To the editor:
Common Core takes control of
education away from parents, teachers and the local elected officials.
The Common Core standards are copyrighted and owned by private
organizations and was created by a company named Achieve with the
majority of funding coming from the Bill and Linda Gates Foundation. It
is also being mandated by state governments including Ohio. This leaves
many cash strapped schools scrambling to find funds to purchase the
necessary computers which also leads them to the money and use of Race
to the Top Funds to implement Common Core, and results in huge profits
for the Gates’. States and schools will become the administering agent
for a nationalized education.
Since most instruction is from
workbooks, with no textbooks, parents find it difficult to help students
because they have no examples to follow especially in math. Dr. James
Milgram was on the Math Feedback Committee and Validation committee, but
he refused to sign off on the math standards because they put the
United States two years behind achieving countries. Under Common Core
Global citizenship takes precedence over American values. Common Core’s
Goals have no references to American exceptionalism, our Constitution
and certainly no references to God. Nationalizing Education via Common
Core promotes an agenda of anti-capitalism, socialism, and human guilt
for people using the earth’s resources unwisely.
If you would like
to learn more about Common Core, please attend a seminar on April 26 at
the Glandorf Parish Center Gym located at 109 Main Street, Glandorf,
from 9 to 11 a.m. presented by Heidi Huber. Corey Shankleton, who is
running for District 1 State Senate, does not approve of Common Core and
he plans to be at this event.