What Exactly Is Common Core?

Stop Common CoreCommon Core is an abbreviated term used to refer to the “Common Core Initiative”.

It is a set of national (Federal) standards for English and Mathematics written and COPYRIGHTED by two left leaning lobbyist groups, “National Governors Association” (NGA) and the “Council of Chief State School Officers” (CCSSO).

It is backed and funded by yet another left leaning organization known as the “Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation”. These standards were adopted sight unseen by 46 states in exchange for “Race To The Top” money and/or waivers from “No Child Left Behind”.

It is a set of outcome based federal standards and tests for grades K-12. Common Core eliminates local control over K-12 curriculum in math and English, with the “Next Generation Science” being implemented as I write this.

What is Common CoreIt is a one-size-fits-all, top-down, federally controlled curriculum that will also apply to private schools and homeschoolers. Common core, by design, will dumb down our children and aid in the indoctrination of our children, all starting as early as Kindergarten.


(Science guidelines are forthcoming as the “Next Generation Science”, which is already being fed into the educational system)

There it is, the “Common Core Initiative” in a nutshell.

Above, I said it will even affect private schools, even schools with Christian values. They were able to achieve this by forcing the standards into the SAT’s and ACT’s along with bribes, not only bribing at the state level but influential organizations such as the “National Parent Teacher Association” (NPTA) and the “National Catholic Educational Association” (NCEA). Simple but effective logic is at play here. If the testing, SAT and ACT, revolve around the standards then the schools will have to teach to the standards (Teach The Test) in order for students to be successful while testing.

On a side note and in support of the above paragraph: David Coleman, the man singularly responsible for orchestrating the standards, no sooner than he orchestrated them, rotated off and became the chair of the collage boards. If you have not guessed it, yes he is left leaning to say the least. How convenient this must be, to have the orchestrator re-positioned into another position of influence within our school system.

The Common Core National Standards have been accepted by 46 states. It was written behind closed doors by five men from the NGA (National Governors Association) and CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers) and heavily funded, initially to the tune of 1.5 Billion dollars that is currently up to 2.5 billion dollars, by the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation.

What experience does the Gates foundation and the NGA have in education? Answer: NONE. What Christian school would adopt this program seeing that it is being funded by the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation? The only project the Gates Foundation has spent more money on is abortion and population control in Africa. This doesn’t sound very Cristian to me at all. Yet, with the bribes and re-writing of the SAT and ACT, private schools have little to no choice.

Common Core CopyrightTo add to the madness, Common core is copyrighted by the NGA and CCSSO. Common Core is transforming our educational systems and is copyrighted by groups of unelected left leaning lobbyist. Just how much say do we have in changing the Common Core standards? Answer: NONE. Who can be held accountable? Answer: No one. Common core was adopted by the states before it was even written. This reminds me of the progressive windbag statement Pelosi made while ramming ObamaCare through,

“We have to pass the bill so you can, ah, find out what is in it”

In a nutshell, the states where offered stacks of money and waivers from “No Child Left Behind” to accept the federal standards when they became available. The states had nothing to do in the writing of Common Core. In fact the use of the word “State” in the “Common Core State Standards” has as much meaning as the word “Affordable” in the “Affordable Care Act”.

Basically, the states where bribed to adopt a standard that was not even written. Even though waivers where given for “No Child Left Behind”, Common Core is “No Child Left Behind” on steroids and we all know just how bad “No Child Left Behind” was, right? The states accepted an arbitrary, government controlled, one size fits all standard.

In one word, this is socialism or in more detail, it is an outcome based standard that does not take into consideration the child’s home, environment, capacity to learn, preparation or family life. It effectively removes the individual from the educational experience and family, to make them a product of the government.

For example, this is a Common Core assignment given to 3rd graders in Wisconsin.

“Explain how the government is just like the family but better.”

With this one assignment you can see why I stated,

“It effectively removes the individual from the educational experience and family to make them a product of the government.”

