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Common i.e. Communist Core

Post by notmartha » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:39 pm

From HERE.

The United Nations Agenda 21 has quietly changed the makeup of our cities and rural areas through highly questionable tactics, clothed in lofty adjectives such as “smart growth” and “sustainability,” as we’ve written previously. Agenda 21 activists have quietly initiated laws that allowed the government to confiscate our land, water, private property, and wilderness areas. Their ultimate goal is to strip Americans of personal rights and freedoms, creating a socialist future and eventually a one-world government. Not a pretty picture!

A necessary path to obtain those desired changes must include the indoctrination of children through education. That explains why our public schools have become increasingly liberal over the past couple of decades. Not enough citizens have challenged the progressive educators and their agenda, even though the changes were radical departures from what our Country had believed appropriate in the past.

A plan to indoctrinate our children with communist ideals has been in the works at least as far back as 1963, and probably longer. One of the first obvious steps was to take prayer and the 10 commandments out of all our public schools. Amazingly, there was little public outcry! Next, traditional school plays suddenly forbade students to sing familiar, Christmas songs such as “Silent Night.” The cleansing of Christianity from schools escalated when any mention of Christianity by students was discouraged, and in some instances students who even mentioned the name of Jesus on school grounds were disciplined.

Following the absence of Christian values in classrooms, sex education classes became popular, complete with intimate graphics and condoms freely handed out to students. Stimulated with sexual material, and free contraceptives, a clear message was sent to students that their school expected them to engage in sexual activities, but with instructions to be careful. Still, there was only a mild disapproval from the public.

With so little negative reaction, schools and the liberal movement became even bolder. They defied parental rights by taking under aged teens to abortion clinics, not only without their parents’ permission but without their knowledge as well. The schools had the approval of the state and judicial system to do so. A few young teens had serious problems after their abortions, but because the parents had no idea why they were ill, the young women did not get medical help until it was too late to save their lives. Still, no strong public outcry!

Apparently, the social issues aren’t important enough to energize people to object, but what about concern that many Communist goals have been quietly incorporated into mainstream America through our public schools? Especially guilty of this blatant indoctrination are the thousands of liberal professors in our nation’s colleges, where 63 percent of professors identify themselves as liberal, while only12 percent as conservatives. Severely outnumbered, the conservatives remained pretty quiet, while the liberals often abuse their positions by forcing their political views on a captured classroom of vulnerable students.

We are reminded of the Communists’ expressed plan to use schools as transmission belts for socialism and Communist propaganda. To succeed they realized the importance of nationalizing our entire school system, allowing liberals to decide school curriculum, controlling the teacher associations, limiting parental involvement, and cleverly inserting the party platform in school textbooks. We are now seeing many of those goals have been realized. Recently, the current Administration hi-jacked our public school system and replaced it with the controversial and experimental Common Core system. You guessed it, many of the communist goals now exist in the Common Core curriculum.

How were the progressives able to insert Common Core into all our nation’s schools, when our forefathers wisely assigned the responsibility of education to the individual states? Officials within the federal government cleverly and quietly side-stepped laws, and aggressively sold this new program to the states, with the help of hundreds of millions of dollars to promote it which came from people who stand to gain substantially from Common Core in time. Bill Gates was one of the most prolific donors, and obviously he will profit greatly. Schools will be buying his computers and accompanying products for most every student in America. One can only guess at the massive profit he will be experience.

The original idea for Common Core originated as part of UN Agenda 21, with ideas they borrowed from International Baccalaureate (IB); a group that was founded in Geneva, Switzerland in 1968 as a non-profit educational foundation. IB World schools were also created here in the U.S. The International Baccalaureate is recognized today as a globally oriented program and a UNESCO partnership program emphasizing sustainability teaching to children and collectivist, socialist indoctrination. A network of their schools still exist in 147 countries including the U.S.

