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The Independent Institute blog has published a couple of informative articles on Common Core State Standards:

More on Common Core: It’s about Snooping, Not Standards

By   •  Wednesday November 13, 2013

Shocker: Common Core Is about Politics, Not Academic Standards

By   •  Wednesday November 13, 2013.

Does anyone care where information comes from? I don’t, as long as I can verify it is true. I don’t mind if information comes from a political or activist source. If I disagree with the politics or the activism, I am going to be more cautious and much more skeptical, but if the information is useful, and I can verify it, I use it.

I do tend to avoid going to web sites that I find objectionable in the whole. For instance, I seldom click a link to the HuffingtonPuffington. I just can’t stand it. If I see something in a link to misguided lady’s site, I search for the information elsewhere.

We need to remember and exercise our first amendment rights, and we need to amend it as follows:


Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of education or religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Add freedom of education to our freedom of religion. That is where we must start. That is where we will succeed.



Are we Borg yet?

If the data collection and invasion of privacy doesn’t make you hate Common Core, the money involved should. You owe it to yourself and your children to educate yourself and oppose Common Core. Education has ceased to be about educating children, and it has be come the latest homage to the almighty dollar. Half a billion in venture capital? Exxon Mobile and Bill Gates? Somebody smells money, not education.

Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. Articles: Common Core’s Data Mining Trojan Horse.

“The state tests will glean student-specific data to be stored by the states in their new longitudinal data systems that are designed to track a student from preschool through college and even further.”

“In 2011 the U.S. Department of Education reinterpreted the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act to permit a student’s academic record to be shared with virtually anyone including nongovernmental organizations without prior written parental consent!”

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