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US Educ Dept Sec'y: White suburban moms are paranoid fringe because they oppose Common Core

My summary of the words of U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan based on an op-ed he wrote and what he told a group of state schools superintendents last week -- see for yourself:

Arne Duncan: 'White suburban moms' upset that Common Core shows their kids aren’t 'brilliant'

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a group of state schools superintendents Friday that he found it "fascinating" that some of the opposition to the Common Core State Standards has come from "white suburban moms who - all of a sudden - their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were."


The Common Core has become a rallying cry for fringe groups that claim it is a scheme for the federal government to usurp state and local control of what students learn. An op-ed in the New York Times called the Common Core 'a radical curriculum.' It is neither radical nor a curriculum. ... When the critics can’t persuade you that the Common Core is a curriculum, they make even more outlandish claims. They say that the Common Core calls for federal collection of student data. For the record, it doesn't, we’re not allowed to, and we won’t. And let’s not even get into the really wacky stuff: mind control, robots, and biometric brain mapping.

Link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/11/...

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How about this from Alabama

This is a letter we were forwarded by our home school cover school. Our state Dept of Ed director apparently thinks the same way based on his outrageous proposal.

If this crap passes, we're leaving Alabama. If we can't find a state that leaves home schoolers alone, then we'll leave the country and renounce our citizenship.

It's that simple, Feds. Understand?!

"Subject: Protect Your Freedom to Educate Your Children, Without Ala State Control

Your Freedom to educate your children in the manner that you wish,
without control from the Alabama State School Board has been under

Proposal by Dr. Tommy Bice of the Alabama State School Board in July 2013 to Regulate and Control Christian Schools and Home Schools.

In early June the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) notified church and private schools of their intentions to propose to the Alabama State Board of Education certain amendments to the Alabama Administrative Code (AAC) to tighten its control and regulation over private and church schools. While this proposal is on hold, but has the potential to be activated, the Alabama State Department of Education has yet to rescind this policy and the President of the Alabama State School Board has continued to actively promote the controlling agenda of the Federal Common Core.

The below were requirements in a 49 page proposal by Dr. Tommy Bice to control and regulate Christian Schools and Home Schools:

1. A $500 fee or tax required from all Christian Schools or Home School groups to accompany an application.
2. Application must contain legal church documents to prove the legal status of the church school ministry
3. A catalog of courses taught

Consequences for Failure to comply would mean the following:
1. No diploma would be recognized from Christian School or Home Schools by the State of Alabama.
2. Students from Christian Schools or Home School would not be able to transfer credits to a public school
3. Graduates would NOT be able to attend Alabama two or four year colleges


Our family's journey from the Rocket City to the Redoubt: www.suburbiatosimplicity.com

We ARE taking on Common Core in Ohio

One testimony from yesterday 11-20-2013
Please like and comment


Seems like everybody is an "extremist" these days.

for one reason or another. I wonder if there is anybody left who is not extreme? Is it just Obama's little Kool-Aid club that is OK?

Localism is for people who can still sleep at night even though somebody they don't know in a city they have never been is doing things differently. ("Localism, A Philosophy of Government" on Amazon for Kindle or Barnes and Noble ebook websites)

Government launches smear campaign

Who authorized this treason?

Free includes debt-free!

Heres a math problem for you,

Heres a math problem for you, 3 points for correct identification of subjects?

X makes an action, Y disagrees, yet that X gets to tell Z, WHY, those Y's, disagree


*Government* makes an action, *people* disagree, yet that *government* gets to tell *the public*, WHY, those *people*, disagree

a classic case of

a classic case of descrediting opposition, nothing to do with details on whats being discussed, oh no, cant let the idea stand on their own merits, oh no.... just get right in there and paint any and all opposition as *insert flavor of the day slander, into one GROUP, who apparently all oppose for the exact same reasons.....reasons you are kind enough to put forward, so the act of OPPOSING itself, becomes the pre-requirement, of becoming part of this very select group you have so helpfully defined

Politicians, PR, MSM, must be very envious of your work, you very important person
Thankyou,..... thankyou from the bottom of my left nut

typical Trotsky-ism

Play on White guilt and pretend that only a White supremacist would oppose such "common sense measures", as Common Core or anything else that mommy government says is in your best interest.

Michelle Malkin succinctly writes,

"[Duncan] didn’t just attack “white [supremacist] moms” and children over their criticism of the Common Core “standards”/testing/data-mining program. The feds’ top educrat also managed to insult every one of the nation’s minority families and educators who oppose Fed Ed’s threat to academic excellence, local control and student privacy." …READ MORE

antiRacist is just a code word for antiWhite

One thing I can believe, though

Is that they don't collect a child's "data". They already have the NSA doing that for them.

psnow's picture

"Paranoid Fringe" ??

Sound familiar DP'ers? And they smirked and giggled when Dr. Paul called for the abolishment of the Dept. of Education. Talk about a MESS!! This makes Obama care look like a modern miracle.

From the 'paranoid fringe' - Urban Dad.

Not no - but HELL NO - My kid will NOT be participating!!

"I just want to live in a free country" - Dr. Ron Paul

egapele's picture

Funny you should say that, check out this article:

"Common Core rollout mirrors Obamacare debacle"

The newest fix to public education known as Common Core is arriving with incomplete plans in schools and at a rapid pace that leaves some students behind.

While the controversial educational standards have been blessed by hundreds of educators and adopted by 45 states, including New York, cracks are opening in the Common Core foundation that are raising concerns for teachers, parents and school administrators.

'The reality is implementation at the state level is just a disaster,' said Tom Phillips, of Hector, and Watkins Glen school district superintendent.

While Phillips said he agrees public education needs reform, his major beef with Common Core is the complex program is being rolled out too quickly.

Link: http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/11/common-core-rollout-mir...