president of the American Federation of Teachers admitted the implementation of the Common Core is “far worse” than the launch of Obamacare – and that’s saying something.

So where was all this anger when states were adopting the Common Core? Why is it boiling up now? Here’s one important clue: Americans were clueless. According to a Gallup report this fall, 68 percent of Americans had never even heard of the Common Core.

Tennessee high school senior Ethan Young, a student at Farragut High in Knox County, gives an outstanding summation of why Common Core is so frightening.

States have been quietly spending the last two or three years planning to fundamentally alter how schools teach and test reading and math, but parents and teachers are only now encountering these big changes that seemingly came out of nowhere.

The advocates of Common Core are trying to dismiss the objections as a function of parents and teachers being uninformed or misinformed — sound familiar? Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel recently said basically the same thing about Obamacare, as we reported. You’re just too stupid to understand why this is good for you – a typical refrain from the Obama administration.

Here’s another little-discussed fact relating to education: Obamacare mandates the government takeover of college education student loans. In essence, the private sector financial institutions have been driven out. With Common Core and the takeover of college loans, the federal government essentially controls your education from kindergarten on.

Don’t forget one of the 10 planks laid out by Karl Marx in the “Communist Manifesto” is the complete state control of education.

Folks, down South we grew up learning how to boil a frog. You never toss a frog into a hot pot of water. You put the frog into a pot of cool water and slowly turn up the heat. America, it’s getting mighty warm in our pot.

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David
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I totally agree and hope you run for President!

Don Anastas
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In the beginning of Obama in the WH the term Czar was bandied about and some snickered or used it as a term to indicate there was a growing “ruler” class in the highest levels of government. Now, as the second Obama regime unfolds we’re seeing more and more the handiwork of agencies, departments, executive orders and just what a dicatorship begins to look like. Those pesky “Czars” have been very busy writing regulations and laws outside of the realm of the legislature all the while enveloping the American people, suffocating their freedom and liberty. This has been the quiet… Read more »
SandyLester
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Brilliant your man……..there is a reason home schooling is increasing

Carolyn Duckering
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I taught school for many years, beginning in the late ’60’s,..Some of that time was in private schools……..I was made aware of what was in our textbooks at the beginning. My college professor for Americanism vs. Communism class was a member of The John Birch Society. My point is the subversiveness did not begin with any of the aforementioned presidents. It just became more obvious with each one. If I were a young person today, and there was any way possible, I would home school.. My second choice would a parochial school.

TeeJohn
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I homeschool my grandchildren. At first I was amazed at how many teachers’ children are being homeschooled and how many retired teachers supported homeschooling.

Cathy
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I homeschool as well we can not afford parochial. Here in GA the local high school in Long County doesn’t even say the Pledge, because it has the word “God” in it. What on earth is happening to our country? So sad.

Leo2Leo
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This young man clearly has a bright future ahead of him…IF Gov’t stays out
of his way.
Col. West please run for President of the U.S.A.

Travis
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With government owning housing, food welfare, education, loan debts, and healthcare, can anyone honestly say America is not tending toward Socialism? When government provides for all our needs, we are no longer free people, but dependents, and dependence breeds sloth, greed for what others have, and envy and hatred for those who have without entitlement.

CK
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Greta Job Young Man. Look at those evil looks from the teachers in the audience while this man exposes their “Commiecare”

msv77
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This country needs this young man to choose a life path in politics.

Danthemason
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He is more valuable as a gainfully employed member of the private sector.

Marvin Standridge
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If we complain about the corruption and mis-truths of our elected officials then ask our selves why do we keep re-electing them? Term limits will end entrenchment and the majority of political corruption.

Juanita Alvarez
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I’m all for term limits. But do you really think the entrenched politicians are going to vote for their own termination after x number of years.

fedup
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unfortunately that would be the case. it would have to take a real leader with the authority to lead that charge and others to sign on. but right now our politicians are elitists, focused on themselves and interest groups, not the country. no exemptions and set term limits for every position would help eliminate the elitist attitude.

leybaterry
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Rep West this Nation needs you, we are in desperate need of men and women with conviction, integrity in politics, unlike most that are in office today

Reddkl
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Common Core is an off-shot of No Child Left Behind. You may want to check into which president signed that into law.