Aspects of the Common Core agenda has roots identified in the Center for Educational Renewal (CER) founded in part by John Goodlad in1985 within the College of Education, University of Washington, in Seattle. Publication of an agenda in 1992 by John Goodlad entitled “Agenda for Education in a Democracy,” deviates greatly in its message from that which our Constitution guarantees to us. A disturbing quote that verifies just how far this group had deviated can be seen in “Agenda for Education in a Democracy” and the following quote:

“Enlightened social engineering is required to face situations that demand global action now . . . Parents and the general public must be reached also, otherwise, children and youth enrolled in globally oriented programs may find themselves in conflict with values assumed in the home. And then the educational institution frequently comes under scrutiny and must pull back.”

Common Core is a direct result from U.N. Agenda 21, which is evidenced in Chapter 36 which deals with “Education, Public Awareness, and Training.” It is one part of the comprehensive plan of action adopted and signed on to by more than 168 Governments — G.H. Bush represented the United States in its signing, while Bill Clinton later embraced Agenda 21 — at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil June 3 – 5, 1992. The Commission of Sustainable Development (CSD) was created in December of 1992 to ensure effective follow-up. Education is indispensable for the U.N. to get its agenda established.

Then too, consider the U.N. Constitution which is a Marxist socialist paradigm where world regionalism is spelled out clearly in Chapters 8 through 11. Those chapters use terms such as “regional arrangements, intergovernmental agreements, and metropolitan areas.” The U.N. Charter became effective on June 25, 1945. President Harry S. Truman signed the United Nations Charter on August 8, 1945, and with its signing the United States became the first nation to complete the ratification process to join the new international organization.

The goal then became how to insert a national liberal education program into America; one that was in tune with the New World Order expressed in the 1945 U.N. Charter. First, needed was publicly proclaiming that our system was inferior. The government and our media began releasing reports that our school system needed to be vastly improved. Nobody has a problem with improving our school system. However, Common Core was not the solution, because it changed what did not need changing, while failed to address the known problems that still plague our school system. Parents and educators complain Common core is proving detrimental in a variety of ways. Sadly, bright, straight A students who once loved going to school, now dread their classes. That is creating obvious tension within homes between parents and their children, as well as with teachers, some of whom are so disgusted they are resigning from their loved profession.

Common Core’s plan for our children is a topic of utmost concern, as it is engineering students into a progressive, socialist agenda. Subsequent articles will explore how Common Core was covertly engineered at the federal level by a relatively small group of far left people, most of whom were not educators; and that the program was not adequately tested. Our next article will reveal how those involved and associated Common Core stand to make huge profits. Some believe federal laws have been broken, but at the very least the tradition and intent that the federal government not intrude into the states’ education responsibilities has been compromise. A subsequent article will go into more depth as we explain how and why states accepted Common Core sight unseen, and who will stand to make huge profits. Most importantly we will explain what some citizens are now doing to stop Common Core.
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Re: Common i.e. Communist Core

Post by editor » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:17 am

Many factor have come together to put us in the postion in which we find ourselves.

For any reasonably intelligent children, trained with a fair amount of discipline, schools are obsolete. Home schooling is not easy, but it is not the huge insurmountable task that educators (who obviously have a vested interest) would have you believe. Good materials with Christian based values are available from such companies as Abeka, and include lesson plans and teachers manuals. It's like paint-by-numbers. Many sources are available, including the Ron Paul Curriculum, for which we can thank, in large part, Dr. Gary North.

If you are willing to write your own lesson plans, all the information you could ever want to teach your children is available free, on the Internet. Even the software is free (Linux).

This is about personal responsibility; standing up and being involved in who your children will grow up to become. Do you want them to be just another cog in a communist wheel, or would you prefer they actually have lives? It's all up to you. With a little actual effort on your part, your children can have an excellent education and never set foot inside the Public Fool System.

Of course, doing this yourself means that one parent has to be home, at least during the childrens' younger years. That's hard these days for many families, who need a second income to survive. This too, is by design.

Years ago, Gary North had an idea which always stuck with me. He told his readers how to start their own private school. The strategy was simple. First, start a childrens' daycare. Beginning as early as possible, the daycare would teach the children reading, writing, and math. By the time the children were of age to start school, they would already know how to read, write, and do third or fourth grade math. Before you scoff, let me assure you this is not as hard as it sounds. Children can learn this.

