Common Core is going to court…

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is suing the United States Department of Education and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. In the lawsuit filed Wednesday, Jindal argues the federal government coerced states into adopting the Common Core standards.

TheBlaze reports:

The Department of Education made about $4 billion available to states through “Race to the Top” grants and provided waivers from the No Child Left Behind law as an incentive to adopt Common Core standards. Such incentives were tantamount to coercion through funding, Jindal is arguing.

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The suit also says the Department of Education changed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to push states into adopting the federal government’s preferred test or risk losing federal money.

“The federal government has hijacked and destroyed the Common Core initiative,” Jindal said in a statement. “Common Core is the latest effort by big government disciples to strip away state rights and put Washington, D.C. in control of everything. What started out as an innovative idea to create a set of base-line standards that could be ‘voluntarily’ used by the states has turned into a scheme by the federal government to nationalize curriculum.”

You can read Jindal’s filing HERE.

The National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers developed Common Core. The standards were initially adopted by 44 states and the District of Columbia – though several states have either repealed or begun the process of repealing Common Core.

On radio this morning, Buck Sexton filled in for Glenn and compared the “coercion” tactics used by the federal government to get Common Core enacted to those employed during the Obamacare debate.

“What’s interesting to me about this latest pushback – which is coming from Louisiana – is that it is a symptom of a larger problem as well,” Buck said. “I don’t just mean a larger problem with Common Core or education, but the federal government essentially making states offers that they can’t refuse.”

Though the Affordable Care Act as a whole was upheld in the Supreme Court, one area in which the federal government ‘lost’ was when it came to dictating what states can and cannot be forced to do.

Buck explained:

“When they went up to the Supreme Court for that terrible 4-5 decision… there was one minor area… where Obamacare lost. And that was on exactly this same idea of the federal government coercing states to do federal bidding on state matters by attaching federal dollars to it – not just attaching federal dollars, threatening to pull federal dollars. That’s a critical distinction.

What they wanted to do under the original language of Obamacare was tell states, ‘Expand Medicaid, and we’ll pay a percentage of your state Medicaid costs. If you don’t do that though… we’re going to pull all of your federal Medicaid funding.’

Now, is that fair?

Well the Supreme Court ruled correctly – at least on this issue – because, very clearly, one, that seems to infringe upon the rights of the states. But on top of that as well, there was a very unseemly precedent and that was: The federal government could push states, over a period of time, to adopt certain programs with the understanding, whether it was through successive administrations or as a matter of pure legislation, that the feds are going to kick some dollars in too.

Well, of course, that changes the political reality on the ground. All of a sudden, you’ve got one guy saying, ‘You’re not even going to pay for this free stuff I’m giving you. Vote for me because I’m taking money from D.C.’ You’ve got another guy who says, ‘Oh, no. I, sir, stand on principle and will not take federal dollars for a state program.’”

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“Back to Common Core here, Governor Jindal is challenging on similar grounds,” Buck concluded. “What he’s saying is, ‘It shouldn’t be the case that if states… don’t want to adopt the Common Core curriculum, they should not be penalized by having their federal education dollars taken away.’”

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  • Yo Mamma

    Lets start at the top and work down.

    The state administrators of education do not like being told that they’re doin a terrible job educating.

    The Principals of schools do not like being told that they’re doin a terrible job educating.

    The teaches of public schools do not like being told that they’re doin a terrible job educating.

    So if you have no standard, a mandatory one, how on earth do you expect to educate?

    This is why I am amazed at the horrendous levels coming out of public schools. You can see it in their students. There is no secret.

    • landofaahs

      If you don’t like being called a bad educator, then quit being a bad educator. It’s like if you don’t want to be called a liar, then you have to quit lying. The same with Mohammed being a Child molester. If you don’t like the name then quit the activity.

      • Yo Mamma

        Your many posts revolve around molesting children

        Stay away from schools creepy person

        • landofaahs

          Because your prophet revolved around molesting children. You tried to support it and I condemn it.

          • Yo Mamma

            You do realize, most people have other issues with Islam. You don’t go there. You focus on child molestation. Yet you don’t see this as a problem

            If you naked children on your computer, you need to be locked up. Just a hint of what is right and what is wrong

          • landofaahs

            That one point is enough to condemn the whole religion.

