Today’s “Weekend Reading Guaranteed to Make You Smarter” deserves its own headline
Conservative syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin’s recent post titled “Jeb Bush’s latest Common Core snit fit,” is a must read. Additionally, it dovetails well with our Thursday post “Huppenthal’s con job: Pushes renaming Common Core,” revealing the underhanded tactics being used by John Huppenthal, Arizona’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The Republican turned Obamacrat, is facing opposition from openly defiant parents over what he misconstrues as simply a “politically charged name.” Thinking Arizona voters can be easily duped, Huppenthal’s dishonest solution as he faces knowledgeable conservative challenger Diane Douglas, is to simply rebrand the liberal scheme. Presto! “Common Core” will become “Arizona College and Career Ready Standards,” if he is able to slip this grotesque deception through. He admits that nothing other than the name will change in his Obama-influenced vision for Arizona classrooms.
As we previously noted, Huppenthal claimed conservative credentials as a candidate, but is now cozying up to Obama’s education point man Arne Duncan as the duo recently made the rounds of the state. Now, rather than protecting Arizona’s Constitutional requirement for local control of our district schools, Huppenthal is shamefully pushing policies intended to cede control of every facet of our education system to federal bureaucrats.
Scroll down through Malkin’s Jeb Bush article to click on the myriad exposés of Common Core. This critical topic is one that conservative Malkin pledged to devote considerable energies to illuminating, and she has remained true to her word with her “Rotten to the Core“ series.
Then watch this shocking video of a father merely questioning the implementation of Common Core getting hauled out of the meeting by security — and arrested! Malkin’s accompanying post is chilling: “Parents, you need to question these people!:” Shock video of dad arrested at school meeting after challenging Common Core. The left is in this for the long haul and will go to any lengths to silence dissent.
Common Core is serious business and America‘s children are the pawns in the alarming game of federal overreach. As happens too frequently, those we trusted are attempting to hoodwink us with catchy jargon and glib name changes. Now as a worried candidate facing angry parents, Huppenthal is hard at work — reconstructing the name but keeping the rotten core of Common Core.
Our education house is made of cards. It’s time to rebuild with a solid foundation