Win the Common Core Battle But Lose the War?

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This arti­cle relates to my seri­ous con­cern that Com­mon Core (CC) is being used as a very effec­tive DIVERSION from the seri­ous prob­lem of tax-sup­port­ed school choice which will lock up ALL chil­dren world­wide in the com­put­er­ized Communist/OBE work­force train­ing sys­tem nec­es­sary for a planned glob­al econ­o­my. This is the com­mu­nist edu­ca­tion sys­tem referred to by Pro­fes­sor Eugene Boyce, Uni­ver­si­ty of Geor­gia, where “they do not edu­cate for jobs that don’t exist” – a.k.a., “quo­ta sys­tem.” This is the plan referred to by edu­ca­tion researcher Cyn­thia Weath­er­ly as “lim­it­ed learn­ing for life­long labor.” No upward mobil­i­ty for our chil­dren.

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Once the world’s chil­dren are trapped in that tax-fund­ed sys­tem (which has been the inter­na­tion­al plan over many years, using inno­cent-sound­ing “school choice/vouchers/tuition tax cred­its”) they will be required by Fed­er­al law to sub­mit to Com­mon Core and all that goes with it. Dus­ton Heuston of Utah’s World Insti­tute for Com­put­er Assist­ed Teach­ing spoke regard­ing par­ents being left out of the loop when he said:

We’ve been absolute­ly stag­gered by real­iz­ing that the com­put­er has the capa­bil­i­ty to act as if it were ten of the top psy­chol­o­gists work­ing with one stu­dent. You’ve seen the tip of the ice­berg. Won’t it be won­der­ful when the child in the small­est coun­try in the most dis­tant area or in the most con­fused urban set­ting can have the equiv­a­lent of the finest school in the world on that ter­mi­nal and no one can get between that child and that cur­ricu­lum? We have great moments com­ing in the his­to­ry of edu­ca­tion.

Let’s take a look at just two of the major play­ers sup­port­ing tax-fund­ed school choice:

1)  Ex-IBM CEO Louis B. Ger­st­ner has called on Pres­i­dent Oba­ma to dis­man­tle 16,000 school dis­tricts, which sim­ply means to strip them of their elect­ed boards. See Wall Street Jour­nal, 12/1/2008, “Lessons from 40 years of Edu­ca­tion Reform: Let’s abol­ish local school dis­tricts and final­ly adopt nation­al stan­dards”;

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2)  Long-time edu­ca­tion change agent, Chester E. Finn, Jr., who sup­ports tax-fund­ed school choice/charters, and in an arti­cle enti­tled “Why Pri­vate Schools Are Dying Out” (The Wall Street Jour­nal, 5/16/13) vir­tu­al­ly called for the col­lapse of pri­vate edu­ca­tion. Thir­ty-one years ago Finn, in an arti­cle enti­tled “Pub­lic Ser­vice, Pub­lic Sup­port, Pub­lic Account­abil­i­ty” pub­lished in the March 1982 issue of the Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion of Sec­ondary School Prin­ci­pals’ Bul­letin, said:

Short of scat­ter­ing mon­ey in the streets or hand­ing it out to every­one who wants some, the fund­ing agency must define eli­gi­ble recipients…this means, in a word, “reg­u­la­tion,” the inevitable con­com­mi­tant of pub­lic finan­cial sup­port.

Par­ents sup­port­ing pub­licly-fund­ed school choice should read that warn­ing from Finn who obvi­ous­ly has not real­ly changed his mind over the past 31 years. He has just offi­cial­ly joined the ene­my camp of local (parent/taxpayer) con­trol of edu­ca­tion, those sup­port­ing tax-fund­ed school choice with no elect­ed boards. Tax­a­tion with­out rep­re­sen­ta­tion.

There is some­thing very evil afoot here and it breaks my heart to see so many good Amer­i­cans, main­ly Moms, coop­er­at­ing  in the demise of our pre-1965, high­ly suc­cess­ful edu­ca­tion sys­tem and the very cap­i­tal­ist[*] eco­nom­ic sys­tem that has drawn mil­lions of for­eign­ers to our shores in order to expe­ri­ence upward mobil­i­ty through polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic free­dom. They could not be aware that the plan to change our cap­i­tal­ist eco­nom­ic sys­tem to a planned econ­o­my was cooked up many years ago by the Carnegie Cor­po­ra­tion of New York which has been involved for many years with edu­ca­tion restruc­tur­ing – imple­men­ta­tion of the detest­ed Out­comes Based Edu­ca­tion, the edu­ca­tion agree­ments with the Sovi­et Union, and most recent­ly with the restruc­tur­ing of Amer­i­can Edu­ca­tion (Marc Tuck­er, et al). The whole trea­so­nous plan is spelled out in Carnegie’s lit­tle book enti­tled Con­clu­sions and Rec­om­men­da­tions for the Social Stud­ies (1934). Pro­fes­sor Harold Las­ki, pro­fes­sor of British Social­ism, said, “…at bot­tom, and stripped of its care­ful­ly neu­tral phras­es, the Report is an edu­ca­tion­al pro­gram for a social­ist Amer­i­ca.” (This book can be down­loaded at http//www.americandeception.com.)

The role of the tax-exempt Left (Carnegie, Ford, Rock­e­feller Foun­da­tions, and Left­ists in Con­gress and else­where in our states) in the demise of our free nation is to be expect­ed.