          • Renellin

            I quit answering her. She is just trying to rile. She has no point.

          • Yo Mamma

            Seriously?

          • Renellin

            Child molestation is a pretty serious event to object to and he is correct to point it out. Muslims kill gays and molest little boys. And perform genital mutilations on their women.

          • Yo Mamma

            Wasn’t the catholics that have been known to molest little boys?

            Not taking sides, just curious why you wouldn’t point that out with all the coverage devoted to just that and them and the vatican

          • Renellin

            The Catholics don’t believe molesting boys is a good thing. Do you see the difference, TROLL? Muslim men enjoy their perverse pleasures and the religion is perfectly fine with it.

          • Yo Mamma

            “The Catholics don’t believe molesting boys is a good thing.” but they have done nothing to stop it, even in the light of being exposed and embarrassed in the entire world for years on end

            When something is ignored as the vatican ignored their criminal perversions, its the same as allowing it.

            Anyway unless the vatical gives up those stolen furnishings from the last temple, they have had for 2000 yrs, they will be considered thieves

          • Renellin

            I see now you are all hung up on child molestation. Didn’t you notice the Catholics dealt with this like 30 years ago or something? But we weren’t talking about Catholics, were we? We are talking about muhammed and his proclivities–not only molesting little boys and mutilating his women, but killing at will, lying cheating stealing drinking carousing–anything at all if it furthers whatever he makes up as his purpose. The Catholics may have problems, but I don’t remember the last Catholic who told someone convert or lose your head.

          • Yo Mamma

            “The Catholics may have problems” omgosh sister are you right there

          • landofaahs

            But atheist’s are the worst. they have committed more crimes against humanity than religion ever has.

          • Durango 35

            Yo Mamma, you are talking nonsense again.

          • landofaahs

            And democrats believe it’s okay to kill them in the womb.

          • Yo Mamma

            Go drink the blood of your man god

            Go eat the body of your man god

            Go worship his plastic image on the wall made in China

            The dead man god nailed to a pole

            Nice

          • landofaahs

            And you can go worship Obama.

          • landofaahs

            Vacman you need to get a job.

          • actionjksn

            The child abuse problem is still prevalent in that society. It didn’t die with its founder.

          • Yo Mamma

            Worry about the child abuse in your own christian churches. Worry about what the church is doing to you. Fix your own church, it needs it badly

          • landofaahs

            I’m not Catholic. I don’t believe in molesting children like the false prophet mohammed did not do I believe in killing them in the womb like democrats do.

          • Yo Mamma

            And you know because you are a catholic priest?

          • landofaahs

            That’s sick. Where do you think I’m from? Danbury?

        • landofaahs

          I teach children to stay away from the prophet mohammed followers because they are followers of a child molester. They are evil people who saw off other people’s heads.

          • Yo Mamma

            You should have no contact with children

          • landofaahs

            The children need to have someone warn them of the false prophet mohammed who was a child molester.

          • Yo Mamma

            I think you are a danger to children, not because of something a dead man did but because of you being a live person

          • landofaahs

            I don’t molest children like the false prophet mohammed did vacman.

          • Yo Mamma

            I have no proof of what you do other than your obsession in pointing out famous people that you say did it, like its ok –

            Hey if the prophet did it, its got to be ok

          • landofaahs

            Let everyone see your admission that the false prophet was a child molester and that you approve of it. The FBI should be investigating you now.

          • Yo Mamma

            I unlike you respect government. I am not afraid of it and I do not try rebel, like you, against it. I do not call my president a traitor as you do nor do I obsess over imaginary child molesters

          • landofaahs

            It is not imaginary and you even admitted that the false prophet mohammed was a child molester vacman.

          • Yo Mamma

            I guess today is just another day that you have HAD to wait to meet your man god. You have patience I say that

          • landofaahs

            And I guess you are just another -hole who “OCCUPIES” space in this world and adds nothing to it.