The next step is to start the private school. Grand opening should be about the time the first of your daycare children come of school-age. Parents who have had several years to show off how much brighter their kids are than those of their friends and neighbors will quickly realize they can't send their kids to public school without doing them irreparable harm. Your new private school will have a captive clientele.
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Post by editor » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:18 am

The Classical Christian Curriculum: Marriage to a Corpse

Written by Gary North on July 16, 2014

To understand Christian homeschooling today, you must understand the work of R. J. Rushdoony. You need to understand two things. First, he saw education as a war of the worldviews. Second, he utterly rejected the underlying concept behind the so-called classical Christian curriculum: religious syncretism. The second position was an extension of the first.

What is syncretism? This dictionary definition is accurate: “The amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought.”

From the 1960′s through the 1990′s, the homeschool movement in the United States faced an escalating battle with state governments. The movement was overwhelmingly made up of Protestant fundamentalists who had decided that they could no longer cooperate with the educational philosophy and programs of the tax-funded schools, K-12. State by state, regulation by regulation, these were the front lines of the war of the worldviews. The states did not want students to escape from state control over the state’s curricula and teaching philosophies. Also, because state funding of local districts depends on enrollment, every child pulled out of the schools cuts the income of the school district.

Throughout this period, Rushdoony was the premier spokesman for the religious rights of parents in this war against humanistic state education. This culminated in 1994 with a Texas Supreme Court decision, in which the school districts in Texas were dealt a massive blow against their control over homeschooling parents. The educational bureaucrats never recovered.

THE BATTLEGROUND IN TEXAS, 1985-1994

The states varied in their threats against homeschooling families. In Texas, the showdown came in a court case: Leeper v. Arlington. A Google search reveals hundreds of articles on this case. A total of 80 families in the state were prosecuted by school districts for criminal violations of a 1985 compulsory attendance law. In 1985, attorney Shelby Sharpe filed a class action suit against all 1,100 school districts. The result came after nine years of litigation. The initial decision came in 1987.

The Tarrant County District Court ruled that home schools are indeed private schools. On April 13, 1987, presiding Judge Charles J. Murray issued a decision (binding on all 1,100 school districts) which was a complete vindication of the rights of parents to educate their children at home in the State of Texas.

The state appealed. In 1991, an appeals court upheld the local judge’s decision. The state appealed. In 1994, the Texas Supreme Court voted 9 to 0 in favor of the parents. At that point, the state was definitively beaten. The districts were fined several hundred thousand dollars. That threw the fear of the state into them. That ended the school districts’ authority or willingness to interfere with parental rights in education.

In 2013, the Texas Commissioner of Education reminded the school districts and parents of state policy.

The issues surrounding students schooled at home continue to be of significant interest to parents and school districts. Because of the number of inquiries the Texas Education Agency (TEA) receives regarding this matter, I am providing some general information with respect to the Agency’s position on home schooled students.The decision rendered in Leeper et al. vs. Arlington ISD et al. clearly establishes that students who are home schooled are exempt from the compulsory attendance requirement to the same extent as students enrolled in private schools. Students should be disenrolled by school officials when they receive written notice either by signing withdrawal forms or a letter of withdrawal. It is not necessary for the parents to make a personal appearance with school officials or present curriculum for review.

The school districts’ defeat had been total.

That decision sent a memo to school districts across the United States. They began to back off after 1994.

The key witness in the Leeper case was Rushdoony. He was brought in by attorney Sharpe because he was the most recognized defender in the United States of Christian education. After the victory, Sharpe said this: “His testimony was way beyond anything I’d hoped for. It was one of the few times in my career that I ever saw a witness destroy the attorney who was trying to examine him.” Rushdoony’s complete testimony is here.

