UPDATE–March 25, 2014
Kudos to Governor Pence for his leadership in getting the state to not allow this government takeover of Indiana’s educational system. Let’s hope that Indiana will be an example to other states to pass laws to prevent it from being implemented in their states.
Post Prior to Indiana decision. Common Core State Standards Inititiative, commonly referred to as just Common Core, is a government education inititiative that details what K-12 students should know in English language arts and mathematics at the end of each grade. Pressure is under way to implement it in all the schools in all states K-l through K-12. Common Core is designed to do to the eductional system what Obamacare is doing to the Health Care system. Fully implemented it will give the government total control of our eductional system. (so much so that many are referring to it as Obamacore.) The government will dictate what is taught, how it is taught, and how it is evaluated.
Just a cursory examination of Common Core and what is to be taught will show that it is an insane bunch of gobbledook that serves no purpose other than to continue the dumbing down of our youth and ensure they are thoroughly indoctrinated into the Progressive philosophy.
Karen VanTil Gushta has a Ph.D. in philosophy of education and is a freelance writer and former educator with experience teaching at all levels. She has written a series of informative and eye-opening articles about Common Core, aka Obamacore. If you have children or grandchildren I urge you to read these articles, and then use your voices to oppose this terrible assault on our educational system. You can go here for links to all the articles.