13 Extreme Comments Made About the Common Core from Huffington Post

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Commentary: What do you think? I am an advocate for change but I am also an advocate for common sense and the Common Core does not pass the Common Sense meter for me. I have spoken about this and written about it as well since 2011 when it was adopted by so many states across the country. The assessments don’t make sense either so can someone out there show me the data that states this will change things for the better, so far the data is horrific!!!


Original Article:

Parents and students of America, beware. A new set of education standards is already at or coming soon to schools around the country, and it seems to have critics terrified.

These Common Core Standards have been adopted in 45 states plus the District of Columbia, and are already being taught in districts around the country. In addition to emphasizing analytical thinking and deep learning, they are designed to make sure all students across the country are held to the same criteria. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says the measure is the “single greatest thing to happen to public education in America since Brown versus Board of Education.”

However, the standards seem to have elicited fear and intense rhetoric among critics, who object to the standards for several reasons, including the belief that they take power away from individual states. Some opponents even claim the standards will create an education atmosphere similar to that of Hitler’s Germany or Castro’s Cuba.

Below we have compiled a list of 13 of the most extreme statements made about the Common Core Standards. Have you heard any outrageous claims made about the standards? Let us know in the comments section.


  • 1
    What the heck am I talking about? The end of the world? Some kind of natural disaster? Zombies? No, something even scarier: the Common Core.– David Kierski
  • 2
    Most of us who lived through this Hitler era remember how British Prime Minister Chamberlain gushed how great Hitler’s Youth Corps was, much like those who support Common Core today.– Donald Conkey, Cherokee Tribune
  • 3
    This is the progressive movement coming in for the kill. And believe me, if we don’t stop it, this will be the kill.– Glenn Beck
  • 4
    Allowing the federal government at the throats of our young people is to disallow children the opportunity to know the unique American experience of liberty in a freewill republic.– Jim Mullen
  • 5
    Remember the quote by Hitler, ‘Give me your children and in 10 years I’ll change society?’ The Obama administration intends to do just that.– Elois Zeanah
  • 6
    Obama Core is a comprehensive plan to dumb down schoolchildren so they will be obedient servants of the government and probably to indoctrinate them to accept the leftwing view of America and its history.– Phyllis Schafly
  • 7
    Your child or grandchild will not be able to escape Common Core materials that are anti-Christian, anti-capitalism, and anti-America. Or that are pro-homosexuality, illegal immigration, unions, environmentalism, gun control, feminism and social justice.– Elois Zeanah
  • 8
    If this isn’t Nazism, Communism, Marxism and all the ‘ism’s’ I don’t know what is.– Christina Michas
  • 9
    The missiles are coming not just from the left but also the right. As we fight this insidious menace to our children and to our families ‑‑ and that’s exactly what it is ‑‑ we are going to have a difficult time discerning who our allies are.”– Glenn Beck
  • 10
    Today’s teachers and psychologists are NOT being trained to educate students academically or to counsel and help people cope with their problems, but to influence their political views. Does it sound like we’re becoming Castro’s Cuba? I can tell you from personal experience that we’re already there.– New Hampshire Tea Party
  • 11
    Our kids are going to be indoctrinated with extreme leftist ideology. That should terrify most people.– Glenn Beck
  • 12
    It sends shivers down the spines of freedom loving individuals.– Common Constitutionalist, Political Outcast
  • 13
    Now they’re teaching something called Common Core. Folks, this president is emulating dictators. Do you not understand that he is not playing games? If you look at Mao Tse-tung, this boy is emulating Mao Tse-tung to a T.– Bradlee Dean 


Sep 2013



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