Common Core: Thinning the Herd for College….Or McDonalds.

common-core-obey-the-state-not-the-parentsCommon Core opponents have heard of the dreaded “sifting of children.” The kids learn through the Common Core and after high school they head to a community college where they are literally categorized like cattle.

Kids who do well on the assessment may go into the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. Kids who don’t do as well will possibly go into the “vocational studies” type classes.  We know that the K-12 system is going to be partnering in a sense with colleges and universities. In fact, the Smarter Balanced assessment is designed to help decide where a child might be shuffled after high school.

The following was taken directly from Wisconsin Department of Public Education; it is how the WDPI claims the high school assessments, through Smarter Balanced, will be designed:

“Higher education representatives are working with the Consortium to develop clear definitions of what it means to be college-ready. Institutions of higher education across Consortium states have agreed to work with SBAC to ensure the high school assessments will, at a minimum, serve as college course placement exams. While it is too soon to know if the exams will also be accepted for college entrance, the intent will be to work with higher education to create exams that indicate student readiness for credit-bearing coursework. As SBAC work progresses, there will be opportunities to verify that the high school assessments align with Wisconsin’s assessment goals and needs.”

Now look at this screen shot from PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers), the other assessment consortia.  (This image was recently captured by a Common Core warrior in Arkansas.)

Putting kids in boxes in college thinning the herdWhat this means is they are literally a hair breadth away from  funneling your child into what “the powers that be” see as a good fit for your child.

Macey France

Oregon PolitiChick Macey France is co-founder of the Stop Common Core in Oregon and is working with parents across the state to educate and help them to learn how to advocate for their children's education. Macey has spoken at many Common Core informational meetings across the state of Oregon. Macey's articles on Common Core have been picked up by various news outlets and she has been a guest on many radio shows across the nation. Macey's article about The Bluest Eye was featured on a panel on Al Jazeera America and was nominated for a CPAC Blogger Award for Best Sunlight Post of 2013. Macey is a strong conservative with libertarian leanings, making her more of a "conservatarian." Preserving the constitutional and moral values of that this great nation was founded on for her children is her priority. She is a stay at home mom of two boys who are now in elementary school. As a mom who has always been interested in politics, religion and all of the taboo subjects, she has always had a lot to say about the state of the nation. When she realized the Common Core Standards were not only bad news for children but a government coup over education, she decided to fight back and is now considered one of the nation's leading experts on all-things-Common Core. When she's not having uncomfortable arguments with strangers on Facebook she can be found spending time with her husband of 15 years and two sons. Find Macey France on Facebook and Twitter: @MaceyFrancePC

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