COMMON CORE MOVEMENT IS A TROJAN HORSE AND TIED TO THE UNITED NATIONS (UN)
If you cannot see that Common Core is tied to the United Nations you have not done your homework! The major funder of the Common Core Movement is the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation which has pledged $2.5 billion dollars and climbing to this effort. Bill and Melinda Gates are tied to the United Nations through-and-through and have spent money in America and overseas for UN programs in Africa and all over the world for decades. Common Core is part of the UN's plan for complete federal control over our education systems and the "Dumbing-down" of America!
Here is your proof Arizonans and America! From the Conservative Teachers of American organization, they wrote an article entitled: "Common Core Standards and the Federalization of Education." In this article we read: "Many are concerned that the Common Core Standards, once successfully implemented, will provide unfettered access of our educational system by the United Nations. Some textbooks and curricula for our public schools have already been written by the [United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization] UNESCO and the International Baccalaureate program, that is currently in many school districts, across the United States. Grabbing additional access is a natural next step. Once they write the curricula, they must have authority to develop all testing tools. They will decide who becomes a teacher and what preparation will be provided for that teacher. The International Baccalaureate curriculum upsets parents and teachers because the focus includes sustainable development, abortion rights, gay marriage, universal disarmament and social justice curricula."
"The UN involvement in the American educational system has already been facilitated by treaties signed by American presidents from both parties. Those documents include but are not limited to: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Treaty on the Rights of the Child, Civic Education: Classroom Connections, and Agenda 21."
BILL GATES AND CRAIG BARRETT HAVE UN TIES!
Bill Gates- UN Member and Common Core Funder
Dr. Craig Barrett- Achieve Chairman, former CEO of Intel, and Thunderbird School of Global Management Faculty Member
Craig Barrett, our so-called Arizona Education Expert, has ties to the United Nations as well. Craig Barrett is the the Chairman of Achieve, the Chairman of the "Arizona Ready Education Council", and he is also a faculty member of the Thunderbird School of Global Management which is tied directly to the UN Global Compact. This information came to light due to the research of our superb Common Core Members! So what are the goals of the UN Global Compact? According to their website "overview," "The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere." They go on to say they are "Endorsed by chief executives, the Global Compact is a practical framework for the development, implementation, and disclosure of sustainability policies and practices, offering participants a wide spectrum of workstreams, management tools and resources- all designed to help advance sustainable business models and markets." Sustainable policies, where have we heard that before? Oh yeah, that is the UN's Agenda 21! UN indoctrination through-and-through!
Craig Barrett is also a former member of the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development (UN GAID). What is this group's mission? The UN GAID will "launch a set of online tools aimed at providing users around the world with the resources and means to accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals at the national level by the target year 2015." What are these Millennium Development Goals (MDG's)? These MDG's are all part of the UN's Agenda 21:
- Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger [Redistribute Wealth- Agenda 21 Principle #3];
- Achieve universal primary education [COMMON CORE- Agenda 21 Principles #25 and #36];
- Reduce child mortality [Agenda 21 Principle #6];
- Promote gender equality [homosexuality] and empower women [Women's rights at all costs- Agenda 21 Principle #24];
- Improve maternal health [Free abortions and birth control- Obamacare- Agenda 21 Principle #6];
- Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases [Forced Vaccinations- Agenda 21 Principle #6];
- Ensure environmental sustainability [Agenda 21 through-and-through!]; and
- Develop a global partnership for development.[Agenda 21 Principle #27]
Does this sound like indoctrination? YES! Do you want your children learning these UN principles? NO!!!
UNESCO PLEDGES SUPPORT OF COMMON CORE
From UNESCO's document "The Vision of Education Reform in the United States" it states: "My department has been pleased to partner with the US Agency for International Development to help ensure that our best domestic practices are shared world-wide. The United States provides over a billion dollars annually to partner countries working on educatonal reform. Our goal for the coming year will be to work closely with global partners, including UNESCO, to promote qualitative improvements and system strengthening....Ultimately, education is the great equalizer. It is the one force that can consistently overcome differences in background, culture, and privilege."
"The North Star guiding the alignment of our cradle-to-career education agenda is President Obama's goal that America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. That goal can only be achieved by creating a strong cradle-to-career continum that starts with early childhood learning and extends all the way to college and careers." [Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS)- data mining our children- cradle to career!]
"On K-12 education, our theory of action starts with the four assurances incorporated in last year's economic stimulus bill, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The four assurances got their name from the requirement that each governor in the 50 states had to provide an 'assurance' they would pursue reforms in these four areas--in exchange for their share of funds from a Recovery Act [ARRA- 2009-2012] program designed to largely stem job loss among teachers and principals." Funding for Common Core spelled out here by UNESCO, from Obama stimulus money, in the ARRA Act...Race-to-the-Top grants, funding of Partnership for Assessment for Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS). Isn't it great Arizona that we are growing our national debt with this stimulus money that funds Common Core?? NOT!
