Common Core: Undermining Our Rights

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Project Veritas just released their 3rd video exposé on Common Core featuring an interview with former Pearson Education executive, Kim Koerber.  Her statements are revealing in many ways, not least of which is her apparent ignorance of the Stop Common Core movement which truly rises above partisan lines.  One of Common Core’s most vocal critics is former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, Diane Ravitch, whose eponymous blog is an information treasury to the Stop Common Core movement.  Diane Ravitch originally helped draft the Common Core standards, but later refused to sign off on the standards after seeing how deeply flawed the final product had become.  Koerber’s beliefs fail to explain an individual like Diane Ravitch who opposes Common Core.

Listening to Koerber one might get the false impression that the Stop Common Core movement is the product of some vast right-wing conspiracy.  Her statements do not pass the smell test, however, when one considers the fact that people like Diane Ravitch – and there are thousands like her in the Stop Common Core movement – are not conservative by any stretch of the imagination.  Such facts stand in glaring contrast to Kim Koerber’s twisted beliefs regarding why so many Americans oppose Common Core.

While it is true that Common Core’s critics comprise a widely diverse cross-section of Americans, some of the most poignant conservative criticisms of Common Core – that it is anti-American, that it does not promote deep knowledge of the U.S. Constitution and the Founding Fathers – are all validated by Koerber’s hate-filled diatribe against all things conservative.

Some of her most revealing quotes include rants against Christianity, the Founding Fathers and particularly the Second Amendment.  For example, as Breitbart reports:

“The dead white guys did not create this country,” Koerber says. “They [presumably conservatives] want to talk about those dead white guys.”

“People who say they want to teach the Constitution, only want to teach the part of the Constitution that they like…. But yet they don’t want to teach all of it. Damn the Second Amendment. I don’t think personal handguns need to be on anyone except the government, the police. What is the purpose of having a gun?”

At one point the Project Veritas reporter asks, “Christianity is totally out of the Common Core?”  To which Koerber responds,

“Yes it is. Totally. It’s not a core concept at all.”

Watch the interview with Koerber (below).  Educate yourself about what Common Core is really all about, and what it’s promoters are really all about, and then answer the following question:  If you are a conservative, or a Christian, or both, and you have not joined the Stop Common Core movement, then why haven’t you?  Is it necessary for this agenda-driven, anti-Christian, anti-American curriculum to literally slap you upside your head before you wake up to the reality that it is a threat to American freedom – to your individual freedom?

Wake up and Stop Common Core!

Tim Keller
About Tim Keller

Tim Keller has taught American History, World History, government, writing, speech and related courses at both the high school and college level since 1997.

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