Andrew Cuomo – Buying His Way to the Presidency with Common Core

Sara Noble
The Independent Sentinel

Andrew Cuomo wants to be President of the United States. That’s a frightening thought to those of us who know him well. He has little chance of succeeding though he doesn’t seem to know it. He knows how to get moneyed interests behind him however.

Cuomo is promoting a British company, Pearson Publishing, for a possible big return on his investment.

Pearson is one of the companies that will profit from the Common Core and national assessments. They will determine the subject matter students are taught with little or no parental or educational oversight. They will also decide teacher certification.

Cuomo, who is lining up corporate support behind them, will assumedly have the gift returned when he runs for president. Pearson, for their part, will get to determine what is taught in the schools.

Crony corporatism at its worst!…

…According to the New York Times, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is “investigating whether the Pearson Foundation, the nonprofit arm of one of the nation’s largest educational publishers, acted improperly to influence state education officials.”…

The complete article is at The Independent Sentinel.


Related Common Core: Nationalized State-Run Education

Common Core, the new federal education standards, may look delicious; but before you take a bite out of the apple, it might be a good idea to know a razor is inside.

Like all Orwellian euphemisms, “Common Core” is not about innocent ideas like the word “common” or the term “core.” The phrase “Common Core” is used to hide the real aspects of an education policy which if articulated openly would never be taken seriously, let alone be implemented.

Common Core is being driven by an amalgam of overt/covert actions, apathy, and Progressive passions, where their ends justify any means…

…The foundational philosophy of Common Core is to create students ready for social action so they can force a social-justice agenda. Common Core is not about students who actually have a grasp of the intricate facts of a true set of what E.D. Hirsch would call “core knowledge.” Common Core is about, as David Feith would say “an obsession with race, class, gender, and sexuality as the forces of history and political identity.” Nationalizing education via Common Core is about promoting an agenda of Anti-capitalism, sustainability, white guilt, global citizenship, self-esteem, affective math, and culture sensitive spelling and language. This is done in the name of consciousness raising, moral relativity, fairness, diversity, and multiculturalism…

Read the whole thing.

H/T Maggie’s Farm


Also, Dad furious after finding this crayon-written paper in Florida 4th grader’s backpack: “I am willing to give up some of my Constitutional rights…to be safer”

…Back in January, a local attorney came in to teach the students about the Bill of Rights. But after the attorney left, fourth-grade teacher Cheryl Sabb dictated the sentence to part of the class and had them copy it down, he said…


Wonderful: New National Science Standards to Include So-Called Climate Change

Once the indoctrination is standardized it will never go away. So if you’ve got kids in public school or soon entering them, you’ll need to undo a lot of brainwashing once they begin formally “teaching” this junk science…


Update: Message from public school crossword puzzle: Conservatism ‘restricts personal freedoms’

UNION GROVE, Wis. – Eighth-graders in Wisconsin’s Union Grove school district were assigned to fill out a “Liberalism vs. Conservatism” crossword puzzle, and they learned some new and very questionable “facts.”

Students learned conservatism is “the political belief of preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms … ”

Conversely, they learned liberalism is “the political belief of equality and personal freedom for everyone, often changing the current system to increase government protection of civil liberties.”…

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