Upset about Common Core? You should be.
But, it may be too late.
While the masses have been busy working, raising families, and living their own lives our federal government has been busy spending our tax money to build and expand an infrastructure that is now, probably, too big to fail.
This infrastructure was designed by Progressives, and has been patiently implemented over the past 50 years by Democrats and Republican, to centralize government control.
Local control is now essentially gone. How could this happen? In America? Why didn’t someone tell us?
Many have tried to tell you.
The infrastructure for Common Core State Standards is the same used for every government program established over the past 50+ years. Progressives, use fear (poverty, teen pregnancy, hunger, homelessness, etc.) and funding (your money), to start and grow federal programs that are suppose to alleviate our fears and “fix” the problems.
Since the 60’s and 70’s, the fear of poverty was supposed to be “fixed” by War on Poverty programs; the crisis of teen pregnancies and unwanted children was to be “fixed” by Family Planning and abortion on demand; hunger was to be “fixed” by food stamps; and homelessness was to be “fixed” by Section 8 housing and sub-prime mortgages. There are now more than 70 means tested federal programs, none of which have “fixed” the problems they were designed for.
By using fear and funding, the infrastructure to “fix” all of the issues plaguing our culture continues to increase, and taxpayers are duped into giving up more and more of their money and control to take care of problems that money and government control can never fix.
When leaders were told decades ago that Planned Parenthood and their spin-off, Sexuality Education Information Council of the US (SIECUS), had a plan for a National Petting Project to teach sexual foreplay in our public schools, they laughed. (1988)
During the 90’s, they were told that SIECUS, Planned Parenthood, and others were using the free flow of Federal HIV money to influence state and local policy control over sex education in our schools. They laughed louder when we told them that the federal government had established contracts with Institutions of Higher Education to provide training, technical assistance, establish policies, guidelines, dissemination, evaluation and increase collaboration for the institutionalization of Comprehensive School Health.
Even after they were told that seven (7) contracts were made with national organizations to assist Institutions of Higher Education for producing, publishing, packaging, distribution, research and evaluation, program development, dissemination, training, technical assistance, infrastructure development, website management for teachers, and professional development, they scoffed and said it was a conspiracy theory.
Then these leaders were given internet links showing that CDC’s Department of Adolescent School Health (CDC DASH) had established state and local Cooperative Agreements or Contracts in 55 States and Territories including 20 local education agencies to promote “safe sex” education. They continued to scoff.
Even after trying harder to tell them that SIECUS and the Planned Parenthood Network was using federal HIV funding contracts to establish the National AIDS Education and Information Program to conduct train-the-trainer workshops, regional conferences to establish state programs that would institutionalize sexuality curricula guidelines, design state infrastructures to support these programs, use recognition awards with CDC DASH funding, and establish the National Coalition to Support Sexuality Education (NCSSE) which was responsible for teacher assessment, preparation, training and credentialing throughout the infrastructure, they grew tired and ignored us.
Ten years ago, notebooks and reports were compiled with information readily available on the internet and provided to local, state and national leaders that detailed contracts, cooperative agreements and national connections between CDC DASH, NCSSE, SIECUS and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Council of Chief State School Officers, State Teacher Training Centers, National School Health Leadership Conferences, Society of State Directors of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Association of Schools of Public Health, Advocates for Youth, Academy of Education Development, Education and Training Resources (ETR), National, State and Local Pregnancy Prevention Programs, Association of State and Territorial Directors of Health Promotion and Public Health Education, Resource Center for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention, Education Development Center, School Health Program News, National Education Association (NEA), Health Information Network (WIN), National Training Partnership, and the Training and Development Consortium.
References showing that state and local contracts and cooperative agreements were established with School Districts to manipulate School Health Advisory Committees, funding for District School Health Coordinators, training of teachers and nurses, improve school environment, policy development, overcoming controversy and barriers, activist with school boards, media and advocacy. With all this evidence in hand, nothing happened.
And, at the individual school level, CDC DASH funding for “safe sex” programs was provided for School Health Councils, School Nurses, Health Education Teachers and After School Programs. Hundreds of other CDC DASH contracts and funding streams were also created. No one blinked.
Many have been shouting to anyone that would listen about the teaching of sexual foreplay to minors in the schools and they have been laughed at, scoffed at, and called crazy, right wing zealots.
Now, because of the fear of academic failures across the nation, Common Core is the prevailing “fix”. It just needs more funding. However, Common Core has been in bed with the National Sexuality Standards for over a decade. The similarities between Common Core and the institutionalization of “safe sex” education in our schools are obvious to those of us who have been fighting the sexual exploitation of generations of our children. It’s all the same game plan.
Maybe you really didn’t know about all of this. You do now.
Does it matter?
Read more about the connection between Common Core and the National Sexuality Education Standards.