Common Core Is Soviet Style Centralization

Sunday, August 4, 2013
By Paul Martin

Dave Hodges
August 4, 2013

Following the scourge of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) the American public education system continues to slide and our children are the victims of these failed nationally mandated programs.

At this point, I thought it prudent to interject a snapshot of the net effect of the education system following NCLB, along with an identification of some disturbing trends, before continuing the discussion of the merits of the Common Core curriculum which is sweeping the country complete with the unwarranted heralding of the merits of this unproven system of education.

Make no mistake about it, both NCLB and the “new” Common Core are highly centralized approaches which parallel a Soviet style of collectivism. Before reading the following paragraphs which provides some measure of how the American education system is doing, ask yourself where has a highly centralized system ever worked in the history of mankind other than for military purposes?

Cursory Report Card

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