I found out the other day that my grandson, 10 years old, was punished for finishing his homework ahead of time. Now, granted part of the lesson was a group exercise and he needed to work with the group, no problem there. But the lesson he turned in was his responsibility alone so he finished it early and turned it in.
Amanda went to see the teacher to find out what the heck was going on (ye…s she IS my daughter) and was told that they are trying to discourage individualism and have the kids to work as a group… What the Hell is that?? Discourage individualism? So now we are telling our children to stop thinking for themselves and get into lock step with the group and do no more. Don’t try to excel! Don’t take pride in your work! Don’t improve your abilities and stretch your imagination and creativity! Don’t try to be the best you can be! AND DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES DO A JOB BETTER THAN SOMEONE ELSE!!
What kind of children do they want us to raise today? Are they supposed to be little lazy, uninspired, cookie-cutter robots that can’t think for themselves and can’t do anything for themselves or anyone else?
“Sit down and shut up, get in line, do what you’re told no matter what it is, never question!”
“You’re no good, not smart enough to fight your way out of a wet paper bag without government help.”
“You just sit there and wait for someone to tell you what to do, when to do it, how to do it and don’t you dare try anything new.”
“Innovation is bad!”
“Independence is unacceptable!”
Sure break us down into those groups of gender, race/color, age, disability, national origin, religion, and make sure we are all different there and do not discriminate!
BUT DON’T YOU DARE SET YOURSELF APART DUE TO YOUR AMBITION, DRIVE, INDEPENDENCE AND INTELLIGENCE, MORALITY …”
OH NOOOOOOO there you have to be just like little Johnny down the street who doesn’t want to (or know how to) do anything but sit on the couch and draw his government check.
“Good Little Johnny Down the Street! Conformity is exactly what we expect from you” say the government watch dogs. “Here’s your reward, whatever we decide you should have and no more.”
The more I think about this the more angry I get. DO NOT ALLOW THEM TO TREAT YOUR CHILD THIS WAY! It is our rights…… NO OUR DUTY as parents/grandparents/family to raise this next generation and the generations after that to be independent, moral, successful members of our communities, to strive to be all they can be, to set goals and horizons as high as they can dream to reach and then help them succeed getting there.
If we let them push this Common Core Education onto our children, if we sit back and let that happen… America can just sign the future over to the Devil himself because we are not going to have anything worth saving.
Please PLEASE, PLEASE!! Pay attention to what your children are being taught. Look, NO READ, the books. Check the papers but look deeper, not just the grade, look to see what they are teaching your child. Know what they are being told and why. Then speak up, demand better and don’t stop until you get it. It’s not an easy job, but nothing worth having is and what we are fighting for is our children’s future… and our countries future. Please, fight back against Common Core.