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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.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Opus 2013-384: CCC: A Federal Trojan Horse

When you are right, you are right.  When others agree, they are right.

I was catching up on back issues of The Washington Times, National Weekly and came across an article about the Common Core Curriculum (CCC) entitled, “Common Core protests show no signs of slowing.”  I have the hard copy, November 25, 2013 on page 14.  It can be found on line but not without at least a guest registration.

In the article it quotes Dennis Van Roekel of the National Education Association speaking as if this Common Core idea were some grass roots effort by governors, business and educators to improve the quality of teaching across the country.  I remember this being stressed when CCC was beginning to be pushed on the teachers at our school.  It was flatly stated that this was not a federal program.  It was really a wasted declaration since most of the teachers in this nation are firmly in the Obama/Progressive camp anyway and would have not problem with a federal take-over of education.  It was offered to shut up people like myself.

It is a typical Progressive lie.

The article starts off by calling it “the Obama administration-backed Common Core education reforms.”  That could be just an editorial comment but it is backed up with the information that $4.35 billion was offered to the states to bribe them on board.  Keep in mind that where Federal money flows, Federal control follows.  Later in the article it says,
“Although adoption of Common Core was voluntary, states that rejected the standards were considered effectively ineligible for federal stimulus funds tied to President Obama’s Race to the Top initiative.”
Sounds like federal coercion to me.

At present the battle to make schools into a tool of the socialist state is almost over.  The Progressives (socialists, communists, liberals, Democrats, elitests) are ready to declare total victory. 

After they finish with the state clone factories they will come after private schools and home schoolers. 

As someone once said, “People get the government they deserve.”

homo unius libri


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    1. The one gratification I am seeing is that this nonsense is getting more attention all the time.

      Grace and peace.

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    1. It is even more scary from the inside, watching the ones who are supposed to be educating the children as they walk in mindless lockstep. I am getting callouses on my head from being patted so much.

      Grace and peace.


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