Common Core…aka: total BS

 Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Common Core is not a curriculum but a set of standards and federally funded tests that are backed by the federal government and President Obama.  It is sponsored by the National Governor’s Association (NGA) and the Counsil of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

States are relinquishing control of education to the federal government.  This takes education out of the hands of the States and the teachers.  Does anyone else see why this is a major problem???  The federal government is now telling each state, that adopted this “standard”, how to run their school.  States that wanted to apply for grant funds associated with the Barack Obama administration’s Race to the Top (RTTT) program were required to adopt the Common Core.  Does that sound right to you?  Basically, these standards are not that “optional”.  States were not even sure what they were adopting since the actual criteria for Common Core was not presented to them.  And the cost to change over to this is staggering.

The standards are supposed to be flexible, but they aren’t.  A child struggling with reading and/or math will have a very hard time keeping up.  Teachers are pressured to cover all the federal sanctioned lesson plans and some kids will get “left behind”.  Hmmmm….  We can’t blame the teachers either.  The lesson plans and curriculum has been taken out of their hands.

Education is supposed to be in the hands of the States, not the federal government.  Our teachers should be “teaching” our children, not being told that they have a time limit and that the kids should be teaching themselves.  Take a moment and look up CCSS.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/344897/why-there-s-backlash-against-common-core-lindsey-m-burke

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/04/pulling_a_reagan_against_common_core.html

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Gun control bill rejected

This gun issue has caused quite a stir among Americans.

People are so quick to blame guns when something happens.  It really pisses me off.

Bombs go off and the bombers are blamed.  A school stabbing tragedy happens and the person holding the knife is blamed.  A school shooting happens and all hell breaks loose with guns being blamed.  Seriously?!?  I mean, damn, why not put background checks on knives and outlaw crockpots!  Haha!  Get real people.

Bad people are going to do bad things with ANY object.

Pots, knives, baseball bat, a pair of scissors, a hammer, a brick, a vehicle….hell, I’ve beat up a guy (he hit me first by the way!) with my shoe before!

Putting a ban on certain weapons won’t stop violence.  Expanding background checks won’t make bad guys turn good.  A big percentage of kids that go to school with a gun stole the damn thing to begin with.  They didn’t purchase it, they stole it.

I’m also tired of hearing this stupid “90%” comment from some people.  90% of Americans never agreed with this gun control bill to begin with.  Politicians spit out numbers and percentages all the time.  Do your research guys.  And the NRA is NOT the mob!  Lots of people are acting like the NRA dished out threats and such to Senators about this bill….really?!?  The NRA is not backing Senators into a corner and threatening them.

Bottom line:  In my opinion, guns are not the problem.  People are the problem.  People do bad things without a care in the world.  They choose to do harm to people, not caring how many others are also hurt by their actions.  People hurt people with all kinds of objects.  It’s not the object, it’s the individual that chooses to take another person’s life.