Opposition to Common Core continues to grow. The article below is from Richard Fry, a colleague in Kansas:
Common Core Exemplifies the Problems with the Republic. And is part of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development
The Root Evil
The vast majority of conservative grass roots citizens will agree that the problems the Republic is facing comes from the fact that our “public servants” are no longer following the Constitution or the will of the majority of citizens within the bounds of the Constitution.
Our public servants are no longer responsive to us nor represent our desires. Instead they serve the interest of special interest groups including the biggest special interest groups, the political parties themselves.
A few years ago I defined this as Representative Disconnect.
They tell us they are representing “our best interests” i.e., they know what is best for us, which bespeaks of a paternalistic government not a representative government.
Business and a Totalitarian Government
The Progressive Globalist wish to co-opt and nationalize business. The Conservative Globalist (GOP) are willing to be controlled by business in a neo-fascism arrangement sometimes referred to as “crony capitalism”. The bottom line is that both desire a system of top down rule rather than bottom up governance. Either system will result in a totalitarian system in which the people are not treated as the sovereigns but another cog in production, a mere resource to be managed and manipulated.
Under this system we have no real right to privacy as our lives need to be managed for the well being of the collective. What we eat, where we live, how we live all needs to be managed to optimized the benefit to the collective. All our activities need to be monitored for compliance. Common Core (CC) takes this monitoring to a whole new level.[i]
How Common Core Fits Into the Puzzle
Common Core (CC) is at the very heart of this top down totalitarian system.
Bill Gates buying a new Educational System
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation paid hundreds of millions of dollars to have the common core developed and to promote it. BMGF paid two non-governmental entities (NGOs) , The National Association of Governors (NAG) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), to retain an private organization (Achieve, Inc.) to develop the standards. Rather than the public -private partnership often touted by the fascist this was purely a private-private partnership. [ii]
Globalization of Education
Although these educational standards are promoted as “state common core standards” there is nothing about them which is from or related to the states except for the fact it is the states these “national” standards are being foisted upon. In fact these represent a move toward globalization of education. [iii]
Citizen Liberty Pimped Again by State Government
Although the promoters of CC say that states have voluntarily signed up for the CC program the reality is they have been coerced and bribed by the federal government which is of course in bed with this private-private enterprise. Also in most states the CC has not been foisted upon the people by their representative legislatures but sneaked in on the people through the state School Boards. [iv]An example of imposing laws and policies through administrative / executive action rather representative legislative action. Another hallmark of totalitarianism.
This is how it was done in Kansas. “It is easier to get forgiveness than permission” is their ploy.
We are Free to Not Make a Choice
This illusion of voluntariness was even how it was done at the local level. I attended a seminar where a Kansas Department of Education attorney spoke how the adoption of the CC at the local district level was totally voluntary. Five minutes later she said the state would test based on the CC. When I later asked her if testing to the CC was in essence a “left-handed mandate requiring the local districts to adopt CC” she responded “Yes”.
The United Nations and Global Education
As noted there is a very strong international / global aspect to the CC. Some consider the NGA to be a conduit for the United Nations (U.N.) into American education. [v] Bill Gates has been called the U.N.’s “sugar daddy” regarding the U.N.’s more recent efforts to affect U.S. and world education systems. [vi]This certainly is not be the first time the UN has tried to meddle in the U.S. education system. [vii]
Bill Gates has stated that he has spent $5 billion since 2000 to recreate the education system worldwide. [viii] Gates’ Microsoft entered in to a written agreement with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 11/17/2004 to help it promote its global educational effort. [ix]Microsoft is a partner with and sits on the Board of Directors of The Global Partnership for Education. [x]
The African Common Core System
The U.N.’s education program is being promoted in Africa by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA). ADEA was set up under a differnt name in 1988 by the World Bank (part of the U.N.)[xi]
If you look at the phraseology used by ADEA for core curriculum for Africa you will find it mirrors that used here in the states.[xii] First is the title of the document, Common Core Skills for Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Development in Africa . Certainly there is no pretense about what the primary objective is of this educational curriculum i.e., promoting the U.N.’s political theory of Sustainable Development.[xiii]
” Building on the theme and outcomes of the ADEA Biennale held in Maputo the 2012 Triennale aims to assist towards educational transformation by focusing on the core challenge of how to promote critical knowledge, skills and competencies for sustainable development in Africa in the framework of life long learning.”