OpenYourEyesAmerica
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You know, Reddkl… who cares about who signed it into law. It’s not about democrats or republicans… because this is not a two party system anymore… it’s a one party system, with two different names. The sooner everyone realizes this, the better off we’ll be. You are so distracted with the imaginary battle between the two parties, you’re unable to see that they are working together and have been for a LONG time. Bush, Obama, Clinton, etc. aren’t enemies. They have the exact same goals. They just use each other to pass blame and distract you from the real issues…… Read more »
Reddkl
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NCLB and common core are tied into federal money for the schools. Title 1 and Johnson’s programs were not. NCLB guarantees failure because grades/scores can only improve so much. Teachers have nothing to do with common core’s design and rubric. I will exaggerate some examples: Student can add with 100% accuracy, but can’t count out change. The ocean NEVER freezes for students in Mississippi. T/F — Location is the clue here. Tying a teachers success to student test scores is NOT a real indication of their teaching ability. Lastly, I have to laugh when I disagree with someone and am… Read more »
Carolyn Duckering
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AMEN!

Truong Tin
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Reddkl’s point is that you guys didn’t bitch about it when it was a Bush program. Hypocrites.

K Moots
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Wrong. I bitched about no child left behind. Many conservatives and liberals alike were not happy about it.

fedup
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How do you know people didn’t bitch about it? we are mere peons, But this administration is in current power thirsting for more. bush couldn’t fart without “media” scrutinizing him, but no he was not great by any means, however we are talking the present, and this is the worst government reach has gone. if you want to toe a party line then by all means, personally i’m sick and tired of all the elitists that enact and pass bills all the time while excluding themselves. if the old systems were so “broken” then why do politicians pass these reforms/changes/additions… Read more »
Reddkl
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Exactly. The same applies to the stinky Patriot Act. Nobody complained about it then, but now it’s the worst thing going.

ServetheLord
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Yes we did. Our local Tea Party complained about a lot of the things that W did.

Sherill Weber
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President George W. Bush declared the start of a “new era” in American public education with the signing of the No Child Left Behind Act. The new law represented a sweeping reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which was originally enacted in 1965 as part of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty–and has since been reauthorized every four to six years, usually under a catchy new banner.

Brian Hill
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President Bush signed No Child into law. But, like a normal leftist, you don’t seem to see the difference between the two. No child let the states set there own standards. Common core has the federal government setting the standards for the states. That is what the debate is about. Before you throw Bush into the mix you might want to actually understand what your President is doing and why!!!!

Carol Griffin
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BRAVO!!!

MT
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CK…I don’t see evil looks! I see agreement from these teachers! Take it first hand from a teacher..Common Core is NOT ours! We have no say!

Sherill Weber
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Totally agree with you. There is one teacher every so often shaking her heard in agreement to what he is saying. Of course you don’t have a say,,,it’s funded by the Federal Government and run by the Governors.

Gail Miller
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Even the translator was clapping at the end.. that was an amazing speech!

Carol Griffin
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PLEASE HELP OUR CHILDREN! Please take this evil brainwashing propaganda from our classrooms. Please nurture our children, encourage them to think indepentently, to dream, to create – To protect and preserve the God given freedoms our founding fathers fought for. The Common Core promotes the lock-step philosophy too reminiscent of governments who want to destroy us. God bless America and God bless our children!

Kitten
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If you have a child in the public school system you DO have a say. Get involved!

TeeJohn
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That almost never works. They don’t want to listen. Either get the federal government out of the schools or homeschool.

