[TO ALL READERS, READ IT ALL!]
Well, I finished my tests, but now I found out something that makes me highly nervous.
I had heard about six months ago about Common Core, and dismissed it as conspiracy theory, until I went in and researched the Common Core system itself.
What I found out from a teacher who is in the system currently, got me highly disturbed. I graduated from college with a History degree, and even during my college years I found out that my major has been minimized by public policies and laws. By the time I graduated, I found out that history degrees can't even teach history in the public school system. Now it has gone one step further...under Common Core...HISTORY has been DELETED. And now will be part of a new non-fiction reading class, which takes most of fiction, non-fiction, history, and reading classes from yesteryear and then molds them together into oblivion. I remember joking with the teacher so its "Government Documents 101" he did not smile when I said that...and dead panned it..."PRETTY MUCH."
So for GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS, we delete culture, fiction, art, and many other materials in the name of standardization to the World's Standards?
No more Mark Twain, no more Moby Dick, no Charles Dickenson, no more Daniel Defoe [author of "White Fang"], no more Frankenstein's Monster by Mary Shelly, no Herodotus [the first historian, and writer of the book "Histories"], no More Plato's Republic, no more history on the United States, no more questioning of ideas, no more creativity, no more creative analysis, and no more individualism. All must be sacrificed for the benefit of Global Competiveness, and Global Citizenship.
Here is what irks me the most...on their own home page. Common Core defends itself as evidence based off of only 10,000 replies to its system of standards. ONLY 10,000 replies, in scientific review that is a very poor sampling size, out of a total population of about 300 million people in American. That is a 1/30000 sample size. And based on that our government passed the standards. This system has far far more drastic consequences for our country and all of our businesses and all culture. Even more so that PIPA and SOPA even attempted back in 2010...and here what worries me. SOPA and PIPA were COVER ISSUES to cover COMMON CORE which was passed in 2010, and accepted by the states in the same year.
There is a movement to repeal COMMON CORE, but it is to go into full effect during the 2014-2015 school year.
If you are in the creative industries, videogame, movies, writing, magazines, artwork, and other things...YOU MUST PROTEST THIS. Because it will eventually cause the creativity of our culture to drop to devastating levels. You may not see it at first, but you will start to lose identity, people will only do what they have seen before or have been taught to accept, and begin the slow decline into the tyranny of mediocrity.
IF WE WANT A BETTER FUTURE NOT ONLY FOR OURSELVES, BUT FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN; WE MUST PASS ON OUR INHERITANCES AS AMERICANS IN OUR HISTORY AND CULTURE. THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE UGLY. COMMON CORE IS NOT WHAT AMERICA NEEDS.
PLEASE ALL ARTISTS, WRITERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, SCIENTISTS, DESIGNERS, ENGINEERS, BUSINESS PEOPLE, COMPUTER PROGRAMMERS, TEACHERS, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS. PROTEST COMMON CORE! It makes PIPA and SOPA look like chump change.