Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

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.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Opus 2013-336: CCC: Forget the Past, Look to the Future

Why are Progressives afraid of history?

In a previous post I mentioned that the new Common Core Curriculum (CCC) does not have any standards for history or science.  I did not make this up.  Their website has a section labeled FAQ which for fellow dinosaurs means “Frequently Asked Questions.”  In that section you find I am not the only one who has wondered about this.
“Q.  Why are the Common Core State Standards for just English language arts and math?”
And they have an answer.
“A.  English language arts and math were the subjects chosen for the Common Core State Standards because they are areas upon which students build skill sets which are used in other subjects. They are also the subjects most frequently assessed for accountability purposes.”
The first statement is a good reason to cover English and math but it is not a good reason to exclude history and science.  To answer the question they don’t answer the real question which is “Why did you leave out history and science.”

They leave out history and science because Progressives (liberals, socialists, elites, communists, intellectuals) are afraid of history and science.  History and science build where they are going on where they have been.  It is obvious in history but not so obvious in science.  The scientific method is all about the history of science, finding out what works and what doesn’t work.  By experiment, not taking polls.

For instance, Progressives like to make a big deal about how partisan the political process is.  They talk about being united and working together.  They want you to be ignorant of history because if you know history disagreement and conflict are the symbols of freedom.  Lack of dissent is either a sign of extreme crisis or extreme fear.  The debates in the Constitutional Convention were heated and angry.  People threatened to take their football and go home.  When the Constitution was sent to the states for ratification the debate continued.  It was a sign of a free people.  I doubt if there was much public debate when Mao issued his Little Red Book.  Educators don’t want you to know that because you might rock their boat.

I would say it is coming to a school near you but it is already there.

homo unius libri


  1. I just love the acronyms the "upper" management in education come up with yours is CCC ours at the moment is called CAP's. I haven't the faintest idea what it stands for, (Common Assessment Programmes ?) In the last seven years we have been through several changes in curriculum, only thing is nothing changes, not for the better anyway. They just keep reinventing the wheel, only now it's square.

    1. That last line is quotable. It would seem obvious that when you "improve" a simple machine you get a simple mess but the arrogance of the elites has "know" limitations.

      Grace and peace.


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