          • Yo Mamma

            You may think so but many other do not agree with your angst towards God Creator. My time is very precious

          • landofaahs

            Your a waste of air. You also lie, because you said many posts ago that you would never converse with me again. LiAR, LIAR PANTS ON FIRE. LOL

          • Yo Mamma

            I am not perfect, nor is God Creator

          • landofaahs

            I respect the constitution which is the law of the land and not the lawless government we now have. I call the president a traitor because in my opinion he is one. As far as imaginary child molesters, the writings of the Islamic faith admit the false prophet mohammed was a child molester. I’d be embarrassed to be a muslim.

          • Yo Mamma

            I guess all the waiting for your man god meeting isn’t that much of a priority in your life

          • landofaahs

            I am waiting and I trust in him and his timing. God is never in a hurry but he is always on time. My faith is not in myself but Jesus perfect sacrifice. I guess people like you trust in your own righteousness. I would go so far as to say you probably think yourself sinless. But in all things I give thanks to God for his provisions he gives to me.

          • Yo Mamma

            God Creator is not a HE or a HIM, so you know

          • landofaahs

            If you don’t believe in God how would you say that God is not a he? He is God not she. Thank you for admitting that you know God exists and that you just don’t like HIM. LOL Gottcha. You hung yourself.

          • Yo Mamma

            Confused?

          • disqus_v3SHzvCspj

            Yo be troll, seen him be4

          • Elevenarrows

            I think Yo Mamma is enjoying baiting you…

          • landofaahs

            I’m enjoying it

          • olf

            Doctor, you never answer the question. What kind of doctor are you ?

          • landofaahs

            He’s a janitorial service at the medical facility. Trust me. The agency has already investigated this moron. Vacuous Vacuum man. But he could be trained to empty bedpans which is a noble profession, just beyond his current ability. But with time…

          • olf

            I asked him if he was a Proctologist.

          • Renellin

            Good for you. Pay no attention to the troll.

          • landofaahs

            I’m going to be relentless with calling mohammed the child molester he was. Watch him crack.

          • Renellin

            And that’s not even his best feature! (I forget what movie that comes from…Carry on, you are doing great work. More people need to stand up and call out muhammed for the sick f%%% he was.

        • actionjksn

          It’s pretty well known that Mohammed did in fact F*** a nine your old child named Aisha. That’s what she’s referring to and you can look it up yourself.

          • Yo Mamma

            She has a perverted addiction – The man is dead. She is alive. I am not concerned about him, but she is a nut

          • landofaahs

            You have no nuts. Yo mamma is ugly on the double side.

    • Renellin

      But it’s just certain schools, isn’t it? Many inner city schools are teaching exactly nothing. NYC graduates an extremely high percentage of students that are illiterate every year. Other schools do have standards and they will always exceed anything the state or feds would require. Common Core isn’t standards, it’s stupidity.

      • Yo Mamma

        And your level of education was so much better without it?

        Seriously

        • Renellin

          You reveal yourself to be a troll. No reason to attack me, you have no idea what my education was like. But I’ll tell you this, and I did not apply myself in high school. I knew how to spell, punctuate, and read enthusiastically. I knew algebra, trig, and geometry. I took four years of french, collected some varsity letters, and I could tell you fairly well how world war II started. Inexplicably, I memorized all the countries in Africa (many of which no longer exist). I wrote term papers, acted in plays, learned to play the clarinet. I respected my teachers (not all of them), took lots of class trips and sports outings, joined clubs, sang in area all state and all county music festivals.
          As I say, I wasn’t exactly a brilliant or engaged student, but I would say my parents’ tax money was fairly well spent. How about you?

          • Yo Mamma

            after you wrote this “You reveal yourself to be a troll” I stopped reading. Try something complementary then catch me near the end

            This proves your lack of genetic smarts

        • landofaahs

          UB Vacman the troll.

    • Durango 35

      Yes, a standard is neccessary but it has to be in accordance with the comunity in which the school is located. The main problem apear to be that us average people ae treated with arrogance by the so call ” educators”.

  • leforteelise

    Happy happy joy joy joy! Louisiana is my home, jindal is my governor.

  • landofaahs

    I can think of a better place for common core to go….way south.

    • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

      Along with all liberals. They claim to love the south of the broader anyways why not just ship them their with their common core.

      • Renellin

        Then those countries would really be at war!! The drug trafficking would suddenly be headed south as well! Say, you might be on to something here!

        • Pachy Serrano

          They already have drug trafficking anyways and they won’t be making drugs if our citizens won’t buy it. Its like capitalism, good product, you pay for it. Its all about money. Don’t want drugs, don’t buy it. Plus, they are not only about drugs. Our pharmaceuticals sell drugs to us all the time and they are pretty bad for you too. Latin-America trade coffee, cacao, fruits, cheap labor, salsa, baseball players, the Mexican food we all love, so let’s be realistic we can’t live without them and they can’t live without us . . .

          • disqus_v3SHzvCspj

            Pretty accurate.

      • Pachy Serrano

        Why you have to mention our “brown” brothers. We forget that USA has a very big trade with Mexico and other Latin-American countries down south and money always talk . . . Its call commerce. Plus, Liberals are American too, so they won’t be going anywhere. Good try though . . .

        • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

          Why do you liberals always describe someone by skin how racist is that. I do not call my sister my blond sister so why do you liberals got brown brothers black brothers but not white again racist. Of course drug and sex trades for some reason you idiots love to ingore.

      • WinChll

        They’ve already got the socialist govt provides attitude anyway.

    • Ronald Barbour

      Why doesn’t Jindal cancel Common Core in his state by Executive Orders? Hey now, it works wonderfully well for El Presidente. If The Magic Negro objects, Bobby should say, “So sue me!”

      • Pachy Serrano

        Because States can’t be over the nation. Its all States do their own thing every time, we won’t be call USA. Its in our Constitution. We are one. We like the Constitution we it is in our side, but when it goes against our likes, we scream foul. Doesn’t work that way, brother!
        Plus that “Magic Negro” its your President too even if you didn’t vote for him . . . its call winning elections . . . I called democracy in action!

        • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

          I call it stupidity in action. Oh you know who else called Obama the Magic Negro the liberal LA times.

        • WinChll

          Actually, according to our Constitution, the original Founders intended for the States to have far more rights than the Federal govt. the problem is that the socialists moved in decades ago, using the “general welfare” clause to subvert the original intent.
          With all this centralized power, we have created more danger of mutually assured destruction, especially considering the the massive debt thru a monetary and tax system bound to ” deprive the people of all property – until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.’ [Thomas Jefferson]
          He who owns the gold control the power.

          • disqus_v3SHzvCspj

            The ‘general welfare’ clause combined with the ‘commerce’ clause has been used by clever lawyer/politicians to usurp the rightful powers of the legislature. We are France.

      • disqus_v3SHzvCspj

        Because it won’t pass the smell test. Obama legislates by fiat, which will be annulled by SCOTUS when the lawsuits get there. He is by nature a tyrant, and that’s the kindest thing I could say.

    • Joyce Fleetwood

      That’s where it came from. Welcome home!

  • Semprasectum

    I would be happier if I heard Jindal pounding the drumbeat of eliminating the Dept of Ed. .. .going down the lawsuit road is, IMO, just a path paved in disappointment and no progress. OUR kids don’t have time to sit in school while this 15 year lawsuit makes its way into court. . ..Eliminate the Dept of Ed and let the STATES educate our students. ..

    • ANTHONY CLIFFORD

      How about an even more radical idea? How about we let individual school districts make decisions independent from the state education department? The state education department just makes a test that each student needs to pass to certify that they passed the subject. Just one test per subject at the state level, all other standards and learning objectives are left to the local levels. Sounds great to me. This prevents schools from just handing out diplomas, and allows schools the room to make their standards even more rigorous.

      • Richard Tremaine

        Hooray!!! That’s the first ray os sunshine i’ve heard for some time. Unfortunately, your children will; have to survive a socialist/communist America. Well maybe they won’t call it America.

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        • Pachy Serrano

          Stop the paranoia! This country will never be a communist nation . . . Socialism is already in it though . . . Its call SSA, Medicare, Obamacare, Food stamps, Low-income housing . . . U or someone you know might be in one of those programs right now . . . check again!

          • mickster99

            Sorry, you will get no where with facts. Rightwingers are unable to think. They only react to their programming.

          • WinChll

            So why are rightwingers attacking “social welfare” programs?

          • disqus_v3SHzvCspj

            Right is conservative, left is wacko; you have it reversed.

          • merlinsc

            Look who’s talking.

        • WinChll

          That socialist/communist America was planned “a long, long time ago”:

          http://chasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/09/carnegie-corporation-globalist.html

      • Joyce Fleetwood

        Yes, but they’ve wormed their way into the college prep tests, so that has to go, and the progressive liberals pretending to be professors need their bread and butter… and on and on it goes, but it’s worth the risk, right? Anything but sit and let them win like we’ve been doing for far too long.

        • mickster99

          Don’t you mean “progressive commie pinko liberals”?

      • Pachy Serrano

        Yea, we try that in 1950’s and 1960s and our schools were segregated. I do support more input from educators in school district, but there’s a gray line in there we need to be careful with. Standards are needed, though, because we are falling behind in this 21st Century where science and math are the key for success. Good point!

        • ANTHONY CLIFFORD

          I advocated a baseline standard. If you read my whole post you would have seen that. Also, I never made any mention of segregation. It’s illegal to to have any race based preferences (at least in California, where I live). This means that not only can you not exclude people from a school or job because of a race, you can’t give them a preferential treatment either. You bringing up race in this issue proves that you want to make this an ugly debate and you don’t feel like arguing your point with any intellectual honesty. I feel sad for you.

      • olf

        That’s a great solution. Amen

      • mickster99

        The Common Core Standards are not being forced down anyone’s throats. They are suggested standards. No one has to follow them. Do some fact checking. Read here:

        The Common Core is not a curriculum. It is a clear set of shared goals and expectations for what knowledge and skills will help our students succeed. Local teachers, principals, superintendents, and others will decide how the standards are to be met. Teachers will continue to devise lesson plans and tailor instruction to the individual needs of the students in their classrooms.

        More here:

        http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/myths-vs-facts/

        Geez, if ever better thinking skills were required it’s in the Age of Glenn Beck’s Know-Nothings.

        • ANTHONY CLIFFORD

          Actually you’re incorrect. When the state agreed to the common core standards they mandate that the districts must comply with the teaching criteria otherwise they will not receive state funding they had previously been receiving. This is coercion at best. You can say that I am ignorant of the facts, but I know too well how big government can bend local government to their will. Yes it is a curriculum. You must not have any kids in school. I saw how it’s a top down approach and the teachers have said how their hands are tied. I’m willing to debate you civily, however your posts have been nothing but vile. You sir, need to grow up.

        • disqus_v3SHzvCspj

          You are absolutely totally wrong. That was the original selling point, but it has been superseded and hijacked by the progs.

      • mickster99

        The already can! The educational system has certainly failed on providing you with basic thinking skills.

        • ANTHONY CLIFFORD

          That is proof that you’re not ready to debate anyone. You resort to personal attacks due to an inability to engage in an adult conversation.

      • disqus_v3SHzvCspj

        The old standards were rigorous enough, they just weren’t being met. ‘Raising Standards’ has come to mean presenting 4th grade material in 3d grade, or even 2d. This does no good and stresses the little darlings out even more than they already are with expanded homework, school year and school day, and with no art, shop, music, home ec. etc. Common Core has been hijacked to include methods, curriculum, testing and materials, which was never in the original package. Another item not in the original package was the complete lack of elementary and special ed professionals in the drafting committee, just secondary, college ed wonks and publishing/testing representatives.

    • Joyce Fleetwood

      True, but more states are opting out. The more states follow THAT path, the more attention will be drawn to the myth that WAS CC. I’m praying for that, anyway… THEN abolish the DOE and the IRS and the rest of the alphabet soup of the swollen federal gov.

    • Pachy Serrano

      I will support that, but we need national educational standards/curriculum changes to move forward. We are falling behind among “well-developed nations” and the 21st Century is demanding that we prepare our children better. Eliminating the DofE won’t fix that. We can transform DofE step by step and then give more power to school districts, educators, and families. I support charter schools and school vouchers that a good start.

      • WinChll

        Did it ever occur to you the “falling behind” is precisley due to centralized interference in education. Also disband the teachers unions and tenure.

        • disqus_v3SHzvCspj

          Just who is going to do that? It’s probably illegal anyway.

      • disqus_v3SHzvCspj

        Who is ‘WE?’ ‘Give more power to school districts…’??? Never in human history has a Department of Government surrendered scope or power to anyone, anything for any reason except one. It needs to be totally defunded by act of Congress until it disappears.

    • mickster99

      How’s that different from what we already do?

    • WinChll

      Any Federal funds that states receive always, always include caveats forcing states to comply the federally mandated dictates. A very clever way of creating the centralized powers existing today. States are so beholden to that tax money, the recourse for to regain state sovereignty would be painful, due to our tax system.

      As one politician saw the dangers decades ago:

      “We are rapidly coming to a point where a complete change of elected officials, including Congress and the White House, can mean little change in policy. You are governed more and more by people for whom you have never voted, for whom you never will vote, whom you have never seen, and whom you cannot recall by your vote. They are entrenched in the boards, bureaus and commissions, even at the policy level. For example, you may think that the Secretary of Labor sets the policy of his Department, but I know that much of the policy of that Department is set by Civil Service employees who have been with the Department for twenty years, and they have no intention, now or ever, of recommending to the Secretary of Labor any policy which does not fit their personal philosophy of government, and you cannot remove them or replace them by your ballot. That same situation exists in the State Department, and in fact in every bureau, board and commission. This is a form of invisible government and can lead to the most oppressive type of tyranny.” Congressman James B. Utt (Washington Report, issued by Congressman Bruce Aler, April 16, 1960.)
      Yes, there is a shadow government.

  • trskirk

    Can anyone tell me why my student can’t participate in PE class due to his aims test results? He is being sent to a room to do work instead, I don’t get it he has a high IQ??? Does this have anything to do with common core?

    • Elevenarrows

      And yet our first “lady” is upset that we are all bad parents with obese children. Maybe your child should go to PE and forget the “aims test”. Or better yet…I’ve educated my kids at home for 21 years and I have 10 more years to go…it was a GREAT decision for our family: smart kids, well-adjusted, entrepreneur spirits…no cookie-cutter, government zombies in our home!

      • Renellin

        Good for you!

    • disqus_v3SHzvCspj

      Probably not; but I’d have to know the details. Sounds like administrative malpractice if what you say is accurate.

    • keysrat

      At least they have PE at his school. They have totally eliminated PE from our schools.

      • Joyce Fleetwood

        Is that even legal?

      • WinChll

        I had heard a few years back. The schools gave the excuse that it took away time from the classroom.

    • Joyce Fleetwood

      I would certainly look into it, if I were you. Hang out in front of the principal’s door until you get an answer. Stand up!

    • WinChll

      Maybe a high IQ is the problem.

    • disqus_v3SHzvCspj

      God only knows. See your kid’s counselor.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    Gerbils would be proud of them for making Common Core

  • Ed Bartolini

    Pssst; Wanna sell your education system? How much? I’ll write you a check or print some fresh currency right now.

  • http://www.mrchrisg.com/ mrchrisg.com

    They need to dumb-down kids even more, as they want good little worker bee drones.

  • talljohn777

    Everybody gets a participation trophy… Yipee….

  • ANTHONY CLIFFORD

    The biggest problem I have is that these standards teach to the middle. There are many school districts where students are exceeding the standards that common core imposes. I come from an affluent community in Southern California. Our school district exceeds the standards all the time. The real advantage is that our parents get involved. If you don’t have parents who are actively engaged in their children’s education, no amount of national standards will fix the problem. I feel that common core should be an option that each school district can opt out of. This allows superintendents to access the district’s needs. If they feel that the new standard works for their district, they adopt it. Why not trust that our teachers and administrators have the critical thinking skills to best access their needs?

    • olf

      The biggest problem is the lack of moral standards that common core poses that are equal to modern day culture that most of us find offensive same sex marriage and those type of issues we don’t want taught to our youth.

      • ANTHONY CLIFFORD

        Screw morality. That’s for parents to teach their kids. Formal education is supposed to teach you how to express ideas and to give you the facts and tools you’ll need to be able to do a job. I don’t care about same sex marriage. It doesn’t effect my life one bit. Why should I care how two consenting adults want to conduct their relationship?

