Core Values

You think Common Core is an idea that seeks to benefit the nation’s youth and make them a more skilled, intelligent citizenry?

It becomes more and more apparent that the purpose of Common Core is to get kids in line for government instruction, i.e. propaganda. As a friend predicted, soon all education will flow from Washington, D.C., taking it out of the hands of parents and of local communities.

Here’s a blatant example of Common Core. A book about Barack Obama is among third graders’ reading. Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope by Nikki Grimes portrays our Dear Leader in a messianic way.

Besides saying that “white voters would never vote for a black president” and that “Barack’s former pastor” said “God would damn the United States for mistreating its black citizens” it lavishes praise on Obama.

In one passage, a young Obama sees beggars and wonders, “Will I ever be able to help people like these?”

“Hope hung deep inside of him,” the book adds.

Another excerpt from the book reads: “Before dawn each morning, Barry rose – his mother’s voice driving him from dream land. ‘Time for learning English grammar and the Golden Rule. Be honest, be kind, be fair,’ she taught him.”

The story continues: “One morning, he slipped on the name he’d been born with. The name of his father, Barack. For the first time in his life, he wore it proudly – like a coat of many colors.”

A reviewer at Amazon also found this:

The language is decent enough on a technical level for that age group, though patronizing. When he starts seeing the ghosts of JFK and MLK and references are made to Langston’s Harlem, I’m not sure that the kids that the book is aimed at are going to pick up on the references. The illustrations are passable in the beginning, but as it continues, they become more and more over-the-top (Barack Obama crying in church, Barack Obama praying with a butterfly perched on his clasped hands, Barack Obama glowing with a heavenly aura). Cramming this political tripe into a children’s book is bad enough, but the heavy-handed treatment and political sloganizing makes it unbearable.

It’s this kind of government control in education that frightens me. Right now they are trying to sneak it in. If something isn’t done soon, this will be the norm.

Control education and you control the nation. It’s something Obama understands completely.

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