How­ev­er, the key role since 1980 (Rea­gan Admin­is­tra­tion) of neo-con­ser­v­a­tive tax-exempt foun­da­tions and their Trot­skyite lead­er­ship must also be addressed. The fact that the Her­itage Foun­da­tion, that sup­port­ed the draft­ing of the North Amer­i­can Free Trade Agree­ment (NAFTA), is the lead­ing group spear­head­ing the attack on Com­mon Core across the nation, but is also the lead­ing group sup­port­ing tax-fund­ed school choice/charter pro­pos­als, should raise eye­brows. This is an exquis­ite exam­ple of the “dialec­tic at work”:

(1)  The­sis–Richard Allen of Her­itage Foun­da­tion drafts NAFTA which destroys Amer­i­can jobs by send­ing them abroad. Here is an inter­est­ing quote regard­ing the true pur­pose of Free Trade out of the mouth of Karl Marx, Brus­sels, Bel­gium, 1848: “Free trade breaks up old nationalities…in a word, the free trade sys­tem has­tens social rev­o­lu­tion.”

(2)  Anti-the­sis–Her­itage Foun­da­tion and oth­er Coun­cil for Nation­al Pol­i­cy Trot­skyite tax-exempt foun­da­tions rec­om­mend tax-fund­ed school choice/charters in order to destroy tra­di­tion­al Amer­i­can aca­d­e­m­ic edu­ca­tion run by elect­ed boards, and replace it with the Sovi­et poly­tech work­force train­ing system–no grades A-F, no grades K-12, grad­u­ate at age 14 or 21, indi­vid­ual edu­ca­tion plans, with no com­pe­ti­tion. (Google the Rein­vent­ing School Coali­tion [RISC] pro­gram for more infor­ma­tion.)

(3)  Syn­the­sis–The afore-men­tioned actions will result in chang­ing our cap­i­tal­ist eco­nom­ic sys­tem to a glob­al planned econ­o­my, rec­om­mend­ed in 1934 by the Carnegie Cor­po­ra­tion. The Her­itage Foun­da­tion, which has affil­i­ates in most states, was very influ­en­tial in Pres­i­dent Reagan’s sign­ing the edu­ca­tion agree­ments with Gor­bachev in 1985.

The tax-exempt Carnegie Cor­po­ra­tion, that well-known edu­ca­tion researcher and pro­lif­ic writer, Den­nis Cud­dy, Ph.D, refers to as the “Carnegie Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion,” has been involved every five years or so with mul­ti-mil­lion dol­lar grants to fund: the Nation­al Assess­ment of Edu­ca­tion­al Progress (the orig­i­nal extreme­ly con­tro­ver­sial Com­mon Core); the region­al gov­ern­ment Edu­ca­tion Com­mis­sion of the States; the Unit­ed States-USSR (Sovi­et) Agree­ments, 1985, which merged the two edu­ca­tion sys­tems; adop­tion of the Pavlovian/Skinnerian method (Out­comes Based Edu­ca­tion) nec­es­sary for work­force train­ing, and more recent­ly, Marc Tucker’s “Nation­al Alliance for Restruc­tur­ing Edu­ca­tion,” etc. (Google Marc Tucker’s let­ter to Hillary Clin­ton)

BOTTOM LINE: WHOEVER IS DIRECTING THIS ANTI-COMMON CORE MOVEMENT IS PUTTING THE CART BEFORE THE TROJAN HORSE!

If only Amer­i­cans would focus on the real prob­lem, STOPPING TAX-SUPPORTED SCHOOL CHOICE! ONCE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EDUCTION HAVE BEEN CORPORATIZED (TAKEN OVER BY THE CORPORATE FASCISTPUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP SYSTEM) THOSE SCHOOLS WILL BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO IMPLEMENT COMMON CORE. What will par­ents, unhap­py about this turn of events, then do? There will be no elect­ed boards to whom they can com­plain.

Game over.

There is anoth­er point I’d like to make. By scru­ti­niz­ing the stan­dards set in the Com­mon Core our good peo­ple are acknowl­edg­ing the right of the Fed­er­al gov­ern­ment to be involved in a nation­al cur­ricu­lum. Our peo­ple should have in the very begin­ning told Con­gress: “No, we don’t care whether your CC teach­es the Ten Com­mand­ments or the Com­mu­nist Man­i­festo. The fed­er­al gov­ern­ment has NO con­sti­tu­tion­al right to impose any kind of nation­al cur­ricu­lum and test on the chil­dren and teach­ers of Amer­i­ca.” That would have sure­ly slowed down the Com­mu­nist Core freight train that is approach­ing the sta­tion where Amer­i­ca will no longer have a cap­i­tal­ist econ­o­my.

It will be a sad day for Amer­i­ca when the hun­dreds of thou­sands of good Amer­i­cans fight­ing and pos­si­bly win­ning their bat­tle to get rid of CC (WHO ARE NOT TAKING THE VITALLY IMPORTANT NO. 1 STAND AGAINST TAX-SUPPORTED SCHOOL CHOICE) find out that their care­ful­ly select­ed, tax-sup­port­ed char­ter or pri­vate or reli­gious or home school is required by law to use Com­mon Core and their chil­dren are being trained for the work­force, not edu­cat­ed for life. Hasn’t any­one thought about that? All those Moms on this anti-Com­mon Core band­wag­on will then real­ize they fought and won a bat­tle, only to lose the war. C.S. Lewis, the not­ed British writer, put it well when he said, “When train­ing beats edu­ca­tion, civ­i­liza­tion dies.”

And, speak­ing of fight­ing bat­tles, only to lose wars: think of the num­ber of Amer­i­cans who have fought and died in wars, osten­si­bly to keep our nation free from the very com­mu­nist polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic sys­tem being imposed on us through inno­cent-sound­ing pub­licly-fund­ed school choice!

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*[See Free­dom Advo­cates’ expla­na­tion of the def­i­n­i­tion of “Cap­i­tal­ism” in the Fre­quent­ly Asked Ques­tions sec­tion (Ques­tion #8) of the web­site here.]

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