OperationTailGunner
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Joseph Goebbels would be proud….Allen West, you just got punked! And what about eSembler and all of the well intentioned corporate integration (systemic privatization) and infiltration of public education launched by Neil Bush? The Texas textbook massacre (sanitizing history for political and theological agendas). Todays schools generate a mindless workforce destined for corporations and military service. It makes universities and lending institutions rich, while saddling students with perpetual debt. Many of the real innovations in this country originate from college drop outs…(who resist the programming). AEI as an independent reliable unbiased source of information? Allen West whatever it is you… Read more »
Beeta
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Thank God TEXAS has outlawed common core in TEXAS… people wake up and GiT ER DONE!!!

thickseducation
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Well, actually, TexAs adopted common cores. They just did it in a quieter fashion. They readopted the Common Core standards, added a few of their own and called them Texas Standards. But, do your homework – the new Texas standards are VERY similiar to CCSS. But, also do your homework on the Common Cores (CCSS) – these are a set of skills that students should be able to do at the end of their grade levels. The curriculum – that is still up to local school districts, as it always has been,

Pat Nash
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I would simply like to know if this devilish infiltration of our schools by our government have been implemented at Sidwell Friends Schoo? This is where the Obama Girls attend.

badman400
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Parents Home School your children, or send them to a private school! Our government doesn’t want an informed child armed with facts. They want a zombie who has been taught a defeatist attitude along with feelings of hopelessness and helplessness! They want children who are taught to hate their own country and feel disdain for the founding fathers who gave them the very freedoms they enjoy, or should I say, once enjoyed. Because if the government has its way, we will eventually have embedded spies and socialist foot slaves of the government in our homes. Our children are being taught… Read more »
Taylor
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I read an article that states that private schools and home schooling have to follow this system as well.

Cathy
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Homeschoolers do not. Thankfully in America we can still choose what our children our learn in our own home.

df
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So…..what’s wrong with common core? He never actually ever said a single thing that was wrong with it. He complained about how it was implemented and stated it was bad for teachers or students. This student although well-spoken, lacks the critical thought needed to convey a point. The same critical thinking that common core looks to teach us. And for all the hardcore rightists on this page; you all sound like Glenn Beck with your “Fascist Leftist Socialist Nazi Nazi Nazi Obama Nazi” crap. This was a BI PARTISAN creation and was implemented by BI-PARTISAN governors. Many Red states thought… Read more »
HC
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tying this to Obama and socialism is just ignorant…Yes, Republicans actually began this process, but Obama has it on steroids.

df
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Can you link me to 1 thing Obama has done to push this measure through? Federal funding? Was it congress that passed it? Was it the Republican house? How many Republicans voted for it vs Democrats. And lastly, what is wrong with it?

K Moots
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Obama gave money to (bribed) states that adopted the new common core standards. This measure was not brought to congress or the board of education for a vote so to answer your questions no one voted for it and states were given federal funds to implement the new standards. I was not even able to find anything out about whether our local schools had adopted this until the end of last school year. Even though I made numerous calls to our county and state board of education offices for over a year from when I first heard about it. I… Read more »
df
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First of all, Obama doesn’t give money. He doesn’t have authority to do so. Either House or Congress must vote to fund. And it was on it’s way of becoming a standard incentive before OBama took office. Meaning the senate was a majority republican. To link this at all to Obama is just ignorant. The federal government offers lots of incentives. Like the funding to create laws limiting the drinking age to 21 instead of 18. The incentive it receives from government is that they have a standard to work towards and it was the states that approved the standards.… Read more »
K Moots
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Wow, put down the pipe and do some research… you will clearly find that this measure WAS NOT voted on by congress or by the dept of education. Individual states made the decision to solicit their children for money. Of coarse politifact says the feds had nothing to do with it. (BTW politifact is run by die-hard liberals) In a few years they will try to brainwash the masses in to thinking the ACA was not pushed by Obama and his Marxist administration. Keep smoking that pipe and drinking your obama-aid.

