Say Goodbye To Common Core Curriculum
Let's all be grateful for George Will. In his recent column (“Those pesky things called laws," March 11), Will explained the dangers and illegality of Common Core Curriculum.
For three years, the Virginian-Pilot, local foundations, leading citizens, and retired military dignitaries have crusaded for this federal intrusion, and lambasted Governor McDonnell for trying to keep Virginia safe from it.
I do not understand why so many smart people cannot see a power grab when it is unfolding in front of their eyes. If Obama didn’t bribe the states with million-dollar grants, Common Core Curriculum was DOA. Doesn’t that tell you everything you need to know?
The federal government has no constitutional business getting involved in education. George Will quotes several laws that prohibit the Department of Education from meddling in curriculum. Why doesn’t that end the discussion?
I suspect Obama wants to do to education what he‘s doing to the economy and health care. Now is a good time for all states to roll back their involvement, if any, with Common Core Curriculum.
ADDENDUM: IT HAS BEEN SURREAL FOR ME TO WATCH THIS NEWSPAPER, AND MANY BIG SHOTS IN MY AREA, AGITATE FOR SOMETHING WHICH THEY WILL SURELY LATER BE ASHAMED THEY SUPPORTED. IT'S FEDERAL CONTROL OF EDUCATION BY PEOPLE LIKE OBAMA AND HIS CZARS. NO ALARM BELLS THERE! WHAT COULD GO WRONG? ...I'VE JUST POSTED "PROTOCOLS FOR IMPROVING EDUCATION," WHICH TELLS HOW TO OUTWIT THE EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENT.