Feb 21, 2015

Dumbing Down America: A Republican Strategy?...or Nightmare?

By RF Schatten

A little common sense about Common Core can go a long way in resolving our common problems...civil discourse goes a long way...but you're not dealing with civility, you're dealing with the eternal darkness of the imbecile mind.

They say, "Knowledge is Power" In today's America...there are those with the knowledge 'and' the power...who feel they're entitled to it all! It's their destiny, their heritage, their lifelong mission...carried on from father to sons. In the words of their idol, Ayn Rand: "If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of Altruism that men have to reject" and "The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity". Translation? Fuck they neighbor!...if not nailed down, steal it! think of yourself first and screw the rest of the world! Sounds a little Republican to me, Mr.Ryan!

Why the hell would someone want their child, less educated in this world?. Common Core is designed to set a "Minimum" standard of education in Math and English Comp/Reading, across the country for K-12...a national standard on what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade. For those on a Tea overdose...it means that if applied properly, your kid will actually turn out smarter than you! A standard so if your family moves from one State to another...your kid would not be left behind because he wasn't legally allowed to 'think', and figure out what 2+2 is??

Yes! Yes! Yes! Of course, there 'are' problems with the system...everyone wants perfection, whether it's 'Common Core' or 'Obamacare'!...but where are the solutions, all these perfectionists have in mind? It's not a failure...43 States, District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the American Samoa Islands have all adopted the Standards.

Those who haven't? Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, Alaska, Indiana, and Nebraska. Not surprising!...it's the dumbing down of America.  Test scores have shown that States using Common Core, have higher scores than the anti-education "7".

Kentucky!...yes folks, Kentucky! The first to implement the Common Core State Standards...local school districts began the new Math and English standards in August 2010. In 2013, a Time article reported that the high school 'Graduation Rate' had increased from 80% in 2010 to 86% in 2013, those scores went up 2% points in the 2nd year of the Common Core Test...and the percentage of students considered to be ready for college or a career? based on a battery of assessments, went up from 34 percent in 2010 to 54 percent in 2013! Yeah, it has its quirks! but it works!...but what's wrong with tweaking the system a little? It can only improve it!

Jake Miller of CBS News says that the fear Iowans have is that "college admissions and standardized test development on a national level will synchronize with the standards, effectively subjecting Iowa students to them"...is it the fear of effectively subjecting students to national standards? Or is it the fear of embarrassment for poor quality of education in the state? It's all ignorance and jealousy...and the small mind of a sector in our society, that believes in turning back the clocks. Education? who needs an education?...they may turn out to be smart, and see the phoniness of their idols!

The 10 Commandments have absolutely nothing to do with American History...but it's the blatant ignorance, between what "Academic Education" is...and what Family Education suppose to be. The 10 Commandments is not going to teach you, what 2+2 is!! And the entire earth is watching this fiasco live!! Embarrassing? aa ayup!

Could Common Core cause a Republican civil war in 2016? - CBS News