In 2014, Governor Mike Pence signed a bill to ditch Common Core, but the law does not
prohibit parts of the Common Core to be used in the standards within the curriculum. Here is a link
to the article that was published when he went to sign the bill.
Many still believe that the new curriculum is still too similar to Common Core by the state
education officials who are drafting the standards which seem to be inflated. In the article it
states: When asked whether it would be a concern if Indiana’s new standards were similar to
Common Core but under different name, Pence said content is what matters. “Where we get those
standards, where we derive them from, to me is of less significance than are we actually serving
the best interests of our kids,” Pence said. “And are these standards going to be, to use my often-
used phrase, uncommonly high?”
Many people, especially parents, want to know where Common Core came from. Many
schools are experiencing many new rules concerning it. For example:
- Girls must wear head scarves as part of the dress code.
- Students are encouraged to pledge allegiance in Arabic.
- Students are encouraged to observe Muslim holidays.
- Students are learning Islamic vocabulary, Islamic culture, and history with Islamic ideals like the five pillars of Islam.
- Third graders are being told that Allah is the same God of the Christians and the Jews and introducing them to Islam.
- Students are being encouraged to recite the Shahada and the Muslim call to prayer as well as saying “There is No God but Allah.”
Many parents in every state are outraged. They are protesting and asking, “Why
is Islam being taught in public schools?” “Where are the people that are always ‘protesting
against’ religion being taught in public schools?” How did Common Core come into education
without discussing it with parents and local school boards?
The following article explains in detail about the issue.
President Obama’s push for “hope and change” translates into completely
transforming America and its culture. Common Core is just one of the many parts of a complex
plan to penetrate every aspect of our society with Islam. “Which is why, Common Core’s origin and
funding came from Qatar, Libya and Saudi Arabia.Globally, Common Core originated from the
“One World Education” concept, a global goal orchestrated by the Connect All Schools program. Its
origin is funded by the Qatar Foundation International (QFI). The director of QFI’s Research
Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics is Tariq Ramadan, grandson of Muslim Brotherhood
founder, Hassan al-Banna.”
- Demand that their state school board members be investigated and/or fired and replaced.
- Tell their state legislature and governor to reject “Race to the top” federal funds and implement legislation or reverse its state education department’s implementation of Common Core in their state.
- Do not let their child not participate in state testing.
- Parents can take their children out of public schools altogether.
- Say no more to the $632 billion that the federal government spends each year on public school education which is being wasted on violating the First Amendment, by the federal government instituting a religion through the teaching of Islam in public schools.
“Parental rights are guaranteed by the 14th Amendment. The U.S. Supreme Court has held that parents possess the “fundamental right” to “direct the upbringing and education of their children.” The court has declared that “the child is not the mere creature of the State: those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right coupled with the high duty to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations” (Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U.S. 510, 534-35). The Supreme Court criticized the Nebraska state legislature for attempting to interfere “with the power of parents to control the education of their own” (Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 U.S. 390, 402). And ruled a parent’s right to raise his/her children means a parent is protected from unreasonable state interferences, one of the unwritten “liberties” protected by the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment (Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 U.S. 399).”
Read this article if you want to learn more.
“The teaching of math under Common Core guidelines means getting the right answer just does NOT matter anymore as long as the student can explain the faulty reasoning they used to get to that wrong answer. 2 + 2 = 5 is OK…just explain how you got that answer. And Common Core puts many students mathematically two years behind those of many high-achieving countries. For example, Algebra 1 would be taught in 9th grade NOT 8th grade as previously taught, making calculus inaccessible to them in high school, and this would affect top-tier college entrance requirements.”