Glenn’s new book Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education was released today. In the book, Glenn presents a well-reasoned, fact-based analysis that proves it’s not more money our schools need — it’s a complete refocusing of their priorities and a total restructuring of their relationship with the federal government. In the process, he dismantles many of the common myths and talking points that are often heard by those who either want to protect the status quo.
As Glenn has explained, there is no issue more important to America’s future than education. The fact that we’ve yielded control over it to powerful unions and ideologically driven elitists is inexcusable, and we are failing our children, our country, and ourselves. Conform gives parents the facts they need to take back the debate and help usher in a new era of education built around the common sense principles of choice, freedom and accountability.
On radio this morning, Kyle Olson, founder of the Education Action Group Foundation and co-author of Conform, joined Glenn to discuss why this book is so vital and what parents and teachers can do to begin to right some of the wrongs of the American education system.
“Last year at this time, we published the book called Control. And Control was all about our 2nd Amendment rights. The second book in the Control series is called Conform,” Glenn said. “As we have been talking about today and for the last eight years, we cannot, we must not, conform. This is the ultimate conforming of our society. It is Common Core and public education. And you are seeing it in spades.”
As Glenn explained, Kyle has been one of the people really waving the red flag on Common Core and some of the biggest problems facing the American education system.
“He's been leading the charge on Common Core along with Michelle Malkin. Kyle and I first started talking Common Core about a year ago, and there is no one place where you can go and get all of the information,” Glenn explained. “So we published Conform today. It is 222 pages of text, and then the next 50 or so pages are all fine print sources. It sites all the notes, so you know exactly where to go, so you don't have to quote me or Kyle.”
On Tuesday’s radio program Glenn also covered the outrageous story out of a California school district in which 8th grade students were asked to consider whether the Holocaust was “an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth.” The district has since said it will change the assignment in the future, but it is really incredible to consider what is going on in some of our schools.
“It is so vital parents know what's going on. Parents are standing up, as you said, and fighting back. And some more parents need to do that because what we hear about the stories like in Los Angeles is that the district is basically admitting its incompetence. They don't know what's in the school,” Kyle explained. “When they are called out on it, they say, ‘That was a mistake,’ or ‘That was never meant to be give to children.’ That sort of thing. So it is so critical parents know what's going on in the child's classroom – what textbooks they are reading, what informational texts they are reading, so they can stand up and fight back.”
Conform seeks to arm parents and teachers with the facts they need to stand up to their school boards and local governments and demand changes to the education system. Glenn urged his listeners to consider buying copies for friends and neighbors, for the book runs through some of the most common pro-Common Core and pro-public education defenses and offers an in-depth counter argument.
“I urge you to buy several copies for your friends and give them out. If you are concerned at all about education, we have tried to put together the quintessential book that will cover all the things you worry about, all the of the charges that are leveled against you,” Glenn said. “And we tried to put them with a ton of footnotes, so you don't ever have to quote me. You know the original source. You know where this answer is coming from. It's called Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education.”
Purchase your copy of Conform HERE.