Your Children, Obama and the UN

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Antoine is at the Table

Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Our dear friend, Ant Antoine, is at the breakfast table this morning. He comes bearing delicious, warm and flaky croissants and gallons of cafe au laits. He has asked for the pleasure of your company this morning. Antoine has never been a fan of the Common Core initiative which seeks to establish national standards for education. The standards established by Common Core are often much lower than those already implemented in many schools. The end result will be the dumbing down of America's children. President Obama and Bill Gates are behind the movement every step of the way. The Obama administration is trying to nationalize education. This is just another step in the quest for government control of our children, our lives, our choices and our future. Please join us for breakfast so that we may discuss this further. I am anxiously awaiting your arrival.

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Fighting Back

Thank you all for joining me this morning. When it comes to Common Core, some people are rolling up their sleeves and fighting back. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is one of those fighters. The Governor wants to stop the nationalization of education and his efforts are strongly supported by parents, teachers, student and taxpayers. The more information parents and teachers gather about Common Core, the more is the push to disband it. Those who have examined its goals find Common Core to be severely lacking in quality. The end result will, no doubt, be the dumbing down of America's students across the board. In March, Indiana became the first state to get rid of the curriculum. Oklahoma and South Carolina followed suit. As awareness of Common Core increases, so does the desire to opt out of the program.

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Tests, Tests, Tests

Common Core has testing at the heart of the program. There is a whole lot of testing going on, but not much teaching. The federally funded national testing program known as "Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers" is the focus of entirely too many school days. First the students have to learn how to use the computers in order to take the tests. Then they spend several days taking the PARCC's only to re-take the exact same tests a few weeks later. Reading, writing and arithmetic fall by the wayside during this time and students and educators are not liking any of it.

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It's the Money, Honey

It always comes down to funding. States and districts that choose not to follow the national standards are penalized monetarily. In many cases, the standards were adopted because of promised money coming from the federal government. This is big, bad government at its worst. The last thing this nation needs is the federal government running the education complex. That job is properly left to the states, local school districts, educators and parents. The program is now being referred to as "ObamaCore." The end result won't be any more promising than is Obamacare. Parents and teachers are sick of the federal government's meddling in their lives and they are going to have to unite and stand up to the government's intrusive arm. They are also going to have to reject the government's bribes in the form of funding. Let's hope they are committed to the task.

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The United Nations Weighs In

If things weren't bad enough, the UN is behind a Common Core style global education scheme. This august body of dictators are determined to change the values of humanity as part of its "Education for All" initiative. The Obama administration is totally on board with this effort. I am quite sure that none of you are surprised. Not surprisingly, the UN is seeking $22 billion per year in taxpayer funding to meet their lofty goal. The fact that the UN has a very different view of what educational goals should be does not bother President Obama. The UN's agenda seeks to change (there is that word again") attitudes, values and behaviors." They are seeking to build a sustainable new world and your money and cooperation are needed to achieve this global vision. President Obama and his Education Secretary Arne Duncan are squarely behind the effort. Duncan happily referred to UNESCO as a global partner in the quest to shape young minds. There has been talk lately about the Obama administration's gathering of information about school children. This is all part of the global effort to equalize the world. The Nazi's understood that if you want to control the world, you start with the children. Please stay on top of this and fight like crazy to stop this ugly mission. These are your children. They belong to you. They do not belong to Obama or the UN.

Antoine's Song

Let's go children of America

The day of reckoning has arrived

Against you tyranny's ugly flag is raised.

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billybuc 17 months ago from Olympia, WA

No Child Left Behind...we've been going down this dead end road for quite some time. Common Core is just the next chapter in a failed education system.


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Tom Whitworth 17 months ago from Moundsville, WV

Pop and Antoine,

How did we win the space race and the Cold War without Big Government education? Oh that's right, we beat big Soviet Government education.

On a side note, Obama was busy with his new bromance with Castro last weekend. Must have been a sentimental journey for him. He hadn't kissed that much OCB (Old Commie Butt) since his college days.


DJ Anderson 17 months ago

When my son was growing up we lived in an area of this nation where

winters can be icy and snowy. Many mornings, the county would wait

to cancel school until there were a few busses that ran off the road.

If school was canceled, they lost federal funding for that day. It was a wait and see how many busses wreck before we cancel school. It put the

kids in peril because of the need of federal funding. No, it does not sound like sound reasoning. But, anytime the government gets into

private affair things get crazy.

Very good article, Pop. Thank you for researching and writing these

important eye opening articles.

DJ.


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breakfastpop 17 months ago Author

Good Morning billybuc,

My very articulate 11 year old grandson has a great deal to say about Common Core and none of it is good! They waste days of learning preparing for these tests.


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breakfastpop 17 months ago Author

Good Morning Tom,

Obama is going full speed ahead dismantling everything we have labored so hard to build, from our education system to our relationship with the bad guys. By the time he leaves office (if he leaves) we won't recognize America. See you soon at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 17 months ago Author

Good Morrning DJ,

It's all about money and not about the children. I grew up in New York and I only remember the schools closing once in all my years in school. As for Common Core, money is the lure and the punishment. The real losers are the children. See you at the Inn.


