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Letter: What is Common Core?

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Posted: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:30 am

Editor: What is Common Core? According to Rick Santorum, chairman of Patriot Voices, it’s a scheme to bypass local teachers and parents the right to choose curriculum taught in their public schools.

Composed almost entirely in secret, those most interested in children’s education were unaware what billionaires George Soros and Bill Gates were working out with state leaders. Fewer than 4 in 10 parents have even heard of Common Core despite its radical agenda.

Common Core standards were designed to teach students what to think, not how to think. Common Core has already gotten on the books of 45 states with no say from parents, teachers, voters or legislators.

Timeless classics like “Huckleberry Finn” have been replaced with readings like a pro-Obamacare essay praising Barack Obama for the government takeover of health care, junk science and American history hijacked by textbooks depicting our Founding Fathers as racist hypocrites. They’re dumbing down second graders by having them go through five unnecessary steps to solve a simple math problem.

Parents, you need to let Governor Edmund Brown that you don’t want common core taught to your children.

Olive Francis

Lodi

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