Meet one concerned mom who is fighting tooth and nail against Common Core

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan may claim Common Core is not the first step toward a nationalized curriculum, but the evidence says otherwise. On radio this morning, Glenn was joined by Heidi Huber of Ohioans Against Common Core to discuss the work her organization is doing to combat these standards.

“We have Heidi Huber on. She's the head of OhioansAgainstCommonCore.com. And I heard her last week on the Doc and Skip show on Blaze Radio in the morning,” Glenn said. “I learned more from her in a half-hour of listening on Common Core than I knew. I just think [she is] really well spoken. [She’s] approaching this in such a way that is really simple to understand.”

To begin, Glenn asked Heidi to explain the involvement of the National Governor’s Association in the Common Core standards.

“Well, I think the timing of us talking is incredible – the morning after the [National Governors Association] event,” Heidi said. “The gifts from the devil never come without a price, and that is exactly what we're experiencing. This idea that this is not a national curriculum – they have put in place every punitive punishment to suffer under if you don't do things exactly according to their plan, which results in a national curriculum.”

As Heidi explained, the concept actually dates all the way back to 2005, and the state involvement we are now seeing is a direct result of the 2009 stimulus package. Heidi laid out all the players involved:

Dial it back to the NGA conference in 2005, which was the NGA conference that incorporated the education summit of Achieve, Inc. That is where Bill Gates came in and was redesigning the American high school – the initiative for action. Governor Huckabee at the time was a chairman of the NGA… The National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, basically partnered with Achieve, Inc., which begin with to come up with the national standards. They don't call it that. They call it ‘the common goal’. The common set of standards among the states just for the objective of getting everybody at a minimum standard.

But they devised, with funding through the federal government, with funding from Bill and Melinda Gates, these have become now the pretense of the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund… This is tied to the Race to the Top… And it is the blueprint in detail of how to feed this into the states. The big bucks go back to the State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, and if I can read to you the statement from the American Association of School Administrators. These people are parts of the machines, so to speak: “Any school district whose state applies for accepted funds under the recent American Restoration Reinvestment Act is now required to submit to the state new and comprehensive information, with identifying information on every student and every teacher in their school district. This regulation applies to all U.S. school districts.”

“We banged this drum when the stimulus package was coming out,” Glenn said. “I said, ‘Do not take this money… You are going to be trapped in this national nightmare.’ All of the states said, ‘No, no.’ And here we are now.”

It is important to remember that Common Core is a set of standards, not a curriculum. And people like Arne Duncan are able to get away with claims that this is not a nationalized education system for that very reason. Heidi, however, has a different interpretation.

“How do you respond, Heidi, to the people who continually say, ‘There's no curriculum tied to this,’” Pat asked. “I don't know where these people are coming from.”

“Well, there's two-fold, but to me the most obvious answer to that is: Why do these textbooks have to be aligned,” Heidi asked. “We've never had to have textbooks aligned to a set of standards before now. Even with No Child Left Behind – that didn't involve national standards.”

Common Core supporters also claim the standards necessarily increase the rigor of American education, as to allow our children to compete on a global stage. The United States continues to dump billions of dollars in education, and the results are just not there.

“This is supposed to be so unbelievably rigorous, and this will put us on par with the rest of the world,” Pat said. “What have you found concerning that?”

“This is untested and unproven. I asked my legislator: Who has this ruse built? What happens when 50 million children fail simultaneously? What are you going to do? How dare you do this,” Heidi said. “We started going downhill when we enforced state level standards from the Clinton Administration… We've doubled our appropriations for education in since 2000, and we still have a crisis. We've gone from $6.8 billion, now we're up over $12 billion in 2015.”

You can learn more about Heidi’s work with Ohioans Against Common Core HERE.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.