[Book Review] – Drilling Through The Core – Why Common Core Is Bad For American Education By Sandra Stotsky & Contributors

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Zy Marquiez
June 15, 2016

There are countless books out there on Common Core.  Many of them are rather well done.

However, out of all the books available, this one resonated with me rather well.

Drilling Through The Core, does an exceptional job of detailing both sides of the Common Core issue.

The book’s impartial approach to bring objective analysis to Common Core is something to be highly regarded due to the impeccable way in which the authors/contributors went about in highlighting the disaster that Common Core is becoming.

Carrying out a true nuts and bolt approach, the authors/contributors detail varying components which showcase that Common Core is picking up where the national disaster of No Child Left Behind [NCLB] left of.  And that’s not an understatement either.

There is a reason NCLB has gotten a bad reputation, and its because it doesn’t work.  Countless people/data have shown this to be the case, which ironically is the very reason many are arguing for Common Core.

Along with that troublesome point, the data mining of our children for corporations is also a noteworthy issue to consider.  After all, one thing is information being used for our children’s benefits.  Something else entirely is the information gathered being used for corporate benefits, which of course is what corporations such as the Gates Foundation aim to accomplish.  In the age of mass surveillance/spying and data mining, it’s not surprising that such is the case.

Another nefarious component that’s addressed in the book is the connection Bill Gates and his foundation have.  The unprecedented power that The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has had in helping manipulate what takes place with Common Core is downright disturbing.

If that were not enough, the way in which teaching of history is going to take place totally eviscerates the whole point of teaching it in the first place.  And that’s quite noteworthy, because without a solid foundation in history, an individual will not know the context of what is currently taking place, which is priceless.

Delving into what the comptrollers wish to accomplish in math, the executive director of Eagle Form, Glyn Write, notes:

“The math standard focuses on investigative math, which has been shown to be a disaster…With the new math standard in the Common Core, there are no longer absolute truths. So 3 times 4 can equal 11 so long as a student can effectively explain how they reached that answer.”  [P1]

If that doesn’t leave one’s mind spinning, nothing will.

Furthermore, as a contributor notes:

The Common Core emphasizes teaching students to think of what they learn as “evidence” that can be put to use in making “arguments” as opposed to “facts” that help the student discern how things are.  For the most part, the Common Core steers away from giving students a concrete picture of the world.” [2]

To think, the above are just snippets of the countless issues future generations will face.

If we don’t protect the right for individuals to have a robust and well-rounded education, who will?

We already have some examples of what works, as the book elucidates.  Why not use them?

The future will ultimately rest on how our nation is educated.  It will be up to individuals taking control of their own education, or letting others with nefarious interests do it for profit and control.

Time, and the individual, will tell.

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Sources & References:

[1] Sandra Stotsky, Drilling Through The Core, pg. 48
[2] Ibid., pg. 35

The War On Humanity & The Latest Get-Rich Scheme In Amairikuhn…

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GizaDeathStar.com
Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
February 21, 2016

I had to read this one twice, and with each reading, my nausea, and my anger and frustration, increased. This one was shared by Mr. S.D.H., and it will probably anger you too, and, to put the record straight for those of you not in the USSA, what Goldman Sachs does here will soon  be coming to a school near you. In fact, I’ve heard from frustrated teachers in the United Kingdom and Australia, and it seems the rot is spreading everywhere. But anyway, read about this latest scam here.

US Department of Education Endorses “Pay for Success” Bonds for Pre-K Special Education

Now, in case you missed the scam – and I rather doubt you did – here it is, one more time:

What is “pay for success” and what are “social impact bonds?” As blogger Fred Klonsky explains:

Pay for Success is a social impact bond (SIB) that pays Wall Street investors like Goldman Sachs a bounty for every child that does not receive special education support.

Pay for Success is nothing less than a push-out program that then pays the bond investor a bonus for every child that is pushed out of special ed services.

This left me breathless, and almost at a loss for words.

That’s right: you can now invest in educational deprivation for special needs students, and the more that get pushed out of the “system,” the more “successful” it is, and the more money you make. This is not capitalism folks. This is not the manufacture of a product nor the production of a needed service. This is simply the monetization of inhumanity. It is ultimately, if one examines the premise carefully, the trafficking in humanity itself, and of a most barbarous kind. This is not the betterment of society.

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