The Global Roots of "Common Core" Education
"The task before UNESCO... is to help the emergence of a single world culture with its own philosophy and background of ideas and with its own broad purpose."  Julian Huxley, the first head of UNESCO, 1947.
Today's education goals were envisioned more than a century ago by socialist American and British elites who steered the process from behind the scenes. Though the labels changed through the years, they all served a globalist vision of a totalitarian world equipped to conform young minds to a socialist/Communist system. Each decade brought us closer to the fulfillment of that anti-Christian agenda. The latest version of the international education plan is called "Common Core" (CC) or "Common Core Standards" (CCS) or "Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in America. These deceptive labels hide the global agenda—at least for the moment.
"Common Core" is the latest extension of previous programs aimed at mind-changing compliance with UNESCO's evolving guidelines. You may remember some of the past titles: Education for All, Outcome Based Education, Quality Learning, No Child Left Behind, etc. In the years ahead, new labels and propaganda will surely continue to push this global agenda forward until the world's elite masters decide that they have reached their goal: total control of the serfs that serve them.
In a 2009 article titled "The Spiritualization of Science, Technology and Education in a One-World Society," Dr. Martin Erdmann writes,
"Aldous Huxley envisioned a future world society totally controlled by an elite group of scientists. His best-known fictional work explicating this dire prospect bore the title Brave New World. Years later he would “revisit” his prognostications only to conclude that he had underestimated the rate of change realizing his darkest fears."
1968. Professor John Goodlad reported that Professor Benjamin Bloom [called Father of OBE] "was invited by UNESCO in 1968 to submit a proposal for a six to nine week training program which would partially fulfill recommendations made at UNESCO's Moscow meeting dealing with the formation of national centers for curriculum development and research..." 
What about America's "Common Core" standards? How do they fit into the Moscow Declaration?
Marketed to American families as an improved education program, the actual truth about "Common Core" has been hidden from us. Our government leaders didn't tell us that we were already committed to a multinational education agenda! But it all makes sense when we consider the century-old movement toward global education and a new world order!!
Back in 2006, Eagle Forum's Education Reporter explained the implication of the "Moscow Declaration':
"Russia's Science and Education Minister Andrei Fursenko described the declaration as 'both a final document of the conference and the document that will be implemented by education ministers of all the world countries and international organizations, including the World Bank, UNESCO, and UN.'"That certainly sounds like a global education system, doesn't it? But the American people were kept in the dark! The Education Reporter continues,
"The U.S. Department of Education said the member delegates 'pledged to share best practices across borders' to build 'education systems that can allow people... to live and contribute to a global society...'Today's sobering realities remind me of the boastful statement made by Nikita Khrushchev back in 1959. Perhaps he was right:
"Included in previously adopted initiatives... are those from UNESCO as well as the 1985 agreement with the USSR [before the end of "the cold war"] called 'The General Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] on contacts, exchanges and cooperation in scientific, technical, educational, cultural and other fields.'...
"What can be expected from the Moscow Declaration? If the historical results of U.S. participation with international reforms continue in the same vein, it is not unreasonable to expect the whole of U.S. education — from preschool, elementary, secondary, and higher education — will encounter further upheaval and decline."
"You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright, but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you’ll finally wake up and find you already have communism. We won’t have to fight you. We’ll so weaken your economy until you’ll fall like overripe fruit into our hands."
But God said: "My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect in weakness.'" (2 Corinthians 12:9)
It's hard to define the actual Common Core standards. Shrouded in positive promises and perplexing assertions, many ordinary readers are left wondering what's true or false. Faced with open-ended and unfamiliar terminology, concerned parents are confused and discouraged. They may recognize the false marketing and deceptive propaganda, but they don't know where to find honest answers. For example, the mission statement posted at "Common Core State Standards Initiative" is anything but clear:
"The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy."What does it mean by "robust"? Is it "relevant" to the success of all students or just to those who will embrace the spreading immorality and group thinking?
Last year, those confusing but nice-sounding promises brought rapid enthusiasm among some parents, but skepticism is now growing fast. Just ponder the statements below. How do we interpret words such as "clearer and higher" or "rigorous contents"? What does "rigorous" mean in a classroom where facts are replaced by group speculations and dialectical thinking? How can concerned parents find answers to bewildering slogans such as these:
This global agenda is far more intrusive, demanding and dangerous to Christian families than most of us can imagine. So ponder this important warning from Phyllis Schlafly:
- Fewer, clearer, and higher, to best drive effective policy and practice;
- Aligned with college and work expectations...