“This common core needs to be the foundation for all people, young and old, enabling them to contribute to the promotion of sustainable development: in terms of preservation of the environment, the careful use of natural resources, the construction of inclusive societies and the fostering of peace and solidarity.
” The effort made to shift paradigm in education, the need for which had been reiterated in the Maputo Biennale, continues to be imperative in the area of basic education as the initial structured form of acquiring skills and competencies for children, youth and adults. The acquisition of common core skills by all can never succeed without corresponding shifts towards adopting a holistic, integrated and inclusive approach to basic education, the move towards a diversified but equitable basic education system and thus the full recognition of alternative pathways for education and training; and Sub-Theme 1: Common core skills for lifelong learning and sustainable development in Africa 8/12 the emphasis of reform on learning processes and outcomes that are relevant in learners‟ lives and in the context of sustainable development.”
The reality is that the transformation of the U.S. educational system via the U.N.’s educational theory, Common Core, in support of its political theory Sustainable Development , is yet one more method being used by the Globalist to undermine the fundamental principles of this Republic.
It is treason to the principles of the Republic and destructive of the Liberty of its citizens.
Our elected officials have a duty under their oath to the Constitution and our state officers under the principle of Allegiance and Protection to education the citizenry as to what is going on and to rally them to defeat these attacks on our American way of life. However, once again they are failing in their duty.
Our main focus must be to build awareness of the source of our Liberty ,the scope of our servants duty and a healthy respect for what will happen to those who do not respect our Liberty or uphold their oath.
For the sake of liberty,
Richard D. Fry
[i] Tiffany Gabbay, Indoctrination and Data Mining in Common Core: Here’s Why America’s Schools May Be in More Trouble Than You Think, The Blaze (03/27/2013) http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/03/27/indoctrination-and-data-mining-in-common-core-heres-why-americas-schools-may-be-in-more-trouble-than-you-think/
Indoctrination Here! Common Core Standards: The UN Has Penetrated America’s Public School System (Supporting Videos!) (03/28/2013) http://vineoflife.net/2013/03/28/indoctrination-here-common-core-standards-the-un-has-penetrated-americas-public-school-system-supporting-videos/
[ii] Dave Hodges Rotten to the (Common) Core, The Daily Sheeple, (1/20/2013) http://www.thedailysheeple.com/rotten-to-the-common-core_012013Anne Hendershott, The Ambitions of Bill and Melinda Gates: Controlling Population and Public Education, Crisis Magizine (03/25/2013) http://www.crisismagazine.com/2013/the-ambitions-of-bill-and-melinda-gates-controlling-population-and-public-education
[iii]Phyllis Schlafly, Bill Gates Teams Up With UNESCO, Eagle Forum (11/30/2005) http://www.eagleforum.org/column/2005/nov05/05-11-30.html
[iv]Common Core vs. Heritage Academy’s Standards, National center for Constitutional studies
[v]Dave Hodges Rotten to the (Common) Core, The Daily Sheeple, (1/20/2013) http://www.thedailysheeple.com/rotten-to-the-common-core_012013
[vi]Phyllis Schlafly, Bill Gates Teams Up With UNESCO, Eagle Forum (11/30/2005) http://www.eagleforum.org/column/2005/nov05/05-11-30.html
[vii]Phyllis Schlafly, Bill Gates Teams Up With UNESCO, Eagle Forum (11/30/2005) http://www.eagleforum.org/column/2005/nov05/05-11-30.html
[viii]Top Ten Scariest People in Education Reform: # 5 – Bill Gateshttp://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/
[ix]Phyllis Schlafly, Bill Gates Teams Up With UNESCO, Eagle Forum (11/30/2005) http://www.eagleforum.org/column/2005/nov05/05-11-30.html
[x]The Global Partnership for Education,http://www.globalpartnership.org/who-we-are/partners/private-sector-foundations/ (The Global Partnership for Education started as the Education for All – Fast Track Initiative (EFA FTI) in 2002);
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_for_All_%E2%80%93_Fast_Track_Initiative (“The Education for All Fast-track Initiative (EFA FTI) was created as the first ever global compact on education, to help low-income countries achieve a free, universal basic education. It was launched in 2002 as a global partnership between donor and developing country partners to ensure accelerated progress towards the Millennium Development Goal of universal primary education by 2015.”) ;
(The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international developmentgoals that were officially established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration.)
[xii] Concept Note on the Sub-Theme 1 Common Core Skills for Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Development in Africa
[xiii]Concept Note on the Sub-Theme 1 Common Core Skills for Lifelong Learning and Sustainable Development in Africa