Common Core's Radical Roots
By Dr. Carole Hornsby Haynes | April 2, 2014
The greatest nation in the history of civilization has overcome incredible obstacles in the course of more than 235 years, yet it cannot fix its broken schools! Why…..
Across the nation, thousands are descending in white hot anger upon state legislatures and boards of education as the facts about Common Core become public. Even though some states including Texas have opted out, private schools and homeschoolers will be ensnared by the assessments and SAT alignment with Common Core.
The standards, created by private organizations without any input from state legislators or teachers, cannot be altered because they are privately owned and copyrighted. The development of the standards also was privately funded heavily by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Math standards are so flawed that Stanford University mathematics Professor R. James Milgram -- the only academic mathematician on Common Core's validation committee -- refused to sign off on the final draft.
Another suggested reading portrays Fidel Castro and his associates favorably without mention that they are tyrants and mass murderers.
In Albany High School in New York the students were instructed to pretend their teacher was a Nazi SS commandant and to write a persuasive paper on why Jews are evil.
Back to the question: why can’t the greatest nation in the history of civilization fix its broken schools?
Left wing radicals have been changing the American culture gradually over several decades-- targeting religion, entertainment, labor, and education. Schools are being used as a vehicle to destroy Western culture and tradition so that America will fall from within – a cultural revolution.
In his 1958 publication of The Naked Communist W. Cleon Skousen, from his FBI background, identified what he considered to be the top 45 goals of Communists as of 1958. These were read into the Congressional Record of 1963. Whether these goals are masqueraded as something other than communism, they look eerily familiar to the teaching philosophy in vogue in modern day American public education.
- Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum….
- Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity….
- Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy.”
- Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools….
- Discredit the American Constitution….
Leftists use the Progressive teaching philosophy to indoctrinate and dumb down -- “soften” -- the curriculum. John Dewey, “Father of Progressive Education,” used the classroom to destroy traditional education and religion and to drive political and social change. American public education is steeped in his radical ideas.
The well known former Communist David Horowitz writes, “Instead of calling themselves communists or socialists they call themselves liberals and progressives. This camouflage is very old. I never once heard my parents and their party friends refer to themselves as Communists. They were progressives – and registered Democrats.”
Daily the news is filled with examples of the implementation of the “progressive” goals listed above.
A 6th grader in Arkansas’ Bryant School District was given an assignment to work in a small team to revise the “outdated” Bill of Rights by throwing out two of the Amendments.
In Denton, Texas students are using supplementary materials that give a summary definition of the Second Amendment as the right to “keep and bear arms in a state militia.”
In just a few decades, teen pregnancy, student violence, disrespect for authority, and theft have become a national problem. A peek at history offers an explanation.
In 1919 a plan was set in motion to de-Christianize Hungary. To deal a fatal blow to the patriarchal family and the Church, a radical sex education program was launched in the schools. The purpose was to undermine Christian sexual ethics among children. The youth were desensitized with a steady barrage of graphic literature about deviant sex and free love while being encouraged to reject Christian moral ethics, parental and church authority, and monogamy. Along with this was the targeting by the government of dissenters, parents, and priests.
Hungary’s youth became delinquents, ranging from bullies and petty thieves to sociopaths, sex predators, and murderers.
Does this sound familiar? It should, for this same plan has been injected into American education with the same results.
The Obama administration has been an advocate of homosexual indoctrination in the classroom. Kevin Jennings was appointed Assistant Deputy Secretary in the U.S. Department of Education under Arne Duncan.
Jennings brought to the White House his experiences as the cofounder and executive director of the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). His mission was to develop and advocate “…classroom curricula for public schools that would re-educate school-children to embrace homosexuality….GLSEN leaders say they specifically target children as young as kindergarten….”
Christians have been terrorized, punished, and marginalized by the public schools. In the Shelby County Schools in Memphis, Tennessee a student wrote about God in a school assignment and was told she had violated the First Amendment so her paper was rejected. The student became an object of class insults and ridicule.
Liberals have been wildly successful in their endeavor to transform American education, for today many high school graduates are barely literate and have scant knowledge about our nation’s heritage.
It is clear that the American public education system using Progressivism teaching is terminally ill and homeschooling is winning the race for best education award.