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Obama's stealthy education takeover
WND ^ | December 09, 2012 | Barbara Simpson

Posted on 12/10/2012 8:21:28 AM PST by Perseverando

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To: lentulusgracchus

Not that I experienced.

I don’t actually recall anyone ever being told what they were doing didn’t meet state qualifications on content.

We never had any trouble with the school district nor did any other of the homeschoolers we knew.

Matter of fact, as I got to know the homsechool liaison people, they actually did what they could to help us.

81 posted on 12/11/2012 12:41:48 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Windflier
The link opened for me. It looked different than when I was there, yesterday. I reloaded the page and it came up fine. It may just be the webhost.

Thanks for the link :)

82 posted on 12/11/2012 1:44:35 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: Scotswife
I think the gist of it is...they will “reform” college entrance exams such as SAT to match their commie curriculum.

I work for one of the largest standardized testing companies in the US, and this Common Core stuff is big on our radar. We are working with the ACT company to grab this business, so you can bet there will be incentive to make the curriculum jive with the college entrance exams.

83 posted on 12/11/2012 7:29:42 PM PST by Galatians513 (this space available for catchy tagline)
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To: RetiredArmy
yep. When Marxist Gramski talked about "the Long March through the institutions," he was referring among others to the educational establishment.
84 posted on 12/11/2012 7:29:56 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Eva
Jim DeMint is pushing school CHOICE/CHARTERS. Taking tax dollars out of public schools which have elected boards and giving it to private vendors.Taxation without representation..Private and Parochial schools will cease to exist as they must use common core curriculum and assessments once they accept TAX DOLLARS.

DeMint and Heritage must reconsider this stand.

85 posted on 12/12/2012 6:35:21 AM PST by codder too
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To: codder too

No, the way it should be done is the tax dollars should pass through the hands of the parents to be used for the education of their children, not directly to the private schools.

That claim that the state dollars require common core curriculum is bogus anyway because parochial schools have been allowed to use public school buses and public school facilities since I was in school. The Catholic school kids used our planetarium and swimming pool and there was no curriculum requirement.

I don’t care what one liberal judge said in Louisiana.

86 posted on 12/12/2012 3:57:09 PM PST by Eva
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To: Eva
Tax dollars remain tax dollars no matter how they are 'laundered'. The no-strings-attached promise regarding curriculum and assessment,has not existed since RACE-TO-THE-TOP came into being. The concern is the loss of oversight and local control by ELECTED school Boards. Taxation WITH representation is a foundational Constitutional concept which MUST be preserved.

Choice and Charters are creating a REGIONAL system. Control moves closer and closer to full FEDERAL Top-Down control. A SOVIET system, if you will.

NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND was a carefully chosen descriptor of the system. Race to The TOP speaks for itself, doesn't it? Any child being educated outside of the system in Private or Parochial or Home Sghool situation WILL be brought IN. Remember "NO" child will be left behind.

87 posted on 12/13/2012 7:28:09 AM PST by codder too
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To: codder too

Elected school boards sit on the same side of the negotiating table as the union teachers. End the union hold on the public school system and the problem would disappear. Race to the Top has no power to change settled law.

The left keeps talking about “settled law” in regard to abortion, but when it comes to the union stranglehold on education, the left ignores the concept. The race to the top also advocated ending the pay for advanced degrees and teacher tenure, but I don’t see you defending those concepts.

88 posted on 12/13/2012 8:50:48 AM PST by Eva
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To: Kennard

I homeschooled in CA. The state had nothing to do with what we taught. I was in an umbrella school, and wrote up a year-end report which became part of my son’s records.

Land of the Free and all...

89 posted on 12/14/2012 6:54:08 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: bboop

I homeschooled my four children. My fourth child is taking a combo of G&T highschool classes and homeschool classes this year. She told me that her education at home directly contributes to her understanding and excellent grades in class. I focused on Shakespeare, The Greeks and the Bible in our lit education. When you know these you know the human condtion, human fraility, human courage and human kindness.

This is my fourth child to tell me that his or her education was superior and stands out in highschool and in college.

90 posted on 12/14/2012 7:04:55 AM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: Chickensoup

Yes, it is a terrific way to teach (I had earlier taught in the classroom). I learned so much. My son and his new, young wife are pregnant and are intending to homeschool their child.

There were many things I didn’t get to, and also things I would have done differently. I finally figured that maybe the only thing I could teach our son, really, was how to think for himself, and that he’d have 60 years to learn everything else.

91 posted on 12/14/2012 10:30:26 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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