RUSHDOONY ON EDUCATION

To understand Rushdoony’s position on the right of parents to educate their children, you must understand his position on education in general. He saw it as a matter of religion. He saw parents as agents of God. He saw state education as humanistic and deeply religious. He presented his case in the name of religious liberty. He saw Christian education as inherently at war with the supposed neutrality of state education. State education is part of a rival religion, he argued: the religion of humanism.

(For the rest of my article, click the link.)
http://www.garynorth.com/public/12675.cfm
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Re: Common i.e. Communist Core

Post by notmartha » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:37 pm

I agree, homeschooling is the best choice for most children. I personally never saw home educating my children as a choice, but as a duty. There was no way for me to fulfill His commandment in Deuteronomy 6:7 if my children spent most of their waking hours in the care of others. However, I believe it is a big mistake for homeschoolers to think they are immune from the atrocities of CC. They aren’t. On many levels.

Most homeschoolers have already contracted out of their rights, registering with the state under a public, private, charter, cyber, or umbrella school. It is likely that they will be mandated to align with CC, and some will gladly do it in return for free baubles (i.e. laptops, curriculum, etc.). HSers need to know that they can choose to uncontract before it’s too late.

Christian curriculum companies such as Abeka, Bob Jones, Christian Liberty Press, etc. sell to private schools as well as homeschoolers. They are therefore affected (infected?!) with a state interest (not to mention the fact that they are incorporated w/ state in and of themselves) and will publish what the schools can buy. We are already seeing a vast number of homeschool curriculum companies aligning w/ CC. Smaller curriculum companies are resorting to publishing only e-books to save money or they’re going out of business altogether.

Homeschoolers who choose to ignore the national CC standards will have a hard time passing the CC-based standardized tests, and will then have difficulty getting into colleges that will require them for admittance. I’m not pro-college, but many homeschoolers are.

One of the biggest bugaboos I have with CC is the book burning that goes along with it. CC requires that by high school most books read will be “informational texts” i.e. propaganda. Classic Lit will be covered in the form of excerpts that suit CC purposes. Homeschoolers can expect the public libraries and mainstream book stores to conform, leaving less and less quality literature and primary sources on their shelves. What better way to revise history, eh?

George Wallace nailed it in his July 4, 1964 speech:
“The Communists are determined…that the political sovereignty of the people shall be destroyed as an incident to control of local schools. It is their objective to capture the minds of our youth in order to indoctrinate them in what to think and not how to think.”
Fifty years ago the people didn’t heed this warning. Maybe they will now. If they haven't totally lost the ability to think it through...

I just hope homeschoolers don’t let their guard down, not being wary of the evil men and seducers (2 Timothy 3), thinking CC can’t impact them, because it absolutely can.
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Re: Common i.e. Communist Core

Post by notmartha » Sat Jul 19, 2014 1:25 pm

For the record, current stances of some Christian publishers:

Abeka

BJU

Here is a list of various stances. It is over a year old, so some may be different.
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Post by editor » Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:37 am

Thanks, notmartha.

It's important to remember that homeschooling materials are tools, and should never be a substitute for parents' own judgment as to what their children should learn.

We have primarily used Abeka, but we substitute and add in other materials when we deem appropriate. I think parents should actually read and talk with their children about the lessons presented. Most parents shirking this responsibility is why we're in this mess.

Abeka is pretty good about most things, but on a few occasions, I have disagreed with their conclusions; mostly in matters of history or government. It is useful to present these lessons so that children know what people around them are commonly taught. Then, in discussion afterward, I present my viewpoint. Often I back up my views with additional reading assignments.

My children read history texts which will never be on Common Core's "aligned" list :-)
Of course you don't have to go far for this to be true. After all, the Bible is not on the list.
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Re: Common i.e. Communist Core

Post by notmartha » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:34 pm

editor wrote: It's important to remember that homeschooling materials are tools, and should never be a substitute for parents' own judgment as to what their children should learn.

