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Ron Paul TX Straight Talk, May 27, 2013: 'Common Core' Nationalizes & Dumbs-down Public School Curriculum!

Ron Paul's Texas Straight Talk 5-27-2013: 'Common Core' Nationalizes and Dumbs Down Public School Curriculum

http://youtu.be/bJ8O8ws4hSg
RonPaulCC2012
Published on May 26, 2013

'Common Core' Nationalizes and Dumbs Down Public School Curriculum

In addition to shredding civil liberties, launching a utopian global war for democracy, and going on a spending spree that would make LBJ blush, the so-called "conservative" Bush administration dramatically increased federal control over education via the "No Child Left Behind" act. During my time in Congress I heard nothing but complaints about this law from teachers, administrators, and, most importantly, students and parents. Most of the complaints concerned No Child Left Behind's testing requirements, which encouraged educators to "teach to the test."

Sadly, but not surprisingly, instead of improving education by repealing No Child Left Behind's testing and other mandates, the Obama administration is increasing national control over schools via the "Common Core" initiative. Common Core is a new curriculum developed by a panel of so-called education experts. The administration is trying to turn Common Core into a national curriculum by offering states increased federal education funding if they impose Common Core's curriculum on their public schools. This is yet another example of the government using money stolen from the people to bribe states into obeying federal dictates.

Critics of Common Core say it "dumbs down" education by replacing traditional English literature with "informational texts". So students will read such inspiring materials as studies by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the EPA's "Recommended Levels of Insulation," and "Invasive Plant Inventory" by California's Invasive Plant Council. It is doubtful that reading federal reports will teach students the habits of critical thinking and skepticism of government that the Founders considered essential to maintaining a free republic.

Like Obamacare, Common Core (now dubbed "ObamaCore" by some) has sparked a backlash in the states, leading some to propose legislation forbidding state participation in the scheme. I hope these efforts lead to states not just opting out of Common Core, but out of No Child Left Behind and all other federal education programs as well.

Parents can also effectively "opt out" of programs like Common Core by seeking alternatives to government education. It is no coincidence that, as federal control over education increases, the quality of public education has declined and more parents have chosen to homeschool.

To support these parents, I have established my own homeschool curriculum. Unlike Common Core, we do not dumb down any of our offerings. Instead, the goal is to provide students with a rigorous education in history, math, English, foreign languages, and other core subjects necessary to a well-rounded education. Unlike the top-down model of nationalized education, the homeschool curriculum is deigned to encourage maximum input from parents and students. While the curriculum will reflect my belief, and interest, in Austrian economics, libertarian political theory, and the history of the struggle against state power, the curriculum is being carefully designed to not show bias toward any one religion. I hope all parents of any faith—or no religious belief at all—will feel comfortable using the curriculum.

I believe it is important for those of us concerned with education and liberty to fight our battles locally. We must oppose further encroachment on the autonomy of local public schools and work to roll-back existing interference, while encouraging and supporting the growth of homeschooling and other alternative education movements. The key to restoring quality education is to replace the bureaucratic control of education with a free-market in education. Parents should have the freedom to select the type of education that best suits their child's unique needs.

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UPDATE: Here's Dr. Gary North, Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul's First (and Only) Speechwriter, who is now the chief co-architect of Ron Paul Curriculum, to discuss it further

Dr. Gary North Discusses The Ron Paul Curriculum


http://youtu.be/tkQrlRN9F_g
Robert Wenzel
Published on May 25, 2013

Discussing The Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum
You need to listen to this even if you don't have children of homeschool age, if for no other reason than to learn what time Gary North gets up in the morning. Also learn what Dr. North thinks about going to college at Harvard to get a bachelor's degree or a graduate degree.

Direct .MP3 Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/economicpolicyjournal/NORTH_EDITED...

Here's the speed-reading free-web app that Dr. North mentioned in the interview: http://Spreeder.com/



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Sad to know that the Obama

Sad to know that the Obama administration is increasing national control over schools via the "Common Core" initiative instead of doing ant improvement… that is bad

Updated; Dr. Paul's answer to Public Indoctrination Ctrs:

UPDATE: Here's Dr. Gary North, Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul's First (and Only) Speechwriter, who is now the chief co-architect of Ron Paul Curriculum, to discuss it further

Dr. Gary North Discusses The Ron Paul Curriculum


http://youtu.be/tkQrlRN9F_g
Robert Wenzel
Published on May 25, 2013

Discussing The Ron Paul Homeschool Curriculum
You need to listen to this even if you don't have children of homeschool age, if for no other reason than to learn what time Gary North gets up in the morning. Also learn what Dr. North thinks about going to college at Harvard to get a bachelor's degree or a graduate degree.

Direct .MP3 Download: http://traffic.libsyn.com/economicpolicyjournal/NORTH_EDITED...

Here's the speed-reading free-web app that Dr. North mentioned in the interview: http://Spreeder.com/

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

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Can anyone verify or debunk this link for me? (Thanks Dr. Paul!)

Seems like some real distortion of history to me...

www.theglobaldispatch.com/florida-common-core-history-class-...

though that is not the major issue, the real issues are 2 questions answered in the Cato Institute Video so thoughtfully posted by CalGal on this thread:

Who will enforce it?

Why are we not to know exactly what the standards are before implementation?

Oh sure, we can trust our federal government to both write the curriculum and enforce the use of it! ...

To sign a petition against common core in Florida:

www.ipetitions.com/petition/stop-common-core-in-florida/

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Yes it's one of the best TST's ever!

am SO glad that the Doc is bringing the immense issue to his weekly address.

Please check the links.

http://www.corestandards.org

http://www.corestandards.org/in-the-states

Please sticky this to the Front Page. It's SO important.

