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The ‘Common Core’ According
A Series of Articles by
Dr. Connie Uribe
When it comes to the Common Core Standards the devil is in the details. What seems at first to be perfectly harmless and in the best interest of our youth may actually be masking an underlying agenda to undermine the foundation of our nation.
According to award-winning author and retired educator, Jo Russell, the problem with Common Core is the lack of parental involvement. “You can’t have an effective educational system without the parents’ input,” says Russell, who now resides in northern Arizona. The Common Core Standards were accepted by Arizona’s State Board of Education in 2010 and are slowly being phased into our schools throughout the state without the parents’ knowledge.
The basic selling idea behind Common Core is to promote achievement with mathematics and language. One parent, Jennifer Reynolds, told legislators at the Arizona Capitol she pulled two children out of public school because of Common Core. Her son was so bogged down learning conceptual skills, he was being “slowed down.”
Mathematics is the perfect example of this focus on conceptual skills. There is basically a push to build relationships between the standards and coherence within the grades. The students are supposed to develop an understanding of the mathematical applications. In other words, according to Dawn Wallace, Policy Advisor to the Majority in the Arizona House of Representatives, rote memory of the multiplication tables no longer serves a purpose and will not be emphasized. We will delve more into the Common Core Standard for Mathematics next time.
Written by Cora Lee Schingnitz
Had President Obama really been interested in immigration reform, he would have pushed it through during the first two years of his administration when he had control of both houses. The Democratic Party owes way too much to the unions to threaten their financial support. They cannot afford real immigration reform.
Had President Obama really wanted to do something about gun control, he would have moved decisively right after the Newtown massacre when 60 per cent of the American public was enraged and sympathetic. He didn’t do it because it would be politically imprudent, threatening Democratic control of the senate.
So why is he wasting hot air on the issues now? Perhaps there was something going on behind the scenes that he preferred we not notice. On the Thursday before Easter weekend, he signed an executive order establishing a commission to crack down on electoral problems across the country. The commission would, among other things, establish the number of polling places, manage the training a recruitment of poll workers, the voter machine technology, and the distribution of provisional and absentee ballots.
This executive order is a preposterous violation of the decentralized electoral process established by the constitution. The framers did not want to give the central government the power to manipulate elections to insure they stay in power.
What is telling is that the president did not appoint anyone to the commission who had actual experience in the electoral process. He appointed two campaign finance lawyers. What is even more telling is that this administration has shown no interest in preventing or prosecuting voter fraud. Think Black Panther intimidation, no problem, Melouise Richardson who bragged about voting six times and insisted that it was her duty, not problem. This administration actually sued states for trying to remove non-citizens from the voter rolls and states who passed voter identification laws. It’s interesting to note that not one state with voter identification laws went for President Obama.
The real irony of the situation is that the party of the president, the party famous for systematic voter fraud, is crying wolf. No one denies that the JFK election was rife with fraud in both Illinois and Texas. LBJ’s shenanigans are famous. Dead people voting has for years insured Chicago’s Democratic majorities. Anomalies in the last election are glaring, precincts voting unanimously for President Obama, precincts where more people voted than were registered, a 116 per cent voter turnout rate when most precincts are lucky to get 32.
Election gerrymandering is a serious threat to our freedoms, and this is gerrymandering gone giddy. Can it be stopped?
The Common Core According to Connie
A Series of Articles by
Dr. Connie Uribe
I may be jumping the gun this week, but a couple of news articles came out demonstrating the effect of the Common Core Standards on our youth. More details of these can be found by searching The Daily Caller.
In Duval County, Florida, fourth-grade students were instructed to write in crayon “I am willing to give up some of my constitutional rights in order to be safer or more secure.” According to the school, the goal of the overall lesson was to “create an awareness” of constitutional rights and help the students “determine their opinions on which rights they value most and least.”
The parents, of course, had no idea this lesson was being taught. One father who found the scribbled assignment in his son’s backpack was concerned because he knew his boy was too young to fully understand his rights.
The Superintendent claimed this activity was consistent with their efforts to broaden civics-based education and develop critical thinking skills among the students. He stressed the lesson built awareness of First Amendment rights through a partnership with an association of local attorneys.
In a another situation, students in an Albany, New York, high school were given an writing assignment requiring them to think like Nazis and argue that “Jews are evil and the source of our problems.” Administrators defended this action, claiming it was intended to hone persuasive writing skills, a requirement under the Common Core Standards. An apology was issued by the teacher, and fortunately, a third of the students refused to complete the assignment.
Will Estrada is Director of Federal Relations for the Home School Legal Defense Association. According to him, the Common Core teaches “…the United Nations is better than our Constitution and our Declaration of Independence.”
We will be covering more in the future about how the Standards address writing, speech, history and civics, mathematics, but in general, the Common Core curriculum allows for the teaching of a worldview which places the United Nations above the American Constitution.
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Thursday, Apr. 25, 2013 Regular meeting – 6pm
Thursday, May 2, 2013 Regular meeting -12 noon
Thursday, May 9, 2013 Regular meeting- 6pm
Thursday, May 16, 2013 Regular meeting – 12 noon
Thursday, May 23, 2013 Regular meeting – 6pm Arizona Research Project owner to speak
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Our cookbooks are here. This is a collection of mostly quick and easy recipes submitted by our members. In addition to the collection of recipes a bit of history on the Tea Party is included and many quotes by patriots from both recent years and times past. We are selling them at a very reasonable cost of $12.00. Just let us know if you want one.