We have primarily used Abeka, but we substitute and add in other materials when we deem appropriate. I think parents should actually read and talk with their children about the lessons presented. Most parents shirking this responsibility is why we're in this mess.
Yep. We never did well with boxed curriculum. I write most of my own curriculum, and/or tweak published works to fit our needs. We talk about everything. I agree that the limited liability attitude is a huge problem in society today, and often hear parents (both PS and HS) blame the school or curriculum or the teacher for their child not learning. We are fully liable for the decisions we make regarding our children's education, and can't pass that responsibility or blame off on someone else.
Abeka is pretty good about most things, but on a few occasions, I have disagreed with their conclusions; mostly in matters of history or government. It is useful to present these lessons so that children know what people around them are commonly taught. Then, in discussion afterward, I present my viewpoint. Often I back up my views with additional reading assignments.
I have limited experience w/ Abeka, but have been disappointed with the over-Christianization of people and history in some Christian texts. We use them for talking points, so my children can understand the worldviews of others, and better understand why even among brethren there are false ideas. GWB is a "good Christian man..." :roll:
My children read history texts which will never be on Common Core's "aligned" list :-)
:lol: Um, yea. Couldn't find Letters to Jessica on their aligned list, as hard as I looked. I guess we'll have to read it twice for good measure. :D
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Re: Common i.e. Communist Core

Post by LawOfLiberty » Tue Jul 22, 2014 1:53 am

notmartha,

You make some great points concerning the "Communist Core" curriculum in the public schools and how that can amalgamate itself into the materials of, ahem...home education materials. Ultimately, as was stated by you, it is our (i.e. parents) responsibility to "train up..." and teach our children. Unfortunately, most families "shove" their children into the "public fool system" and believe they are obeying God's commandment.

I agree that there is an "Over-Christianization" of people in some of these materials and that history is, in most cases, highly skewed - if not downright re-written. But, if we are focusing on the truth, we will discuss these things with our children and present them with the truth, fact and evidence.

We have used a variety of materials with our children. With my boys, we mainly used the Robinson Curriculum. This is a 22 CD compilation that focuses on self-teaching of History, English, literature, economics, geography, and all other subjects except are taught during the reading period each day. For math, we used the Saxon Math books. Writing and comprehension were initially done with the Bible and other materials. For anyone interested the link is: http://www.robinsoncurriculum.com/

We started our daughter with the basics using phonics, a primer and fundamental math (she completed with this now). We do use the Bible & Bob Jones for reading, but have to discuss areas which are not correct and we have her do writing (print & cursive), copy-work, and spelling. She just started in Saxon math 5/4 and will be getting into beginning Science using Apologia soon.

I see that you mentioned "Letters to Jessica". That is great reading material and I am currently reading this with my daughter. I found it on the Embassy of Heaven website, along with other great material. You definitely won't find it in the "aligned list". :-)

Thanks for the links to research what HS curricula is aligning with CC. I'll definitely take a look at it.

Peace be upon your house,

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Re: Common i.e. Communist Core

Post by notmartha » Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:19 pm

LawOfLiberty wrote: I see that you mentioned "Letters to Jessica". That is great reading material and I am currently reading this with my daughter. I found it on the Embassy of Heaven website, along with other great material. You definitely won't find it in the "aligned list". :-)
Hi LawOfLiberty,

Glad to see other likeminded home educators here.

In case you aren't aware, there are also lessons to go with Letters to Jessica HERE.

I read L to J a few years back with my children, before I saw these lessons. They are perfect to use to revisit the book in high school years.

Blessings on your journey!
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Re: Common i.e. Communist Core

Post by LawOfLiberty » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:04 pm

notmartha wrote:
LawOfLiberty wrote: I see that you mentioned "Letters to Jessica". That is great reading material and I am currently reading this with my daughter. I found it on the Embassy of Heaven website, along with other great material. You definitely won't find it in the "aligned list". :-)
Hi LawOfLiberty,

Glad to see other likeminded home educators here.

In case you aren't aware, there are also lessons to go with Letters to Jessica HERE.

I read L to J a few years back with my children, before I saw these lessons. They are perfect to use to revisit the book in high school years.

Blessings on your journey!
Hi notmartha,

I was not aware that there were lessons that went along with the letters. A great find! Thank you for sharing it.

Blessing on your family.

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