- Most states agreed to it even before the standards were published in June.
- In spite of what is being said by others these two were the experts in Math and ELA and here is what they say:
- Bottom line is that CCSS is going to open the door wide to more indoctrination as the English is now going to be more about information and with Kevin Jennings in the USDE that is very troubling. More dumbing down as in the math, children will learn their own way which could be wrong, and then- maybe a couple of years later the right way. What input parents had by going to their school boards will no longer be there. You have 'til Nov 18th to contact Gov Riley (334) 242-7100 and State Board Chairman Dr. Morton (334) 242-9700 and tell them whether or not you want the Common Core States Standards.
Obama's Sec. of Ed Arne Duncan's speech at 2009 Governors Education Symposium June 14, 2009 Cary, North Carolina
He states the following:
Perfect Storm for Reform
• The Recovery Act -- $100B
"But if all we do is save jobs, we will miss this opportunity – which is why we are also using this recovery money to drive reform"
"There has never been this much money on the table and there may never be again"
"Once new standards are set and adopted you need to create new tests that measure whether students are meeting those standards. Tonight -- I am announcing that the Obama administration will help pay for the costs of developing those tests."*
"Today, perhaps for the first time, we have enough money to really make a difference."
Money indeed-- from the American people to implement the plan.
Mr. Lou Gerstner's suggestions (President of Achieve which was commissioned to write standards):
Wall Street Journal article Nov 23, 2008-- See Mr. Lou Gerstner suggestion to the president elect Obama:
..."I’m going to suggest is that he convene the 50 governors, and the first thing they do is they abolish the 16,000 school districts we have in the United States. Sixteen thousand school districts are what we’re trying to cram this reform through...
These organizations stand in the way of what we want to do.
Now, the governors could decide, we’ll keep them as advisory, we can keep them as community support, but they will not be involved in the fundamental direction of public education in America. Second, this group of governors will then select 50 school districts, plus I’d say 20 major cities, so we got 70 school districts. Seventy instead of 16,000.
They will within one year develop a national set of standards for math, science, reading and social studies. Twelve months after that they will develop a national testing regime, so that there’ll be one day in America where every third, sixth, ninth and twelfth grader will take a national test against a national curriculum."
And as Chairman of Achieve--his plans are being carried out thanks to Bill Gates money and the administration of O'bama.
America has monied and powerful people that think they know best for your children and you are not a part of the equation (just in the payment). I hope you will no longer be ignorant to this precious foundation of the future of America--but be wary and share your thoughts with your governors (governors can be the key--hear interview).