df
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Again, no source. You are spouting off at the mouth like a foaming neo-con. Source. How is obama linked to this. Source. And you reiterated what I said, the states voted for it. True. I never said the measure was for it, I said any dispersal of federal aid can not be done by the president. It CAN be done by congress. Since Common core was initiated before Obama was president, doesn’t that prove my point that Congress (republicans had control of it then) approved the funding? Source. And again, Source. if Politifact is liberal, then find me your best… Read more »
Fedup
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Government control is never good, when you eliminate private sector you get not only monopoly but dictatorship. And as someone who works within a government entity, I can assure you the efficiency is pathetic and could stand to attend a few business courses. If test scores are lowered, then the outcome will have the same result..lower quality. It all plays into the government quest for total control, especially when people are less educated in mass, it much easier to manipulate and deceive. It take a larger picture to see the underlying issues and concerns. Micro-managing of anything, business, sports, government… Read more »
df
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Correct me if I’m wrong, but public education has always been under the funding and control of the government to an extent.

df
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One vote down and no correction. If schools were left up to the private sector, many poorer families would receive no education if they couldn’t afford the prices the private sector sets. This is the entire reason the government set up PUBLIC schools. So everyone has a chance at a good education. I understand the notion for smaller government intervention, but this is a stretch.

Death2Unions
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Parents ave simply handed over all responsibility of raising their kids to The State.

elizabeth greeley
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Please let me take a moment to elaborate on the subject of parenting. Today’s parents are always comprising with their children. Little discipline, that’s just too much work and effort,, easier to just hand over their toys (smart phones, play station 4, etc.). Much easier to just let them do whatever they desire!! I have friends & neighbors that simply ignore their children. As a result, they cannot compete and they cannot cope. My 9 yr. old grandson is only allowed 1 day maximum 2-3 hrs. of video game time!! He would rather play sports be active and be involved… Read more »
Judy Wilson Nolin
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Anyone on here asking “So, what’s wrong with Common core?” is not reading, talking to students and teachers. Please do your homework before you start calling names.

Ms Vadillo
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Standards are NOT curriculum. Standards are simply a list of skills students need to know by the end of a school year or course of study. Please go to the website and read them and pick even ONE standard you would not want your child to know.

Intheknow
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For those who may have missed Gov. Huckabee’s segment on “Common Core”, here is the link to view: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mow256-axNo. Liberal indoctrination was taking hold of our children in the public school system years ago (1990’s) when my children attended. In thinking back, I was probably considered a “thorn in their side” for my frequent appearances at their school “asking to many questions”. Now, my eldest daughter with 3 children has discovered, “it’s far reaching today” compared to when she was in school. So much so, she and her husband are now considering removing their children from school (Oklahoma) to home… Read more »
df
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My parents said the same thing in the 80s when they decided to homeschool. What i got was a mediocre education by a parent with a highschool degree and no real education training. I had to go to college to actually learn what I missed out on in public school.

Sarrah Goldblume
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Today schools are indoctrination centers. Many have daycare in them, violence, gangs, drugs and propaganda out the ears. If you cannot make a zip gun, crack pipe out of a test tube, or get Krokodil thank your M&P. Read some John Taylor Gatto

MASTER'SPreacherMark
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good WORD SON AND VERY HONOURABLE TOHEAR what the SPIRIT says to those loving parents and teachers that are true and real. JUST PRAY NO TO COMMON CORE !

Josh
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Mate, Marx may have talked about “state control of education” but he lived in the 19th century, when it was radical amongst Europeans to suggest universal suffrage, even for males (as Marx did, oh no, democracy is a communist plot now I’m sure). State-funded education is a cornerstone of any functioning modern capitalist democracy as it enables the best and the brightest to have an education and achieve no matter how rich their parents are. When quoting political philosophers from the past, it’s a good idea to put their quotes and ideas in context, instead of fearmongering by connecting them… Read more »
Phillip Cantu
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Democracy is a bad idea, though.

Josh
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No comment.

Pat Nash
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Common Core, rotten to the core.

Pat Nash
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This is really am unnecessary evil. Had to have been birthed in the Pit of Hell. Only minds that are twisted would unleash this on innocent children

Sarrah Goldblume
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Amen.

The Federal government has absolutely NO authority to be in healthcare or education yet they are.

One thing that has CLEARLY been proven if you have a problem the hi-jacked US government is the last people you want to get involved!

The Tree of Liberty calls.