There's more than meets the eye in regards to the 'Common Core' project that the federal government intends to implement across the nation. It is another testament towards turning control of education over to state governments. Teachers have been reprimanded for speaking out against Common Core, which definitely points toward a totalitarian central government sponsored by the Progressive Caucus and socialist minded of Washington DC.
Common Core is an experimental method of that has been adopted by 45 states, filled with mysterious logic that appears to be the foundation of a much more sinister program. State governments usually go along with federal programs so they receive subsidiary funding - and the feds use that as a means of blackmailing state governments.
"TS Gold" stands for Teaching Strategies Gold. … It has already permeated private day-care centers and preschools; pilot testing in publicly funded preschools and kindergartens is currently taking place. More than 42,000 kids in Colorado alone have been subjected to the assessments. Most parents have no idea the scheme is on track for full implementation by the 2015-2016 school year. The company already plans to expand assessments to cover children from birth through third grade. … Aligned to the federal Common Core standards, which were designed and copyrighted by a small cadre of Beltway educrats, TS Gold received $30 million in federal Race to the Top subsidies in 2012. The assessors have 38 "objectives" arranged under nine topics of academic learning, psychomotor data and social-emotional development. Students are rated and recorded on their ability to do things like "respond to emotional cues," "interact cooperatively" and "cooperate and share ideas and materials in socially acceptable ways."TS Gold directs teachers to document student behaviors with videos, audio files, journals and photos -- which are then uploaded to a central database cloud. Already overwhelmed by myriad testing burdens, teachers must undergo intensive training that takes scarce time away from actual instruction. Educators must gather disturbingly intimate and personal data every school day, collate and upload it, and then file lengthy "checkpoint ratings" on each child every 10 to 12 weeks. … This is just the tip of the data-mining iceberg. Last spring, parent Lauren Coker discovered that TS Gold assessors in her son's Aurora, Colo., public preschool had recorded information about his trips to the bathroom, his hand-washing habits and his ability to pull up his pants.
Sam Sorbo, wife of Kevin Sorbo, home-schools her children because of the progressive agenda that is mandated in federal 'public' schools.
More people are finding ways to home school their children or send them to private schools if they can afford it.
Common Core is education without representation.