Here are thoughts from a parent who attended a school meeting in Leeds, Alabama:
We all knew there'd come a time when the Common Core fight would put parents against teachers. I saw the first sign of it tonight at Leeds' Curriculum Night. It was ugly.
I'm not sure I've ever felt so angry, scared and helpless all at the same time.
Silver lining? I wasn't the only one to get angry. I wasn't the only one to speak out. Parents are being forced to wake up to Common Core and they don't like it.
I think we all lost patience and dropped our niceties when the teacher/presenter said "I don't know that we would need any home support" (when questioned on why there are no text books).
There is a new feeling in the air. Just as fall is coming--the fall of Common Core (and anything that takes away parental authority) is also coming. And rightly so in Alabama because this is a state whose God is the LORD. Most Alabamians still have values and they know they do not want a "dog eat dog mentality" raised up in their children and the same with the majority of citizens in this United States of America. Many across America are re-learning history and what made America great. They are seeing that we are reaping results of tyranny and that these words from Washington are ringing true--
Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked: Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice ? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.
The planners of Common Core are hearing about the new tide rising and they will be fighting it with their media blitz and with so much money...but truth is on our side and God is on our side.
We have heard the rumblings promoting Common Core. The mantra of College and Career-Ready Standards have all of a sudden dimmed. There is a new mantra being heard and it is from parents who are fed up with being fed lies. These parents have researched these wonderfully touted Common Core Standards and found them very wanting and very sick. Here's is just the latest findings on these wonderful Common Core:
Excerpts from this article link
As the Superintendent of the Middle Country Schools, LI – Roberta Gould – said recently, “We strongly believe there is no correlation between these latest assessment results and our students’ ability to be college-and-career-ready.
Five states have not signed on to Common Core and, unsurprisingly, they share 95% of the same standards as the core but they don’t destroy kids’ self-image with inadequate standardized testing nor do they have a plan to nationalize education.
Common Core has their own website you can go to read the standards.
If you want to determine the age-appropriateness of them, first check out Kindergarten.
The Core ‘experts’ expect kindergarteners to ‘Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing’ by the second half of kindergarten.
Just the use of the word ‘command’ in relation to a five-year old shows their cluelessness and ineptitude.
They start out expecting them to ‘Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking’ by the first half of kindergarten.
By 2014, kindergarten children in New York will be subjected to testing on the many age-inapproriate concepts they have been taught.
Soon, it will be the nation’s kindergarteners since 45 states have signed on to it.
You get the idea. Kindergarten just isn’t fun any more...
However, some information is inappropriate to give earlier or ever in schools, said Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director.
“We saw in a couple different states last year that part of Planned Parenthood’s curriculum is to demonstrate different sexual positions with stuffed animals to children in kindergarten,” she said.
So you see, more parents are finding out that instead of loving to learn at even the youngest level--they are finding children very troubled by schools and in no time at all, as this video shows. How dare the planners do this to the children!! They do--if they think no one will stop them...
So please get educated. Listen to the warnings here and then research yourself as every state now has a Stop Common Core fb page and then there is Truthinamericaneducation.com and another called Citizens United For Responsible Education (Cure). There are so many great sites for you to learn so please search and find the truth for yourself.
...So why are Alabamians very angry? Here is a comment from a social worker which we will leave unnamed but am so thankful for her insight that was shared as a comment on the book The Bluest Eye. Alabama parents (thanks to posting on Stop Common Core in Alabama FB) were alerted on the availability of such an immoral book on a reading list for their children:
"This is terrifying! As a social worker who’s worked with teens for over 20 years, I would be terrified to let some young men read this book as they would regard it as a how-to-manual! Do you want your young teenage girls in a classroom with a boy who already has these types of thoughts reading this book together? Discussing it with each other? I am horrified that this book actually puts the reader as a co-conspirator to these sexually violent acts, then regards the rapist/child-molester as “gentle” or “doing God’s work.” The author seems to be trying to “normalize” pedophilia and downplay the life-long emotional, psychological, mental, and physical effects born from sexual violence.
Then I think of all of the young girls I’ve worked with who have been molested by their fathers, uncles, friends of family. I can’t imagine the mental anguish and trauma this would cause these girls.
What in the world was this author thinking? How could Oprah, a woman who was molested herself, recommend this book? What’s next? NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) literature in the classrom? Playboy magazine in the library? (I hear it has “great articles.”
Shame on “educators” – teachers, administrators, and librarians – who promote obvious pornography as “literature.”
Parents, it’s time to get involved or watch as your children suffer the consequences of your own apathy."
Here are two articles for readers to better understand why the rage against this book--
Senator Speaks Out To Remove Book While Defending Common Core (guess he doesn't quite get it that there are more like it in this Common Core mindset).
Many Parents are getting convinced there is a war on the minds of their children and in Alabama and many other states they still believe in the Holy Scriptures:
Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Phil 4:8
"If anyone causes one of these little ones--those who believe in me--to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea." Matthew 18:6
And just as in the beginning of this nation, in the first Prayer of Congress (lasted 3 hours)--there are those who remember to stand on God's Word (they read Psalm 35). It made all the difference then and Alabamians know (and many others throughout the states in this God blessed nation) God can make a difference again today for those who trusts in the name of the LORD. So righteous anger we have-- but more importantly we have an Almighty God. Hope others will join us and ask God as in Psalm 35...
"Lord, you have seen this; do not be silent.
Do not be far from me, Lord.
Awake, and rise to my defense!
Contend for me, my God and Lord.
Vindicate me in your righteousness, Lord my God;
do not let them gloat over me.
Do not let them think, “Aha, just what we wanted!”
or say, “We have swallowed him up.”
May all who gloat over my distress
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who exalt themselves over me
be clothed with shame and disgrace.
May those who delight in my vindication
shout for joy and gladness;
may they always say, “The Lord be exalted,
who delights in the well-being of his servant.”
My tongue will proclaim your righteousness,
your praises all day long."
Please go to your Pastors and tell them what is going on and see what a difference it makes. We need to learn that we have not --'cause we ask not of our Mighty Awesome God. Try it some may say no but for those that say yes--wow what a difference...
Click on this link for suggested information in sharing information to your Pastor--do it soon and be surprised (we were--very very pleasantly)!