Common Core is a set of educational standards imposed on the States by the federal government. The standards were written by committees funded by Bill Gates and infiltrated by Barack Obama's administration. They are copyrighted by CCSSO, the Common Core State Standards Organization, in Washington DC and, although the word State is deceptively inserted in their title, neither the State nor the voters of the State are legally allowed to alter the standards once a State accepts them.
Although CCSSO is officially a private non-profit organization, it is clearly an Obama administration front, and Obama actively promotes the standards by threatening to withhold federal funds from States that don't comply – a process officially known as bribery! It appears that Common Core might better be called Obamacore.
Two questions: one, if Obamacore is such a damn good deal, why does the federal government have to bribe States to adopt it and, two, why is Obama so all fired anxious to have it adopted. To answer these questions, let's take a look at what Obamacore does.
Dr James Milgram, a professor emeritus at Stanford who served on the Common Core validation committee, refused to sign off on the final standards because "They did not match up to international expectations. They were at least two years behind the practices in the high achieving countries by the 7th grade." The standards might better be called the LCD standards, since their obvious intent is to dumb down students to the Lowest Common Denominator.
So, is Common Core an Ellsworth Toohey attempt to mediocrsatise America or has it been deliberately designed to crank out Huxlian epsilons to serve the self-appointed Alpha class? My guess would be both.
This dumbing down is particularly obvious in the math standards, which have been gutted to exclude advanced algebra, pre-Calculus, and Calculus. Although this is defended on the grounds that few high school graduates have a need for Calculus, the real reason is that math teaches people to think precisely – and we certainly can't allow that!
David Coleman, who masterminded the writing of the English standards, severely de-emphasized classical literature and fiction. His officially promulgated reasoning is that most students don't "need" to know that Lady Macbeth said:
"'Tis safer to be that which we destroy
Than by destruction dwell in doubtful joy."
A truer measure of Obamacore's intent, however, might be gained from a consideration of what it recommends to replace classical literature. The Obamacore standards decree that by 4th grade, 50% of all reading be "informational text." This increases gradually until by 12th grade, 70% of all reading shall be "informational text." And what is informational text? Informational text is a code word for federal indoctrinational text – also known as propaganda.
In other words Obamacore seeks to replace Shakespeare with Engles and Faulkner with the Huffington Post. "Hey, we're just teaching reading that is relevant to "today's" (i.e. Obama's Marxist-Socialist) world. What's wrong with that?"
What's wrong with that is that Obamacore is not only instilling a specific political philosophy in our children, it is depriving them of the historical background they need to question that philosophy.
Thus, Common Core seems to be designed to assure a vocational school curriculum and to guarantee a supply of unquestioning Socialistic worker ants. In the 1930s, Hitler transformed German education into a Hitler Youth factory. Obama is trying to do the same to American education.
"When an opponent declares, 'I will not come over to your side,' I calmly say, 'Your child belongs to us already ... What are you? you will pass on. Your descendents, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.'" – Adolph Hitler, speech, 6 Nov 1933