Joyanna Adams

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Common Core..or…Common Communism?

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Bill Gates and Rupert Murdoch are backing a new thing called “Common Core” to be implemented in every school. Kentucky tried it, and the students report cards fell by 30 percent. Computers will do the grading.Bill Gates and common

Sounds like fun right? Does a parent have any say in this?

(Laugh here.)

“It was well understood by states that they would not be eligible for Race to the Top funding ($4.35 billion) unless they adopted the Common Core standards. Federal law prohibits the U.S. Department of Education from prescribing any curriculum, but in this case the department figured out a clever way to evade the letter of the law.”

Glenn Beck was pointing out that CORE is basically brainwashing kids into the communist system, and downplaying America’s role in history.

Bill Gates make you take an IQ test before you work for him…so, I guess he’s running out of high IQ’s. As usual, he wants a chance to ‘help” our deplorable school system, and while he’s at it, collect some vital information to sell.Common Core

 “Common Core amasses large amounts of personal information about students. Michelle Malkin cites research by Joy Pullmann of the Heartland Institute, who discovered a report by the Department of Education revealing that Common Core’s data mining includes “using cameras to judge facial expressions, an electronic seat that judges posture, a pressure-sensitive computer mouse and a biometric wrap on kids’ wrists.”

I have my own horror stories related to my local school system that I’ll tell on some other blog, but…the main problem, is that the school system has been transformed, not into an efficient way for our kids to learn the basics, but a way for growing union bureaucracy to give jobs to mostly women, who never having the fear of being fired for doing a bad for teachers.

And a bad job, they ARE doing: Here’s a few facts from Bill Bennett;

The average salary of U.S. public school teachers rose 45% in real dollars from 1960 to 1995. According to U.S. manufacturers, 40% of all 17-year-olds do not have the math skills and 60% lack the reading skills to hold down a production job at a manufacturing company.

In Florida, it takes six times as many people to administer a federal education dollar as a state dollar: 297 state employees are responsible for $1 billion in federal funds while 374 employees oversee $7 billion in state funds.

40% of public high school science teachers have neither an undergraduate major nor minor in their main teaching field and 34% of public high school math teachers did not major or minor in math or related fields.

Average per-pupil spending in U.S. public schools rose 212% from 1960 to 1995 in real (i.e. inflation-adjusted) dollars.

Currently, average black and Hispanic 17-year-old children have NAEP scores in math, science, reading and writing that are equivalent to average white 13-year-old children.

American 12th graders rank 19th out of 21 industrialized countries in mathematics achievement and 16th out of 21 nations in science. Our advanced physics students rank dead last.

So, is it any wonder that Mitt Romney wants to get people from other nations to come over to the U.S. to work? We are not going to have any kind of educated population, but that’s exactly what the Democrats want, isn’t it? Common Core isn’t going to work any better than Race to the Top or Leave No Child Behind. BUT…the government will know more than you EVER will about your own child.

Unless you start complaining and soon.


March 20, 2013 - Posted by | American Culture, education | , , , ,


  1. […] – but those arguments are getting a lot of airplay already (here, here, here, here, here, and here). Another popular choice is the Common Core is a UN conspiracy (here, here, and here). If […]


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  2. @Marshall_Will: where did you get this quote from Danica Fahmy? And why is it in your mind 6 months later after it was published in the local papers?

    You fail to mention that this teacher was promised by the administration of her school a raise after completing her masters degree in her content area and was making a statement that it would be difficult to make the student loan payments once they kick in. I personally dont see anything funny about the statement. Why should a professional that works hard at their job and continue with higher education (while being promised along the way that when they finish their program that they will receive a rasie) and then suddenly be denied it and have to in result work a low wage job to pay for these loans be something to laugh about?


    Comment by acinad | April 2, 2013 | Reply

  3. “Danica Fahmy, an art teacher at Geneva High School, said not every teacher is making the $72,305 average teacher salary posted on the School District website and published in previous articles on Geneva Patch.

    Fahmy said she is making less than $50,000 and is struggling to pay student loans.

    “I really hope that the School Board and the GEA come to some kind of agreement soon that would benefit everyone: teachers, administrators, School Board members and taxpayers,” she said. “But if an agreement isn’t made, and students discover that some of their teachers with master’s degrees are flipping burgers after school, I think it will send a very bad message—that a career in education and also receiving a higher education is not worth all the sacrifices and will leave you penniless, thus resulting in attaining work at fast-food joints to make extra money just to pay the bills.”

    The Burger Defense..! Lol, what WILL they think of NEXT? You know, and Michelle has done a stellar job of bringing this entire fraud under harsh and unflattering light, but I think it’s equally important to point out in addition to the “distribution channel” of: Higher salaries buy more politicians THAT [ in turn ] pave the way for higher pay THAT [ in turn ] buy more politicians..! is;

    Higher college tuition means for BIGGER student loan balances which in turn..? We need to get that end of the equation out there as well!


    Comment by Marshall_Will | March 21, 2013 | Reply

    • Excellent! You nailed it Marshall!   It all leads to big money and more democrats in office. “The Burger Defense” LOL!    

      Joyanna Adams



      Comment by joyannaadams | March 21, 2013 | Reply

  4. With all those admin staff, it is a wonder that anyone can just walk into a school carrying an arsenal, as we are told they do.


    Comment by Amfortas | March 20, 2013 | Reply

    • Tonight on the local news, an ’employee’ of a technical school, showed a gun to another ’employee’ of that school, and he was arrested. The school, is in a very bad neighborhood, and he was just showing it…and yes, you have a good point. I’d be getting a concealed weapon if I were a teacher. It’s still legal in Missouri, but I’m prettysurethe teachers are not ALLOWED to have them at school.

      Joyanna Adams



      Comment by joyannaadams | March 20, 2013 | Reply

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