David Barton offers the truth about Common Core

On tonight's Glenn Beck Program, guest-host David Barton, founder and president of Wall Builders, revisited Common Core - its history, its teaching, and what it means for your child. You have heard about Common Core on this program and around the media for quite some time now, but, with its implementation kicking into high gear, you are about to hear a whole lot more.

We have already seen reports that student test scores have plummeted in Kentucky and New York - two states in which Common Core testing has been implemented - and it looks like such results will become the new norm. But are these new standards as rigorous as education officials would like us to believe? Or are we actually churning out a new generation of children ill-equipped for life in the real world?

David first explained that Constitutional conservatives know and believe that children are the future of America. Children have different personalities, different strengths, different interests, different skill sets, but our government education system today assumes all children are exactly the same.

"The government is trying to cram every one of them into a government shaped and defined mold," David said. "That's one of the underlying problems with Common Core: They want to make everybody look and think the same."

No one denies that there is a minimum amount of academic knowledge every student needs in order to be a good citizen, but kids aren't receiving that knowledge in school today. For example, children will no longer learn how to write cursive as part of the Common Core standards. Forget the fact children will no longer be able to read letters from their parents and grandparents, a generation of children will now be unable to read historical documents or even the Constitution.

So what can we, as informed and concerned citizens, do to thwart these standards?

"It happens at the local level," David said. "Don't worry about fighting this at the national level."

An Ohio State legislator explained he currently has a bill on the floor of the Ohio State Senate looking to stop the implementation of Common Core in the state because he heard the concerns of the educators, parents, and students. He said he was surprised to find out how little his colleagues new about the standards.

Legislators in other states agreed that in the last six months or so, they have heard a lot more from their constituents about Common Core and the problems they have with the curriculum. One state senator explained that textbooks in her state refer to the United States as a "democracy" not a "constitutional republic" and it is that subtle manipulation of language that will prove to be most frightening going forward.

TheBlaze will keep you up-to-date on the latest on Common Core in the coming in weeks and months, but ultimately it will be up to the parents and grandparents to be diligent in keeping track of what children are learning in school.

Straight from the Marxist con of critical race theory are three big lies about "systemic racism" in America that are debilitating to our nation: the lie that policing in the U.S. is thoroughly racist, the lie of voter suppression, and the lie of equity as the solution to solve "racism." Despite the evidence disproving these lies, they grow stronger, thanks to Democrats and activists with selfish interest in these narratives, who, along with their media partners, spread the sinister message that everything in America is racist by default and only massive government intervention can save us from ourselves. President Biden, Vice President Harris, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi – every Democrat on the national stage sees racism in literally everything at this point.

In this precarious time for America, Glenn Beck and North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson join together with data and the truth to fight back against the race-baiters ripping us apart.

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America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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