Folks in Oklahoma began their celebration cautiously when the state legislature passed a comprehensive bill to opt out of Common Core because they still had to wait for Governor Mary Fallin to sign it. As current Chair of the National Governors’ Assn. that might take some courage. Encouraging emails were sent to her from all over the country. When she did sign the new Oklahoma law, parents in many state were cheering! Then South Carolina followed! Hurray again! Then yesterday Louisiana. Hurray! Hurray! What will the federal government do now? Of course Oklahoma must be punished. Remember, Arne Duncan, the federal Secretary of Education, wants schools open “12 hours a day 12 months a year, 6 or 7 days a week,” complete with three meals a day and medical clinics; and he holds the federal purse strings. Please check your Constitution to see what the proper role of the federal government is for education.
In Louisiana apparently everyone is happy except the State Superintendent of Schools who is outraged. “We are not willing to subject our children to last minute changes to throw our system into educational chaos,” he said. Haven’t we all been in chaos all year, especially the children? Courage everyone. Hold steady and pray. This will be a long, ugly battle. A small part of a few deadly tumors have been removed, but the body is still riddled with cancer. As long as the federal government is involved and as long age the schools practice compulsion and Godlessness, government education will not improve enough to satisfy the commandment to “trust no one to be your teacher…except he be a man of God, walking in his ways…” (Mosiah 23:14). The bad guys may pull back a little — but then parents will relax and go back to sleep and the evil will increase again. So has it been from the beginning
The Gates Foundation, pulling back a little in response to Oklahoma? Sexualization I said I’d send you the link to the Sexualization Standards that are reported to be implemented in many schools next year, not as stand alone classes but as part of the curriculum. I’d rather not burden you with this, but here they are: The Standards are blatantly national and are copyrighted by the Future of Sex Education, whoever they are. Obviously this is a document open to change. The philosophies of the people who created the document and will be supplying the “skills” and curriculum are not up to LDS standards. The Utah State School Board says they will not adopt the program, but we have no reason to trust them. Keep a watchful eye on your state, and encourage your friends and neighbors to Escape Common Core through home and private school.