        • olf

          I don’t care what you do, that’s between you and God. Whither is same sex or what ever I don’t care. But do care about our people and civil society. If you were smart so would you. It is impossible for civil society to operate with out laws of God.
          You know that your just following minion instructions. God Bless.

          • ANTHONY CLIFFORD

            So you’re saying that the only thing keeping from raping and murdering people, is the word of god? You should have yourself committed, if punishment from god is the only thing keeping you from committing crimes. My point was that neither you nor I have any right to tell a person how to live their lives. This includes telling people who they can and can’t marry. Listen I’m a Roman Catholic. I find homosexuality to be both gross and deviant in nature, but like your first sentence said, “that’s between you and God.”. I think the best idea about gay marriage is to get government out of the marriage business altogether. They shouldn’t issue marriage licenses. The government uses tax codes to give incentives for people to get married. This is actually unfair discrimination against people who remain single. Why don’t you try arguing that?

            You’re why nobody likes Republicans. You have a Libertarian like me willing to be on your side on an issue like common core, then you jump the shark talking about immorality and homosexual marriage.

          • olf

            I agree with that, we must get government out. Give incentives to do the moral thing not incentives for the immoral. I agree.
            And yes, without the laws of God evil would get more and more ugly, just as your seeing come from the top leaders and it’s followers right now. Without moral law it will continue to erode to full blown chaos..

          • WinChll

            What is your stand on the bakery that got fined for refusing commercial activity with gay couple asking for a wedding cake?

        • WinChll

          two consenting adults want to conduct their relationship?

          You shouldn’t need to. But, why do elementary schools hold “cross dressing days” or programs on homosexuality. In fact one school hit the news due to a presentation that included a lesson in homosexual foreplay. We don’t schools giving any kind of foreplay instructions.

          And then there’s this little tidbit of action:

          http://www.massresistance.org/docs/issues/fistgate/tape01.html

      • WinChll

        Which constitution are they teaching?

  • bressler

    HITLER — OBAMA — TWO GREAT GUY’S .. HUH

    • WinChll

      Hitler was a nationalist; O is not. But both are in the socialist school.

  • donl

    Common Core IS an indoctrination to Communism. I have heard it called Communist Core 101. ( keep them illiterate and they will follow. )

    • Pachy Serrano

      We are illiterate now . . . what u talking about?? And, not its not called Communist Core, but good try though. Standards are needed and changes are coming. Our kids are falling way behind against other “well-developed nations in the World”. If he Republicans get in power they will call “Common Core” something else, so you guys don’t get scared, but its coming. Most corporations support it, many conservatives supported, many educators support it . . . We just need more control over “Common Core” and we can move on . . . That’s the fight we need to have.

      • tverle

        Has it ever occurred to you that we weren’t ‘falling behind’ until the DOE got involved? You can’t teach a ‘new and better’ way of math every 2-3 years. It just confuses the students. I finally took my own daughter to Kumon to help her learn good math. Not some silly shortcut. And guess what, they teach the same way it used to be taught….with learning by repetition. Maybe if we still taught that way we wouldn’t be falling behind. Not to mention that many other countries that we compare ourselves to only continue to educate the best and brightest of their citizens.

        • WinChll

          Even under the UN (not US) Constitution, education is guaranteed for all except that higher education is based purely on merit. Like Europe and the former Soviet Union (not sure where Russia stands today).
          The higher education system today is more about infusion of cash into the colleges via the student loan program. No doubt since that program has been taken over by govt, gradually there will caveats included with that loan money. This way govt can decide what colleges can advantage of that cash by steering where students attend. Another fabian concept of gradually taking over the higher education system.

      • WinChll

        I think the whole point of Common Core is to take “control” away from local authority. It’s one program for all.

      • disqus_v3SHzvCspj

        We ain’t gonna get it by wishin.’

        It must be rejected by each of the states and the DofEd must be defunded to prevent this kind of tyranny.

  • melhornh

    Common Core is Communism, Obama needs to be Impeached!

