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Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Opus 2013-328: CCC: A Mission Statement Written in Fantasyland, Part 1 of 2

The noise over the budget and the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) are distracting you from another dramatic change that is going on in American culture.  Education is in the process of being lobotomized.

If you are paying attention to education you may have seen mention of something called Common Core Curriculum (CCC).  This is portrayed as a grass roots attempt to improve education.  In reality it is another move by the elites to take over public education for the social engineering that socialism demands.  If you follow what is going on you will see a power grab by the central authorities that may not seem as dramatic as Obamacare but will have more damaging results. 

I continue to look at the claims and actions of CCC.

From the website the Mission Statement reads like this.
“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.”
This sounds very noble but it is just jargon.  Consider the first sentence.  We already have “a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn.”  In California it was called the California Content Standards.  Although I would tweak them, I would tweak anything, and they are basically solid. 

Parents already know what to do to help students.  They act like they don’t because that would require them to own responsibility but they know.  Can you believe that some administrators tell me that some parents don’t understand that the child is supposed to bring pencil and paper to school?  Really?  After being in school for six years?  Really?  I am not naive enough to believe that.  It is like parents not understanding that their kid has to wear clothes to school.

The problem is not that we don’t know but that we don’t admit.

To be continued...

homo unius libri

1 comment:

  1. And your tax dollars are paying for this.

    Grace and peace.


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