- Inclusive of rigorous content and applications of knowledge through higher-order skills...
- Internationally benchmarked, so that all students are prepared for succeeding in our global economy...
- Research and evidence-based.
"UNESCO's efforts in the 1960s and 1970s to influence U.S. school curriculum were unsuccessful. But now UNESCO has found a sugar daddy. On November 17, 2004 at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris, UNESCO signed a 26-page 'Cooperation Agreement' with Microsoft Corporation to develop a 'master curriculum (Syllabus)' for teacher training in information technologies based on standards, guidelines, benchmarks, and assessment techniques. The Agreement states that... 'UNESCO will explore how to facilitate content development.'Before long, Bill Gates and his UNESCO partners had prepared the following "core standards." Notice that they are far more honest and threatening than the previous propaganda.
"Following the signing of the Agreement, UNESCO Director General Koichiro Matsuura explained it in a speech. One of its goals, he said, is 'fostering web-based communities of practice including content development and worldwide curricula reflecting UNESCO values.' No doubt that is agreeable to Bill Gates because the Agreement states that 'Microsoft supports the objectives of UNESCO as stipulated in UNESCO's Constitution."
- Environmental education will be incorporated in formal education.
- Any value or attitude held by anyone globally that stands independent to that of the United Nations’ definition of “sustainable education” must change. Current attitudes are unacceptable.
- Education will be belief-and-spirituality based as defined by the global collective.
- Environmental education will be integrated into every subject, not just science..."
"I must admit that I would have been too embarrassed to teach Julia Alvarez’s sexually explicit novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, to the college students I have taught for over twenty years, much less to ninth- and tenth-graders, as many Georgia high school teachers have been instructed to do.
"Some high school teachers also have a problem with its overtly feminist and leftist-leaning ideology. The men are portrayed as weak drunkards, continually cheating on their wives....
"The novel is taken straight from Common Core’s “Text Exemplars” for ninth and tenth graders. Although the “exemplars” are officially intended to be suggested readings, educrats take the suggestions literally. They know that they have to prepare students for the national tests being rolled out in 2014-2015."For example, there is a drunken New Year’s celebration of 'the triumphant announcement. Batista had fled! Fidel, his brother Raul, and Ernesto they call Che had entered Havana and liberated the country.' No indication in the novel that Fidel and Raul turned out to be tyrants, or Che a mass murderer. The novel has explicit descriptions of masturbation and intercourse, but I’m too embarrassed to quote those."
"In the global village ... networks will link students around the world to each other and to a vast body of information and human knowledge."
And where does militant Islam fit into this global power struggle for the collective minds of children? Its ambitious Sharia-minded leaders are unlikely to compromise! And why would they? Corrupt politicians and liberal media masters are already bending over backward to accommodate Islamic "rights." But Islamic leaders have their own agenda in America as well as in the Middle East, and they will not tolerate our Christian beliefs.
Remember, Aldous Huxley warned us about such planned distractions long ago. Surrounded by British Fabian Socialists, he became increasingly troubled about the spread of totalitarianism. In 1958, after the deadly fallout from Communist and Nazi tyranny, he shared his concerns in a sobering 1958 book, Brave New World Revisited:
"In Brave New World [his previous book] non-stop distractions of the most fascinating nature... are deliberately used as instruments of policy, for the purpose of preventing people from paying too much attention to the realities of the social and political situation....
"In their propaganda, today's dictators rely for the most part on repetition, suppression and rationalization: the repetition of catchwords which they wish to be accepted as true, the suppression of facts which they wish to be ignored, the arousal and rationalization of passions which may be used in the interests of the Party or the State.
"As the art and science of manipulation come to be better understood, the dictators of the future will doubtless learn to combine these techniques with the non-stop distractions..."
"Why was the Little Red Hen so stingy? Isn't it only right that everyone gets to eat? Why wouldn't she share what she had with some who had none?"
But our Lord still reigns! In the midst of this spiritual war, He will surely provide His strength, wisdom and His comforting nearness to all who choose to trust and follow Him!
"The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies." (Psalm 18:2)