Random Monday

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Dancing with Dictators – Kanye got 3 million smackeroonies to perform for some big shot in Kazakhstan, that beacon of human rights. What’s wrong with these people? Are they ignorant? Do they have a well-thought out position of  moral relativism? Do they not have enough money? More importantly, can we ship Miley Cyrus over there? Have her stay a while? Maybe attend a re-education camp devoted solely to training people to keep their nasty-ass tongues in their damn mouths?

• I took out an ad in the This Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Business and Entrepreneur Directory. Because that’s what I am now. An entrepreneur. Doesn’t that sound fancy? Go buy a sharpener.

Penelope Trunk on the pointlessness of the Public/Private school debate. Because school itself doesn’t work.

Ten College Professors Speak Out Against the Common Core**.

The Common Core TALKS about rigorous standards, but the real position of the National Center on Education and the Economy in it’s own documents is that it’s not important under Common Core to have high educational standards in high school; that it’s silly to waste time educating all high school graduates as high as the level of Algebra II.

Listen, people. I know I harp on this. Maybe when it’s dead I’ll stop. You know what bothers me? That I know only ONE public school mom who is bothered by this. ONE. If I sent my kids to public school and there was a big hue and cry over some new federalized curriculum, I’d be all over it, trying to figure out what it meant for my family. I have relatives who send their kids to public school and they NEVER comment when I talk about this. I think they discount what I have to say because as a homeschooler they automatically think I either don’t know anything about the public school system, or that everything I say will be overly negative because I am biased against school in general. They need to wake up. The Common Core won’t impact my kids, but it will theirs. Do I care more than they do about their own kids’ education? How can that be?

It also bothers me that I will be sending my kids out into a world filled with people who have been educated under this system, which is now so blatantly socialist I don’t see how it’s an insult to just admit it. A system that pumps out people who only know how to manipulate using emotions and words, not facts. People who think that “informational texts” qualify as something worth reading. People who have spent their whole lives being groomed to be another gray, unthinking, faceless brick in the wall. It’s worrisome. How can our country survive when original thought, creativity, and innovation are gone? (not to mention any sense of morality **cough** Miley Cyrus **cough** but that’s a rant for another day.)

• Anyway. Happy Monday, y’all! Here’s to surviving the week!

 

(**hat tip: Celtic Muse)

9 Responses to “Random Monday”

  1. hikooky Says:

    I’m a Gen X product of p.s. Critical thinking and history weren’t taught to us which prepped our generation to buy these “new” ideologies (for our children) from which things like c.c. spring forth. Also, well done with the Pink Floyd reference. 😉

  2. Happy Elf Mom Says:

    But… but… but… it’s NEW! It’s RIGOROUS! And you have to have STANDARDS!!

    Yeah. Keep screaming. You know I will, too. This is just so wrong.
    Happy Elf Mom´s last blog post ..How is This “Racist?”

  3. Karen@Candid Diversions Says:

    Not to completely change the subject, but, well, I’m going to change the subject. Have you seen this?

    http://www.relevantmagazine.com/slices/pinterest-genius-has-been-attributing-hitler-quotes-taylor-swift

    The gullible, they surround us.
    Karen@Candid Diversions´s last blog post ..Book Review – Take Flight

  4. Jessica Says:

    As homeschoolers, we will be affected by CC eventually. Once this program is fully implemented the testing companies are going to adjust the tests to match the standards. Our kids, who grew up in a world free of common core will not score well on these tests were 2+2= 4 or 5 depending on how you rationalize it…… Now homeschoolers continually outperform traditionally schooled children. Once our test scores drop (due to CC) the govt will have an opportunity to say “look! Homeschool does not work as well as CC! We must regulate or abolish homeschooling…..” I think my children are old enough to be ahead of this curve but if I had young children, I would be very concerned about the future of homeschooling.

  5. Rose Says:

    Just had a talk with The Ark about the CC and he is set on homeschooling his children!!! Hoping his future wife will be on board

    Thank you for the hat tip, that was sweet!
    Rose´s last blog post ..Your Blog, Plus One: Connect and Share on Google+

  6. MJ @ Creative Madness Mama Says:

    Tuesday – thoughts. Thought you’d relate to a rant. See the feed love below, it seems to have grabbed the link. 🙂
    MJ @ Creative Madness Mama´s last blog post ..Oh it’s just Tuesday.

  7. Rose Says:

    hey…..I got a random monday post up for you today….aren’t you impressed? I am……

  8. Rose Says:

    hmmm, had to fix my website link, it wasn’t showing up in my comment….
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  9. MJ @ Creative Madness Mama Says:

    Deb – I just read the epilogue to The Screwtape Letters and I just knew I had to share it with you. I’m pretty sure that you’d be jumping up in down right with me! Also thought you’d appreciate the quotes. See the luv linky below.
    MJ @ Creative Madness Mama´s last blog post ..Screwtape proposes a toast… on the common core.