    • Yo Mamma

      Cry babies don’t count

    • Pachy Serrano

      Sure go ahead . . . impeach him! He needs some of his “mojo” back and that will do it . . . If you really want to get rid of the man . . . wait til 2016. That’s why we have elections . . . Plus, conservatives need some blacks and Latino votes to make it happen and there you guys are awful!!! Good try though.

      • disqus_v3SHzvCspj

        Apparently you didn’t hear his speech to the UN; it would scare the spit out of anybody. His goal is to basically eliminate the Bill of Rights.

    • mickster99

      The stupid is very strong for this one!

    • WinChll

      Actually the Republicans also supported Common Core. They should have known the liberals were going to control the program thru the education system. So, are they just too gullible or complicit?

      • disqus_v3SHzvCspj

        Both.

  • Bluecardinal

    I wonder how much truth there is concerning the rating of our educational system comparatively.

  • John Waldenberger

    oh wait isnt that essentially what rick perry did? so its okay for the feds to do it but not him??
    HHHHMMMMM

    (I DO STAND BY THAT HE WAS JUSTIFIED BECAUSE SHE WOULDNT STEP DOWN AFTER THE DA GOT THAT DUI)

  • KCTennant

    You Tube: ARKANSAS MOTHER OBLITERATES COMMON CORE IN FIVE MINUTES

  • Richard Tremaine

    When I went to school there wasn’t even a State Dept. os Education. Each district operated their own schools. Why was that a bad Idea? I moved through 13 States during my grade school years. My education turned out as better than my children or grandchildren are getting. I even have lost hope for my Great grandchildren. In addition there were no Socialist/Communists teachers in schools or the university I attended. What happened? Social progressives happened.

  • ReformSchool

    Now I see why (sitting in as PA Chair at the Reform Party U.S.A.’s 2012 Presidential Nominating Caucus) Gov. Bobby Jindal was most delegates’ Number One Draft Pick..

    Giving Obamacare a pass despite Article 1, Section 7 (unconstitutional because Harry Reid substituted that revenue bill for another sent up with a totally-unrelated topic). Activist Justices legislating from the bench is grounds for their own removal.

  • mickster99

    The Common Core Standards are clearly better than the educational standards that seems to have been the driving force for educating most of the commenters on this site.

    What exactly is wrong with the following:

    1) Research- and evidence-based
    2) Clear, understandable, and consistent
    3) Aligned with college and career expectations
    4) Based on rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills
    5) Built upon the strengths and lessons of current state standards
    6) Informed by other top performing countries in order to prepare all students for success in our global economy and society

    Really? What’s the problem? Other than the “higher-order thinking skills” part. I mean who needs that?

  • Jake Duncan

    Just one more thing to blame on the republicans. I can already hear the Reverend Al Sharpton…”Republicans hate children, and doesn’t want them to learn by making deep spending cuts in education.” I’m sure that 10 people that watch his show will be completely outraged.

  • PatriotGal

    Good for Gov. Jindal. He should get OK to join him, inasmuch as this admin & his minions have taken the funding from OK schools because they refuse to implement CC. Talk about strong-arm, bullying tactics. The mob has nothing on this admin.

  • Baron Münchhausen

    You know, when we were number 1 in everything. It was prior to 1964. then it all went downhill. The big question is why? I know the answer but teach a man to fish they say.

    • disqus_v3SHzvCspj

      Vietnam, Mario Savio, Drugs, Beatles, JFK shot, Berkeley.

  • Wade Johnson

    I fully agree with Jindal’s lawsuit. if you want a perfect example of how the government is abusing their powers look you only have to look as far as Oklahoma. They got rid of Common Core. Then reapplied for their No Child Left Behind exemptions, and were denied. Now all the schools have to adjust their budgets

  • IT 2 IT 678

    Think back –how many f your teachers were effective?
    —were even memorable?

    Thru it all —even 6 years of college, we can think of maybe 5
    that were – – – -and ALLL of them were OLD.

    The CAP-stone takeover of education, in particular
    the massive conglomeration of schools into mini cities
    with ‘sexy’ teachers, large classes, shifting and often
    anonymous configurations —-was, and is, PURE EUGENICS.

    PURE DESTRUCTION too!