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Indoctrination, its in the books

Indoctrination in Common Core English Language Arts Texts

http://youtu.be/rGph7QHzmo8

We're all community organizers now!

Common Logical Fallicies

They're teaching children to use FALLACIES to reach their agenda. Persuading by emotion rather than reason. We should teach our kids to recognize fallacies and think for themselves.

KEEP THIS FRONT PAGE ITS THAT IMPORTANT

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ACTION ACTION ACTION... WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP

I've been saying this for a long time now, infact I want to start making kids now to prove my point and start implementing these programs. We need to fight on all fronts, not only politically but start self suffiecient societies.

A private school does NOT MEAN RICH SCHOOL.. they have private schools in the slums of Kenya, they have private schools in India where the poor send their kids. A school could literally be a barn in a middle of a field somewhere... all it needs is a teacher.

The church needs to wake up too, whats the point going to church every Sunday if you dont do anything. Churches need to start schools, they can take the Ron Paul program and adapt it for their needs, athiests can take Ron Paul program and adapt it for their needs.

TAKE YOUR KIDS OUT OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS NOW.

'Common Core' should be

'Common Core' should be called "Uniform Indocrination".

Some States Revolt Against Common Core

Neal McCluskey on Cato Daily Podcast...

http://www.cato.org/multimedia/daily-podcast/states-press-pa...

Thanks, CalGal

This was a really enlightening interview. You really ought to get a plethora of votes up for this link.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

For those in Arizona ....

http://www.arizonansagainstcommoncore.com/

Contact Superintendent John Huppenthal and tell him to GET US OUT of Common Core as well as PAARC testing!

If I Had A Kid...

No-brainer.

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"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard

Yep we have been trying to stop this in Missouri

The Republican controlled house passed a bill to stop it, and then some jackass fake Republican filibustered it in the Senate on the last day for thie session in the Senate.

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A glance into U.S. public education official programs' future

A glance into U.S. public education official programs' future (if not already in place or in their drawers, already) :

http://www.academie-en-ligne.fr/Ressources/7/SE11/AL7SE11TEP...

Page 3 (quote) - this is under "notions to be acquired" (by the student) :

"L’État doit parfois modifier la répartition des ressources disponibles dans l’économie, dans le but de satisfaire l’intérêt général. C’est la fonction d’allocation des ressources (A).

L’État cherche aussi à lutter contre de trop grandes inégalités et atteindre la justice sociale en redistribuant des revenus spécifiques. C’est la fonction de répartition (ou redistribution) (B).

L’État peut influer sur le niveau de l’activité économique lorsque le marché rencontre des difficultés à s’autoréguler. C’est la fonction de régulation (ou stabilisation) (C).

L’intervention de la puissance publique ne se limite pas aux échelles locale et nationale. Une action internationale, notamment européenne, peut également être mise en œuvre (D).

Le marché ne peut pas fonctionner sans règles qui l’encadrent. C’est le rôle de la puissance publique de mettre en place ce cadre réglementaire."

Translated :

"The state may need to adjust the allocation of resources in the economy, in order to satisfy the public interest. This is the resource allocation function (A).

The state also seeks to fight against too great inequality and achieve social justice through redistribution of specific revenues. This is the distribution function (or redistribution) (B).

The state can influence the level of economic activity when the market encounters difficulties to regulate itself. This is the control function (or stabilization) (C).

The intervention of public power is not limited to local and national scales. Including a European international action, can also be implemented (D).

The market cannot function without regulations to frame it. It is the role of public authorities to implement this regulatory framework."

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Can you read English?

Did you read this "cannot" just above? Can you measure the full extent of its intent?

So, make no mistake, People:

this is what YOU, WE are up against, HERE AND NOW, today, in America.

Homeschool your kids, People, as much, as long as you can.

Don't abandon their brains to THE STATE.

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'Nuff said.

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Btw, just in case it is unclear:

Btw, just in case it is unclear:

(synonyms)

Allocation function = taxation (IRS...)

Redistribution function = welfare state (SNAP...)

Control function = planning and regulation (Fed, FDA, FCC...)

Thus, your dear kids learn that these are absolutely necessary for the society to function "well".

Observably, aren't they? We live so much better with them around.

"Woe to the people who want to escape the allocation function!"

"Woe to the people who want to escape the redistribution function!"

"Woe to the people who want to escape the control function!"

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Thank you, Ron Paul.

This is yet MORE material that will assist us in this fight. We have taken this challenge on several months ago and it is gaining steam. It is essential to print out material and hand it out to parents, neighbors, people in stores, and various events. There are quick and simple petitions that can be signed to REVERSE the course of common core, it is already implemented in 45 states.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

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BUMP.

BUMP.

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This Ranks As One Of The Best Ron Paul Weekly Reports

Vintage Paul!

Remembering this day for me was important, as I visiting my Dads grave (National Cemetery) yesterday. My dad was drafted in 1944 into the U.S. Army during WW2. I will always remember all the good ole' days we spent fishing, at baseball games and collecting U.S. coins at auctions and coin shows..

I loved my Dad and miss him greatly and I also love you Dr. Paul. My dad would have loved you too.

...Happy Memorial Day

RP Tejas

Str8 talk bump!

"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_enlistment

There is no duration defined in the Oath

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California Teachers Union Socialist Brainwashing - Tax The Rich

California Teachers Union Socialist Brainwashing - Tax The Rich - Brainwashing For Students

Just thought I should share. I've had to watch the same sort of "exposé" 30 years ago when I was in highschool, on the Old Continent (is anyone surprised?)...


http://youtu.be/ZOegA8MgC2o

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

uppity

bumpity!

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

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Yup. That is a go.

Another great Straight Talk.