Common Core has currently standardized English and Math with Science already being implemented. Are you ready for this? Probably not but here we go. Common Core will also introduce our children to the “National Sexuality Education Standards”.

The implementation of the “National Sexuality Education Standards” is a bit different and not as straight forward as the other primary subjects. The goal is to teach the Sex ED Standards through the every day curriculum in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, you name it. They will be teaching our children Sex ED through the course material in the primary subjects.

This just out right scares the crap out of me, in fact all of Common Core scares me. The amount of data collection that the federal government will be conducting on our children, home life, parenting and political views is even scarier. They have even devised electronic devices to monitor posture, frustration levels, reactions and much more for aiding in the data collecting. All this data will be stored and given to whomever the government deems fit.

Middle School Sex Ed PosterI plan to dive into the Sex, Math and English standards in later articles of this series but I want to leave you with a poster displayed in a middle school for all the children to read. What does the poster say, I will tell you what it does not say. It leaves no distinction between any of the listed and supposed sexual acts. It does not state that talking will not cause disease or pregnancy while others will, it effectively lumps them all together as being the same. This is just dangerous in my opinion. At least they could have gotten the spelling correct and not listed talking twice.

I plan on introducing the standards and curriculum for each subject in a few follow up articles. The next article that I will be releasing will be on the Common Core Math Standards.

I leave you with a list of links to do your own research and see what Common Core is all about.

Share with others,

Please share this series of article, we need to work together to stop Common Core. Our plans are to educate and inform as many people as possible, untimely repealing the Common Core Initiative. I personally, being from AZ, plan to petition the state of AZ to remove the Common Core Initiative. We can win this, one person at a time, one school at a time and one state at a time but it will take some effort.

Thank you all.


What is Common Core Series:
What Exactly Is Common Core?
What Is Common Core Math All About?
What is Common Core English All About?
Common Core And The “National Sexuality Education Standards”
Common Core Standards – Data Collection and Mining
Common Core – What can I do? (Coming Soon)


CCSS Parent Opt Out Form
Opt Out of CCSS Letter (WORD DOCX Format)
Opt Out of CCSS Letter (Adobe PDF Format)


Common Core References
National Sexuality Education Standards
Info/Progress Chart
Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance


5 thoughts on “What Exactly Is Common Core?

  1. JohnathanJohnathan Post author

    Absolutely and thank you for you part as well.

    I am astonished by the number of people that have not heard of or do not understand Common Core and what it is doing to our children. Common Core needs to be stopped at all costs. I figured I would start with my local AZ state legislators, state representatives and senators as well as the AZ Governor. After not receiving much of a response I felt it was time to take maters into my own hands and get the word out through debate, social media and blogging. I had to speak out and find a way to spread the word to as many people as possible.

    Thank you for the comment and I hope to continue this battle on the Common Core front.

  2. Jan Blevins

    Bravo!! What a great article. Thank you for helping to bring awareness to this very evil AGENDA called Common Core. Common Core State Standards/ Appendix B- Recommended Reading List : “I Dream in Cuban” Read it for yourself – the book should not be read by children. XXX rated. This is just one of several books on the Recommended Reading List…I call it the SMUT LIST…for our kids and grandkids to read. The math is bizarre. They are changing history or leaving out the most important historical moments in history. This is nothing but indoctrination of our children. Their goal is to eventually get all our kids under one roof to brain wash and “dumb them down” together. I’m very thankful for people like you that are willing to take a stand against this very radical AGENDA.

    1. JohnathanJohnathan Post author

      Thank you for the comment and support in fighting Common Core.
      I have taken the time to read “Dreaming in Cuban” and also “The Bluest Eye” both in which I will be reporting on in a future article in this series on Common Core. Both books are very graphic, violent and sexual in nature. In fact “The Bluest Eye” is about a 12 year old girl that is a victim of rape and incest and over the course of her relationship with her tormentor, she comes to bond with him and writes in exceedingly graphic terms about their relationship. I find this to be no where close to appropriate for grade school literature.

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