Federal Coersion of the Common Core At Local Level

Common Core is not about the children, but rather the federal government taking complete control of local schools by requiring the implementation of C.C. or lose out on Race to the Top funding.

With terms like “forced” support, one can deduce that the push back from states and school created the need to use coercion to implement the program.

In a remarkable admission, the former director of the Race to the Top (RttT) competitive grant program and chief of staff to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says the federal government “forced” full support for adoption of the Common Core standards from each state by requiring its governor, chief state school officer, and head of the state board of education to sign off on the grant application.

Again, this had nothing to do with helping children and the teachers that dedicate their lives to education, but rather it was a sinister scheme to make it impossible for states to say no and for the federal government grab control of local school districts.

And it wasn’t a for-profit kind of program for schools – it was waving money to severely cash-strapped schools and saying “do this to get to the ‘top’ or fall to the bottom.” Worse, incentives were unleashed on foundations and private businesses to push everyone “on board.”

Attorney Jane Robbins told Brietbart,

Not only did the states have to toe the line in all these areas to have a shot at the much-coveted federal money, but they had to alter their own decision-making structures to comply with federal dictates. …— it was planned from the start. Presidential candidates should retire the misleading talking points.

The most important parties in the education of children were left out of the Common Core equation, but perhaps that is because it was to convoluted to solve.  Parents and teachers were not consulted and the children suffer for it.  Power brokering with governors, chief state school officers and the state board of education’s presidents across the nation were used to endorse the program, with the promise to either reward or withhold federal monies from participating states.

Common Core’s legacy just gets more dubious as the truth of its inception comes to light and our children struggle to learn under its “nonsensical frustrating curriculum that (has) left parents bewildered”

Source: Activist Post



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