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tsadjatko 17 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Thank you BP for shining the light on one more thing the Federal Government needs to control and why. Always follow the money.

We don't need a "common core" dictated by the federal government much less by some international group of mostly tyrannical countries - what this country needs is curriculums mandating courses that teach adolescents character, integrity and morality way before they are old enough to make wrong choices for themselves. The "core" of education should be to teach the substance of how to become a responsible, honest, empathetic citizen who cherishes the tenants of our founding documents and knows their significance to life in and outside of America. Too many graduates of college today can't even balance a check book, think integrity means "in to me", could care less about the direction their country is going in and have no rudder taught in their schooling to guide them through life in this country, to help make them the best citizens they can be by teaching them how to make good decisions. Citizen? Most students don't even know what that word means other than, well, "here I can get something free."

But you see the federal government doesn't want good honest citizens educated in the constitution and what it means, physically healthy because they have had Phys Ed daily, to care as much about their neighbor as they do themselves. No they want, and have been successful over the last 50 years in achieving, a dumbed down citizenship, taught to detach from what is really going on in the world and focused on just "me", what "I" can get for free from the government and the rich who owe us because they have stacked the deck against us.


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WillStarr 17 months ago from Phoenix, Arizona

The goal is ignorance, because ignorant people are easier to control. The 'man-on-the-street' interviews reveal that most young adults today know almost nothing about the freedoms and liberties that the Constitution was supposed to protect. They have been taught that they must obey government because government is their benefactor.

When government took over our schools (no such authority was granted by the Constitution!) they became indoctrination centers, and that's why what was the best education in the world fifty years ago, is not even in the top ten today.

That's why so many parents want to send their kids to non-public schools, and that's also why government is so opposed to that idea.


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breakfastpop 17 months ago Author

Good Morning tsadjatko,

Your commentary is brilliant and spot on. We are already seeing the results of the dumbing down of America. I see it every single day when I try to cash a check, return something or make any number of simple transactions. I also see it and hear it on our college campuses. Students are spectacularly ignorant about current events. When asked to sign a petition supporting ISIS, they did! I am worried about the Common Core movement. Far too many parents are simply not aware of what is going on in the schools. See you at the Inn and we'll talk some more. If I could vote your comments UP, I would!


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breakfastpop 17 months ago Author

Good Morning Will,

There has been a significant increase in home schooling and I can see why. What troubles me is that I see a groundswell of objection to Common Core followed by a kind of fatigue. It's the fatigue that will help big government take our children and "change" their minds to appease a global new world order. It sounds like a script from a bad movie. See you at the Inn.


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Lamme 17 months ago

Common Core does not raise the bar for educating our students, it drastically lowers it in many cases. The US has been lackadaisical about education for far too long and Common Core is just one more step in that direction. I have kids in school (private) as well as kis who are being homeschooled. I've been homeschooling for 15+ years and even my kids who are in a great private school still must bear the remedial lessons I have to dish out after a day of Common Core math. My middle schoolers are doing math we covered several years ago when they were being homeschooled. The US needs to realize kids can learn if we just give them an opportunity.


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Old Poolman 17 months ago from Rural Arizona

Good Morning Patti - A very interesting hub to say the least.

I am old enough that I can easily compare the education levels between myself, my children, my grandchildren, and my great grandchildren. I have seen a steady decline over this span of time and it is not a good thing. I have grandchildren who graduated high school and could barely read and write. They need a calculator to do simple math problems that I can still do in my head. Their knowledge of geography is almost zero. One of my grandsons thought that New Mexico was a foreign country.

I'm not saying they are stupid, I'm saying that they are not being taught the same as we were. I can remember having to take a blank map and filling in all the state names and their Capital Cities. The places we hear about on the news might just as well be on the moon for all they know.

I firmly believe this decline in education standards has been intentional and is working well. As my friend WillStarr points out it is far more difficult to control educated people.

Sadly it would take several generations to reverse this dumbing down plan if the current plan could even be stopped.

Thanks for bringing up this frightening trend that is happening even today in our public schools.


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breakfastpop 17 months ago Author

Dear Lamme,

Your experience with Common Core Is invaluable. Parents have to educate themselves and DO Something! See you at the Inn. It may be a figment of our imagination, but it is where we belong.


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breakfastpop 17 months ago Author

Dear Mike,

I agree with you and Will. I believe this dumbing down is deliberate and necessary if control and dominance is the goal. I am sick about it. I am not even sure if my very bright children are aware of the implications. See you at the Inn.


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FitnezzJim 17 months ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

Will said: "They have been taught that they must obey government because government is their benefactor."

Not a lot has changed in two hundred years. Back then, in some places, this same notion of dominance could be summarized as "They have been taught that they must obey the plantation because the plantation is their benefactor."