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ENDORSES COMMON CORE!
Did you know that International Baccalaureate (IB) endorses Common Core and provides a "digital tool kit" to align with the Common Core Standards. IB has stated that: "The IB is pleased to have been selected in 2011 as one of 5 sets of standards against which the Common Core was measured by education experts to determine its success in meeting its goals. The IB recognizes that the implementation of the CCSS will have a significant impact on public schools in states that adopt the new standards. The IB is committed to supporting schools with a range of services and academic tools as outlined in this statement."
IB goes on to say in their "Meeting the expectations of the Common Core," they say that "IB schools and students are well positioned to incorporate the principles of the CCSS into existing IB frameworks. The IB is committed to supporting schools with implementation of the new standards. The framework for delivery of all IB programs, the teaching practices, and the added curricular content of the DP courses provide a proven model for schools in meeting CCSS standards. IB assessment practices provide a model for varied, authentic, relevant tasks that measure student success against cognitive skills learned. The IB supports teachers by providing (required) professional development courses which expand teacher's knowledge and skill in leading students to success. IB standards and practices for schools, teachers and administrators create an entire pedagogical framework to maximize student learning and growth. Many- if not all- CCSS standards are in practice in authorized IB schools.
WOW!! IB will help Common Core implementers (local school boards and charter school governing bodies) with their Curriculum changes....no thank you!
THE UN'S AGENDA 21- COMMON CORE IS TIED TO THIS AGENDA!
In the United Nations Agenda 21 (Guide for the 21st Century), Chapters #25 and #36 specifically talk about education of our children:
Principle #25- "Children and Youth in Sustainable Development." In the "Activites 25.9.d" it states: "Ensure access for all youth to all types of education, wherever appropriate, providing alternative learning structures, ensure that education reflects the economic and social needs of youth and incorporates the concepts of environmental training, implementing innovative methods aimed at increasing practical skills, such as environmental scouting."
Principle #36- "Promoting Education, Public Awareness and Training." In the Activities Section of this document in "36.5.g" we read: "Within two years the United Nations system should undertake a comprehensive review of its educational programmes, encompassing training and public awareness, to reassess priorites and reallocae resources. UNESCO/UNEP International Environmental Education Programme should, in cooperation with the appropriate bodies of the United Nations system, governments, non-governmental organizations and others, establish a programme within two years to integrate the decisions of the Conference into the existing United Nations framework adapted to the need of the educators at different levels and circumstances. Regional organizations and national authorities should be encouraged to elaborate similar parallel programmes and opportunies by conducting an analysis of how to mobilize different sectors of the population in order to assess and address their environmental and development education needs."
In the Activities Section of this document in "36.5 h" we read: "There is a need to strengthen, within five years, information exchange by enhancing technologies and capacities necessary to promote environment and development education and public awareness. Countries should cooperate with each other and with the various social sectors and population groups to prepare educational tools that include regional environment and development issues and initiatives, using learning materials and resources suited to their own requirements." Sounds just like the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), and now Arizona's Measurement of Educational Readiness to Inform Teaching (AzMERIT) and the Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS). Arizona State University's (ASU's) Institute for Global Sustainability and their "Sustainable Cities Network" is doing a fine job "brain-washing" our students in our high schools on sustainability, global warming (aka climate change), etc. Go here to meet the ASU sustainability schools!
COMMON CORE SCIENCE STANDARDS TEACH GLOBAL WARMING!
The new Common Core Science Standards, The Next Generation Science Standards that are up for review teach Global Warming (aka Climate Change)! Here is Research and Commentary on the Common Core Science Standards" from The Heartland Institute.
NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS- ARIZONA IS ON WRITING TEAM!
Arizona is a "participating state" on the Writing Team for the Next Generation Science Standards. Jennifer Gutierrez is our supposed "Science Expert" from the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) that was chosen for the writing team. Jennifer Gutierrez has no degree in science nor engineering so how can she be considered for this writing team? She coordinated the CUSD's districtwide science fair for the past five years so that supposedly makes her an expert in science now! She also facilitated Mathematics and Science partnership grants for CUSD and presented the "Anatomy of a Science Fair" to the "Intel Educator Academy." Was this the reason why she was chosen, she knows Dr. Craig Barrett and she presented to the Intel's Educator Academy? Jennifer's background or degree is a Bachelors of Science in Journalism not Science! The Next Generation Science Standards writing team was also coordinated through Achieve, Inc., in which Dr. Criag Barrett is also the Chairman of Achieve, Inc.! Coincidence that Jennifer Gutierrez was chosen by Achieve, Inc. for this Next Generation Science Team? I don't think so!
The Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) has also worked with Arizona State University (ASU) in the past as one of the "Sustainability Science for Sustainable Schools" for the Global Insitute of Sustainability at ASU. Again, a coincidence that Jennifer Gutierrez was chosen by Achieve, Inc.? I don't think so!