The true motivation behind the recent, intense push for Common Core might not be education at all. It may, in fact, be what motivates so many of Washington's ventures: money and power. But especially money.
Common Core is a recent curriculum overhaul that would tightly standardize all of public school's education. That doesn't sound bad, right? But certain content inclusions and exclusions have parents worried, such as the strong inclusion of teaching about gender fluidity (i.e., maybe your son Johny is really a girl because he likes the color pink) and homosexuality. In addition, many have been concerned that the curriculum would paint America in a much more negative light than in previous textbooks: that America is an imperialist aggressor that should be tamed--a worldview that many have criticized Obama as holding.
But beyond a sizable increase in content control, there may be a more devious motivation. In an undercover sting by conservative activist James O’Keefe of Project Veritas, a former Houghton-Miffin (a huge textbook publisher) was caught one tape saying, “You don’t think that the educational publishing companies are in it for the education, do you? No, they’re in it for the money.”
WND also reports that when prompted with the compliment that the former book publisher employee seemed like she cared about kids, she replied, “I hate kids. … I’m in it to sell books. Don’t even kid yourself for a heartbeat.” Project Veritas also taped a Brooklyn schoolteacher saying, “It’s a joke. … It’s bulls–t. The thing is, what they do is they create some new f–king system that f–king sucks to sell more books, and then we have to learn something new with the students."
And learning new things means needing new books. It's like if you were used to taking walks outside in nature, and all of the sudden they told you that you could only take walks on this special track. But the special track requires special shoes that you have to buy. Who do you think benefits here? The shoe company.
These interviews are making it seem very convincing that a similar ploy is happening here. And who do you think will pay for the new educational "track" and it's new "shoes?" Taxpayers, of course. All the while the parents lose more and more control over the things their children are taught at school.
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