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tsadjatko 17 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Old Poolman, well, let me tell you I'm old enough that I can easily compare the education levels between myself, my children, my grandchildren... my great grandchildren... and my great, great grandchildren! Wait, that would make me...115? Ok, Ok... I just got carried away, you beat me on that one by one generation. :-)

But man what a perspective, most people are probably dead before having great grandchildren but if they could see what you've seen they'd be turning over in their graves. It's the truth, and there's not much we can do about it now but pass the time topping one another's lifetime accomplishments.

Ok, Mike, here is one I bet I can top you on (this is what we senior citizens do, try to top each other, it does the body gooood!) No great grand chillin's but I've had two wives (no wise cracks now).


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Old Poolman 17 months ago from Rural Arizona

Tsad - Well, we are even on the two wives score, but I have been married to wife #2 for over 50 years. I think after 25 or so years we just get used to them and let them stay around longer. At least that is my theory.


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tsadjatko 17 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

Mike, you beat me there too. 50 years this time would make me 115! WOW, I just might have some great, great grandchildren after all! Now I do have something to shoot for, thanks bud! I'll be sure to let you know when I get there, we'll compare notes then :-)


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fpherj48 17 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Hello? Ahhh excuse me, tsad....but I'm very much alive, young, spunky & goin strong.....and I have a 4 year old Great granddaughter.

You might possibly live to 115......where do you think the term, "Miserable ole Geezer" came from? Well silly you....from men like you who get to be 115 years old!

Hate to say this, but your first comment is absolutely correct...or as pop says, "Spot on." In fact, as much as I adore my sons, if I were starting my young adult years at this time....considering the status quo/current world situations, I am sure I would decide to NOT have children. It is much too frightening, disappointing and literally dangerous to be growing up in these times.

Pop...you always do such great work. I admire that you are on top of everything and I hope you know how much I appreciate the education!

UP+++


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tsadjatko 17 months ago from maybe (the guy or girl) next door

I beg your pardon, Paula.

If I were EVER to include YOU in the term "most people" it would only be in reference to your abilities and talents and wisdom, as in the statement "most people" can never compare to, well let me sum it up as, your superb presence!

Having said that, before you accuse me of excessive and insincere praise the proof for my making such a flattering statement came from your own mouth.

"Hate to say this, but your first comment is absolutely correct...or as pop says, 'Spot on.'" So well said, exuding wisdom and plain superb!

(If it's any consolation, I have a doghouse and will spend all night in it if you let me get away with this self a aggrandizement ;-)


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drbj 17 months ago from south Florida

Hi, bp. Common is exactly the correct adjective to describe the Common Core program. According to the dictionary, one of the meanings of common is "not above the average." How true!


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fpherj48 17 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Doc....I listened to an entire radio program while driving last week...all about "Common Core." By the time I got to where I was going, I had more questions than answers!. What's my problem?

tsad...it's OK...no need for the doghouse. Try the Owl pen. LOL!


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breakfastpop 17 months ago Author

\Dear FitnezzJim,

Occasionally, students stand up to the uber liberal teachings of their professors. That is a rare occasion which tells me that we have a generation of apathetic and dumb-downed yes men. ( Oh, was that politically incorrect of me?) See you at the Inn. Things make more sense there.


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breakfastpop 17 months ago Author

Good Morning fp,

And you always make me feel appreciated. A "good friend" of mine recently told me that what I do means nothing in that nothing changes. I wouldn't give this up for anything. How else would I have gotten to know such great people like you? See you at the Inn. Everything is my treat!


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breakfastpop 17 months ago Author

Good Morning derby,

Common is the correct word. My grandson who is in fifth grade finds most of what he is learning to be way too easy and very boring. This is our government hard at work screwing everything up as much as possible. See you at the Inn.


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breakfastpop 17 months ago Author

Dear drbj

Sorry for the name change!!!!!


taxlarry 17 months ago

Let the government get its hands on education it will do what it usually does----muck it up! Why we are on board with the UN is a great mystery. What has the UN done except spend our money. We need to take back our country!


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breakfastpop 17 months ago Author

Good Morning taxlarry,

This president loves the dictators that populate the UN. The more the merrier, it seems. As for our kids, parents and educators had better rise to the occasion and protect our children's minds before it is too late. See you at the Inn.


Pino Krisio 17 months ago

POP: More and more, people are waking up. Lee County in Florida voted to opt out of state mandated testing for the same reasons you noted above. No teaching, just test preparation. We are dumbing down America. As for the UN, they are the most useless organization ever! As far as I am concerned, the UN just provides a permanent vacation in New York City for the participating countries. I am off to the bar......


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breakfastpop 17 months ago Author

Dear Pino,

The UN also provides a safe haven for diplomats who feel free to run people over in New York without consequence. Oh, wait a minute that is exactly how it is for politicians in this country, except if you disagree with Obama. Talk to you later at the inn.


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nicomp 17 months ago from Ohio, USA

Anyone locating common core in the US Constitution please let us know.

Anyone finding an explanation of common core arithmetic that is not condescending to parents, ditto.


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breakfastpop 17 months ago Author

Der nicomp,

The silence will be deafening! See you at the Inn.

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