Our favorite local RINOS, Jeff Brandes and Kathleen Peters, both of whom never met a new law they didn't love, will combine their progressive powers to present an "Educational Forum" on the latest statist dream, "Common Core State Standards" at 6 p.m. Monday, July 8, at this month's PCREC meeting. Even the name has such a lovely ring to it, doesn't it? It just barely beats "Statist Standards for the Benefit of the Collective."
From the statement released in "On the Move":
"The CCSS provides clear educational standards, while allowing local districts and schools the flexibility needed to deliver quality instruction in the classroom." That statement has been totally refuted by teachers forced to participate, some of whom have resigned their positions rather than continue.
"The standards are designed to ensure all students, regardless of demography, may graduate from high school prepared to enter college or the workforce." Meaning, regardless of their individual skill set or interest.
" Moreover, the standards are internationally benchmarked and provide our students with an edge in the global jobs market by ensuring mastery of knowledge and skills needed to perform today's high-skill, high-wage occupations." After having effectively eliminated all free-thinking, 'good old American know-how', we now need to hold our kids to an 'international standard'. Oh yea, and the rest of the world is doing SO well.
Normal people, (meaning non-political people) understand that the last thing our government schools need is more government. It's time to tell these RINOS to once and for all, "Let our children go!"