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George Will: Common Core ‘Hostile Federal Education Takeover’

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From The Washington Post: Viewed from Washington, which often is the last to learn about important developments, opposition to the Common Core State Standards Initiative still seems as small as the biblical cloud that ariseth out of the sea, no larger than a man’s hand. Soon, however, this education policy will fill a significant portion of the political sky.

The Common Core represents the ideas of several national organizations (of governors and school officials) about what and how children should learn. It is the thin end of an enormous wedge. It is designed to advance in primary and secondary education the general progressive agenda of centralization and uniformity.

Understandably, proponents of the Common Core want its nature and purpose to remain as cloudy as possible for as long as possible. Hence they say it is a “state-led,” “voluntary” initiative to merely guide education with “standards” that are neither written nor approved nor mandated by Washington, which would never, ever “prescribe” a national curriculum. Proponents talk warily when describing it because a candid characterization would reveal yet another Obama administration indifference to legality…

Full story: Doubts over Common Core

The Daily Caller


3 Comments on “George Will: Common Core ‘Hostile Federal Education Takeover’”

  1. Brittius says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com and commented:
    It’s not even a good core. It’s a rotten core, and lagging behind other nations, in academic failure, by dumbing-down the students. Oh wait, that’s Obama’s plan, Democrats need dumb people to continue voting for them.

  2. […] Pundit from another Planet From The Washington Post: Viewed from Washington, which often is the last to learn about important […]


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