As we have seen liberal text books defame the Founding
Fathers of our
Country, and the authors of our US Constitution with a lack
and as evil slave owners who are out of step with reality.
That liberal thinking
continue to dominate in Common Core Standards and in
The Heritage Foundation has pointed out that these federal
guidelines will continue to promote the homosexual agenda as a normal
lifestyle, and liberal indoctrination of every issue in the classrooms.
The Alabama Eagle Forum has put together excellent documentation at:
Alabama Eagle Forum , Common Core Documentation
We Must Stop The Indoctrination Of Our Children And
Preserve Local Control Of
Published on September 9, 2011
So why are the Feds Writing Curriculum and Assessments?
The United States Department of Education (DOE) is funding
($345 m) the
CCSSI curriculum and assessments (tests), which are being
developed by a
behind closed doors and with no public accountability. [See
"Why One National
Curriculum is Bad for America” here and here]
According to the Memorandum of Agreement which all adopting
states had to sign,
100% of the
Common Core standards along with the curriculum and
assessments will be imposed
States signing the document agree to "the process and
structure” that includes
that are aligned to the common core across the states, for
accountability and other
appropriate purposes”. Therefore, students must be
continuously tested by online
assessments. Serious concerns over student privacy rights
have been expressed by
Fordham Law School’s Center on Law and Information Policy, which
says that the Federal
effort to promote interoperability between state systems
"appears as a backdoor
create a national database of children’s [and family]
information.” As with
Obama Administration activities, this de facto national
student database is without
Congressional authorization. See
information on CCSSI
and the vulnerability of our children! Privacy issues
include health, education,
family, philosophical, financial, student labor and personal.
Why Is One National Curriculum Bad For America?
K12Innovation.com makes seven basic points in what it calls
"A Critical Response to … the
U. S. Department of Education’s Initiative to Develop a
National Curriculum and National
Assessments Based on National Standards”. First, national
standards, curricula and assessments are without Constitutional or statutory basis.
Also included is the fact that
population mobility does not justify a national curriculum
because the inter-state mobility
among school-age children is only 0.3%. Its last point is
critical: "undermines control of
public school curriculum and instruction at the local and
state level.” "Parents and
the public will see their ability to influence education
policies at the local
level disappear, most likely forever.” Civitas Foundation
Lance Izumi, JD
Former Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare Joseph
Califano who advised
Carter in 1977 recognized the danger: "…any set of test
questions that the federal
government prescribed should surely be suspect as a first
step toward a national curriculum
… In its most extreme form, national control of curriculum
is a form of national
Take Action NOW To Stop The Federal Takeover Of Education
Please call, email or write Gov. Bentley and your state
school board member today.
You can find their contact information HERE.
Ask them to vote to rescind the Board’s adoption of the
Common Core State Standards
to preserve parental authority and state control of
education in Alabama.
Two board members
voted NO last November: Stephanie Bell and Betty Peters and
are pushing withdrawing from the CCSSI. All others need
to hear from you!
Alabama State School Board Members
who need to change their support of Common Core Standards
These 4 members Mary Scott Hunter, Gary Warren, Charles
Elliott, and Randy McKinney, have supported the Common Core Standards in
the past, but have failed to change their position. These 4 are
Republicans, and it was said that the information presented to them was
misleading when the AL State School Board approved the Common Core
standards on November 18, 2011.
Gov. Elect Robert Bentley had asked the board to postpone
its vote on the common core state
standards until his policy team had a chance to review them.
State Sen. Scott Beason read the statement from Bentley,
which in part said,
"I feel that it is unfair to pass standards such as this
when there is an incoming
newly elected school board."
Bentley said in the statement that if the board approved
the standards today, "I will go on record as opposing this action."
Please contact the below:
Mary Scott Hunter,
Post Office Box 18572, Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (888) 531-1312, Fax: (888) 531-1312, Email:
Noe that Mary Scott Hunter is one of the strongest advocates of Common Core.
Post Office Box 704, Haleyville, AL 35565
Phone: (205) 486-9696, Fax: (205) 486-3170, Email:
Charles E Elliott, M.D.,
Post Office Box 1584
Decatur, AL 35602, Phone: (256) 580-1705 Email:
If only 2 of the above Al State Board Members, change their
then the Alabama Common Core resolution can be repealed.
your efforts on the above 4 board members.
Alabama Board members Stephanie Bell and Betty Peters are
leading the fight to
repeal the Common Core Standards in Alabama.
