Common Core and the Threat to Homeschooling

As many of you know, we are proponents of home school, and while it isn’t an area of major activism for me, it is terribly important to me that this not be infringed upon. Well, it looks like Common Core is trying to co-opt this area of our lives. Here is a good article that explains a lot about the issue:

Thank you all for your wonderful comments, emails,  and facebook messages regarding our post on the Common Core Curriculum (What is Happening To You Child’s Education? The Dangers of Common Core).  I had planned on putting the information out there and then  moving on with our homeschooling series.  I have some fantastic posts by our guest bloggers in the cue, waiting to be published, but I feel like there needs to be a brief follow-up to our introduction on the Common Core.

How Does The Common Core Affect Homeschoolers?

The more that I read and study, the more convinced I am of the extreme detriment that the Common Core (CC) poses, not just to our children and our educational system – but to our country.

There are a few questions and comments that I have received this past week, some ranging from fear, and some from outright astonishment that I would even propose that CC presents a risk.  I want to, as succintly as possible, answer some of these…

The Common Core is being introduced into the PUBLIC school, so if I’m homeschooling, I don’t need to worry, right?

WRONG.  The CC is being adopted by 45 of the 50 states, including the District of Columbia, and it’s goal is NOT educational excellence.  One look at the standards and examples that we detailed in our previous post will undeniably confirm that.  The goal of Common Core is CONTROL.  The government is seeking to Nationalize educational standards, which goes COMPLETELY against that 10th Amendment of the Constitution, which outlines education as being within the scope of the State government, not the Federal government. If the States decide not to adopt CC, they will not be granted federal dollars, so although it’s not a mandate, it’s a mob version of law via monetary coercion.

Furthermore, homeschoolers will eventually need to meet the same educational standard and use CC approved/aligned curricula because the SATs, State tests and GEDs will all be modified to fit the new CC standards.

(Full article here)

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dana
    May 13, 2013 @ 16:07:47

    Thanks for being spot on about this insidious topic

    Reply

  2. Thelma
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 00:41:25

    Good luck inserting common core into a classical homeschooling curriculum. This is a non-issue. There is a long list of homeschool publishers who do not plan to align. Saxon math homeschool will also never been aligned. There is two versions. I’m not concerned at all.

    Reply

    • truthfarmer
      Oct 21, 2013 @ 06:51:52

      If your child ever wants to go to any “institute of higher learning” it will be an issue. Also, as States adopt and expand their may be more strident regulations passed on home schooling. Glad you are not concerned, but I am. I won’t do it, but the list of things I refuse to subject my children to is growing.

      On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 12:41 AM, Truth Farmer

      Reply

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