Shut Down the U.S. Department of Education
The education of all children, from the moment that they can get along without a mother’s care, shall be in state institutions. – Karl Marx
A general State education is a mere contrivance for moulding people to be exactly like one another; and as the mould in which it casts them is that which pleases the predominant power in the government…it establishes a despotism over the mind, leading by natural tendency to one over the body.
– John Stuart Mill
The U.S. Department of Education is a federal government department that is nothing more than a tool to further the liberal agenda. The Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, is a career bureaucrat using his position to further his own personal agenda and the agenda of Barack Hussein Obama. The Department of Education has devised national standards for grades K – 12 called “Common Core” that will nationalize education and result in the further dumbing down of your kids and turn them into loyal government subjects fit for the yoke.
The Common Core establishes national standards for public education. Currently, states are not required to adopt Common Core, but if a state does not adopt Common Core it will see its federal funding drastically reduced as punishment for not adopting the standards. However, if a state agrees to adopt Common Core, it will receive a slice of the massive “grants” being handed out by the federal government. Thus far, 45 states and Washington, D.C. have agreed to implement the full plan in exchange for taxpayer money.
A major obstacle for the federal government is the lack of a reliable, effective mode of communication that will allow it to disseminate information to the people. The Common Core allows the Statists to “educate” people the minute they reach school age in order to brainwash them and force them to bow down to the State.
English and Language Arts
The Common Core establishes new standards for English and Language Arts that deemphasizes literary classics in favor of government documents and technical manuals. The government reading list includes fedgov documents such as “Recommended Levels of Insulation” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/U.S. Department of Energy, or Executive Order 13423: Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management. It is quite an extensive reading list designed to “educate” students on exactly what to believe and how to live their lives in order to conform to the State.
Math and Science
Despite U.S. students lagging far behind students in other industrialized nations in math and science, the Common Core standards significantly dumb down math and science requirements. The math and science requirements are so dumbed down that Stanford professor and member of the symbolic Common Core Validation Committee, James Milgram, refused to sign off on the mathematics component. “The Core Mathematics Standards are written to reflect very low expectations,” he said, calling them “as non-challenging as possible” with “extremely serious failings.” Statists are not concerned with how proficient your children are in math their focus is on making your children lifelong, loyal government subjects.
The science standards found in the Common Core are known as the “Next Generation Science Standards.” The new standards revolve around two pieces of propaganda near and dear to Statists: evolution and global warming. In an article in The New American, Alex Newman sums up the new science standards writing, “The scheme will force American students to learn a steady stream of controversial propaganda on everything from the theory of evolution to largely debunked theories advanced by UN global warming alarmists about supposed human impacts on climate change.” The elementary school standards claim “Human activities, such as the release of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels, are major factors in the current rise in Earth’s mean surface temperature (global warming).” This is presented as fact to the young, impressionable children despite the fact that even climate alarmists admit there has been no “global warming” in 15 years and have admitted that burning fossil fuels accounts for a tiny fraction of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Of course, Statists like Arne Duncan and Barack Hussein Obama believe it is important to brainwash your children early by presenting their propaganda as irrefutable facts.
The U.S. history component of the Common Core emphasizes the omnipotent power of the federal government and deemphasizes individual liberty in favor of the State. As reported by Investor’s Business Daily, lessons in the Common Core contain such statements as “The commands of government officials must be obeyed by all” and “The wants of an individual are less important than the well-being of the nation.” The middle school component requires students to read only the First Amendment. Naturally, Statists would not dare let students read the complete Bill of Rights? Statists don’t want young minds exposed to anything beyond their approved lessons that are geared toward the exultation of an omnipotent federal government.
Common Core is a shining example of a federal government department that does not serve the will of the people, but instead serves as a powerful tool to further the agenda of people like Arne Duncan and Barack Hussein Obama who hate America and want nothing more than to fundamentally transform America by using federal power and taxpayers’ money. Obama uses education the same way Stalin, Hitler, and other tyrants use education, as a tool to mold the minds of children to eventually dominate the population and destroy the individual in favor of the State.
The U.S. Department of Education should be shut down immediately! It is wasting the money of working Americans while pushing an agenda that nationalizes education at the detriment of every child who attends a public school.