“Obama Takes Over Public Schools, Cradle Through Workforce”
Duncan and the president announced on June 7, 2013, that they want to "redesign" all high schools in the country.
Second, who will pay for this? (Taxpayers will, whether we like it or not.)
Third, when you read Duncan's press release, please take special note of the language:
** "Student-centered" learning
** "Project- or-problem-based" learning
** "Real-world experiences and real-world challenges"
** "Evidence-based professional development"
** "Redesigned high schools will move away from the traditional notion of seat time"
The entire Common Core debacle has been very cleverly done. The feds have managed to convince people in the country that this is all being done by others and that nothing in particular is being mandated and that the Standards are the key. But make no mistake about it -- for Singapore Math to come out with a discovery series that they say is based on the Common Core -- clearly everyone in publishing knows the real deal of the Common Core. Eventually, this will be, as some of us always worried, federally mandated fuzzy math, across the nation, from P-20 (cradle through career). This entire country will sink into mathematical dust. For generations. Once it's across the country, with Saxon Math and other excellent programs banned from all public schools, and eventually from ALL schools -- who will save us then?
It isn't just mathematics. This is a complete mandated federal educational program, cradle through workforce, in all subjects, all grades, all schools, daycares, preschool, K-12, college, with personal child and parent data being collected and stored and shipped around government agencies and certain corporations -- without your knowledge and consent.
Of course it's Big Brother. Obviously.
It's educational tyranny.
With Obama came Duncan, and with Duncan is coming mandated constructivism and pretty much the elimination of any notion of privacy. They decided there should be no FERPA getting in their way, and voila. No FERPA. These people have learned nothing. Either that, or they actually do want to dumb down all of our children and kill off this great country. Choose your poison. People can say, "No, it can't be." But here it is.
With all of this, and with the recent revelations about the DOJ and the IRS and the EPA and Benghazi ... well, I sure wish Americans could have a do-over on last November. There are some bad, bad things going on in Washington, DC.