Yes, yes, yes, we all know — Common Core is just a set of standards and not a curriculum. That’s the cover the leftwing and corporatist advocates of Common Core use every time anyone criticizes Common Core. It is basically to blame the local school district for choosing poorly when, essentially, Common Core by design has forced schools into a scramble to find a new curriculum, all of which are terrible.
And it has also led a bunch of leftwing groups to start pushing out Common Core materials on the cheap to schools trying to save money. The Common Core standards are, in fact, being used for indoctrination. The latest example is a government subsidized public radio station in California preparing materials that advocate gun control and blame the NRA for gun violence in the country.
A study guide dubbed, “The Battle Over Gun Control,” authored by KQED, a northern Californian affiliate of National Public Radio, and the nonprofit, taxpayer-subsidized National Writing Project, states that “moderate gun control” measures introduced following the Sandy Hook school massacre were deep-sixed by the “powerful political influence” of the NRA. Second Amendment advocates say the wording, in supplemental material designed to help teachers plan instruction, frames the debate in a one-sided fashion aimed at influencing young minds.
More and more states, due to voter outrage, are ditching the name Common Core, but keeping the Common Core standards as if they think voters are stupid. But more and more we are seeing Common Core states using the supposedly neutral standards as a means to indoctrinate kids. Because those standards are now nationalized, it has become very, very easy to produce one-stop-shop indoctrination tools with a liberal federal Department of Education pushing school districts in that direction.
And, by the way, the picture at top was my daughter’s Common Core math problem that year that wanted her to add in order to subtract. Seriously.