Common Core and Race To The Top – A Primer
The confusion surrounding Common Core and Race to The Top is not unintentional. Whenever government or idealogues seek to grab power, they confuse the issue, re-direct and criticize the opposing voices as “unreasonable” or “hysterical”. It is no different with the underlying issues represented by these two terms which is, Federal Government control over education policy. These videos lay out the issue very logically and in an easy to understand fashio. Once you grasp the central issue, that Race To The Top and Common Core State Standards were the mechanism used by Obama to sieze control over your child’s education, you can start to delve into the very deeper and in many cases darker implications of the issue such as:
- Using education policy to create and all intrusive national identy database
- Using education policy for central planning of the economy
- Redistribution of wealth via educational resources
Start with these videos. Watch for other posts that will highlight some of the other issues. Eventually we will have a download library with documents you can view to see the real agenda of the proponents and the Federal Government when it comes to your children’s and grandchildren’s future. The video were developed by the Jane Robbins and The american Principles Project.
Jane Robbins is an attorney and a senior fellow with the American Principles Project in Washington, DC. In that position she has crafted federal and state legislation designed to restore the constitutional autonomy of states and parents in education policy, and to protect the rights of religious freedom and conscience. Her essays on these topics have been published in various print and online media. With Emmett McGroarty she co-authored the APP/Pioneer Institute report, Controlling Education From the Top: Why Common Core Is Bad for America. She has published numerous articles about the problems with Common Core, including those of intrusive data-collection and threats to student privacy, and has testified about these issues before the legislatures of nine states. She is a graduate of Clemson University and the Harvard Law School.
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