Letter: Common Core, full-day K should be stopped

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To the editor,

The United States went to the moon and back with education gained before 1965. That year the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was passed under President Lyndon Johnson and our education system started to decline in a big way.

Later, with President George H. W. Bush working closely with then future-President William Clinton, education started its bigger decline at the 1989 Education Summit; followed in 1994 with Goals 2000 under President William Clinton and followed in 2001 with No Child Left Behind under President George W. Bush. Today, with Common Core under President Barack Obama, we are seeing education’s biggest decline ever, after 50 years.

Right now, we are facing Common Core education head-on. Common Core has strong opposition on both sides of the political aisle, from those who really understand what Common Core is about.

As an unapologetic conservative, I refer you first to the website of a liberal Democrat, democratsagainstunagenda21.com. Here you will find written in red on the homepage, “sounds like science fiction…or some conspiracy theory…but it isn’t. UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is the action plan implemented worldwide to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all energy, all education, all information, and all human beings in the world. Inventory and control.—-Rosa Koire.” You will also find here “Common Core Is Agenda 21,” the United Nations’ agenda for the 21st century. But, don’t stop here, as there is so much more to learn on this website about Common Core.

Next, I refer you to foundedontruth.com for a must-see video under the heading “Common Core” called “Common Core Standards by Dr. Peg Luksik.” This video is very revealing, so don’t miss it. But, again, don’t stop here, as there is so much more to learn on this website about Common Core. Dr. Peg Luksik can help us restore education in real ways; she is inviting us all to join her “if we truly want education in America to succeed once again.”

Doesn’t this information give us all, on both sides of the political aisle, reason to stop Common Core along with full-day kindergarten in Region 16? We must set political-party politics aside in order to make real improvements in education.

Please join me in stopping Common Core in Region 16; it is not too late although time is running short. And, please join me in urging the Region 16 Board of Education members to vote against full-day kindergarten when it comes up for a vote soon; one of the many reasons is that Common Core comes with it. For the children, our future, and our freedom, we must stop Common Core and full-day kindergarten starting here in Region 16.

Janet Roberts

Prospect