3218 Lancaster Lane, Montgomery, AL 36106,
526 Beatrice Road, Kinsey, AL 36303,
Here are the Democrats on the Alabama State School Board:
Post Office Box 785, Fairfield, AL 35064, Phone: (205)
2634 Airwood Drive, Montgomery, AL 36108, Phone: (334)
Who is supporting Common Core Standards:
AEA Alabama Education Association
All Liberal Fools
Who is opposed to Common Core Standards:
Alabama Eagle Forum, and national Eagle Forum
Conservative Christians of Alabama
Republican State Party Steering Committee
Alabama Federation of Republican Women.
Alabama Tea Parties across the state.
Alabama Alabama Conservative and Tea Party Groups opposed to Common Core
The Common Core State Standards
are filled with "Tactics to Train Students to be Democrats.”
Truth In American Education
Everything you would want to know about the complex subject
of Common Core can
be found at http://www.truthinamericaneducation.org.
Governor Rick Perry of Texas and
Governor Nicki Haley of South Carolina are opposed to this
dictatorship, known as Common Core.
In their own words here them say it at:
Houston County (Dothan) GOP First to Pass Resolution on
Common Core Standards
Dothan: On Monday night, August 29th, the Houston County
(HCREC) passed unanimously a Resolution urging the Alabama
of Education to rescind its decision made last November 18,
2010 to adopt
national "common core standards” that the Obama
administration is pushing., AL
Barbara Moore, who presented the Resolution, stated "Our
meeting was packed
tonight and I’m so grateful for the quick response of the
membership. The State
Board of Education must not give control of our children’s
education to the
federal government. Education decisions belong at the
local and state level.”
Madison County Alabama Republican Executive Steering Committee
passed a restitution recommending Alabama not participate in the Federal Common Core.
Noting that the Alabama Republican Party Steering Committee
Resolution by unanimous consent on Saturday, Moore
continued, " Houston County
is the first GOP county executive committee to follow the
lead of ALGOP, but I
hope others will as well. We don’t need more federal
dictates and intrusion
into our lives. We must stand
up for our children.”
We need every local Republican County Committee to pass a
resolution to repeal the Obama Common Core Curriculum in
2. Federal Takover of Our Public Education System
The "No Child Left Behind” Act was a failure. I can attest to that personally as the mother of a special-needs child. But, the federal government is now ramping up it's Common Core Curriculum and shoving down the faces of states, school boards and districts and parents under the guise of "better educating a work force.” It doesn't stop with Kindergarten or Secondary Schooling; no, the federal government NOW oversees all aid given to college students. Is there ANYTHING the federal government SHOULDN'T have a hand in?
You may wonder, for example, how K-12 education, a classic state and local policy matter, has become federalized through "No Child Left Behind” and "Race to the Top” reform programs. The answer is: through the Congressional spending power. The feds, in effect, bribe states to follow their ideas about education reform by putting out precious grant money to cash-starved states and school districts. As some of the justices asked in oral argument, how could states not feel "coerced” to follow federal rules at the risk of losing the largest grant program they now receive from Washington?
Tallying our inventory of federal challenges to state power, so far we have the most important commerce clause litigation since the New Deal, and the largest case questioning possible federal coercion of states in 25 years. Then comes the Arizona immigration case, in which the federal government has deployed its preemption power in an attempt to stop Arizona from increasing enforcement against illegal immigration, an area in which the federal government has taken the lead but, by all accounts, has woefully under performed.
Here the federal government’s power comes from the supremacy clause, establishing that federal law is the supreme law of the land. But states are still free to operate in those areas unless federal law "preempts” the field and states are not acting in conflict with the federal approach. As Arizona’s attorney, Paul Clement, pointed out: "This is another federalism case. This is not all about immigration. It’s really about the relationship between the federal government and state government.”1
Next up, perhaps next term, will be same sex marriage cases, which again raise fundamental questions of federal and state power. Who decides what the law of marriage is, what marriage itself is? Is that a question for states or for the federal government? And surely someone will challenge the federal takeover of K-12 education through reform and testing laws such as "No Child Left Behind” and "Race to the Top” as unlawful exercises of "coercive” federal spending powers.
Beginning with the "New Deal” legislation of the 1930’s, we have witnessed a steady expansion of federal power, much of it at the expense of state sovereignty. We may well have reached a tipping point where the Supreme Court will say "enough”, and in at least one of these cases-healthcare, immigration, same sex marriage-federal power will be pushed back.
Do we really need Washington to tackle every question? Is everything "a federal issue?” Is there no room for variety among the states, especially on social and values questions? Does Kansas need to follow everything California does? And if so, will we reach a point where state governments themselves-which were an essential part of our founding and federalist system-seem like unnecessary layers of middle management?
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