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Glenn Beck: If You Have Ears To Hear And Eyes To See, LOOK Into Transformational Education

As more information comes to light about the controversial public school curriculum systems,CSCOPE and Common Core Standards, parents are concerned that their children are growing increasingly susceptible to the influence of bureaucrats seeking to push a political agenda.

As government seeks to expand its reach and some would argue control over America’s youth, some believe that the only way to ensure freedom and autonomy is to step-up conservative ideals of personal responsibility.

On Monday, Glenn Beck dedicated his evening broadcast to discussing these very ideals and how best to identify freedoms that Americans have lost, or are at risk of losing. The segment was catalyzed by a recent statement made by MSNBC host Melissa Harris Perry in which she said, “your kids belong to all of us.”

“They knew full well what they were airing,” Beck said of NBC. “They are airing an announcement that your kids do not belong to you.”

Beck encouraged viewers to learn more about “transformational education,” which he called the “lifeblood” of Common Core. “If you have ears to hear and eyes to see, look into transformational education,” he added.

To help delve into the matter in greater detail, were special guests Jeff Frazee, President of Young Americans for Liberty, writer James Antle, Alex Smith of the College Republican National Committee, and Jonathan Bydlak of the Coalition to Reduce Spending.

Dumbing Down Of Our Children

Watch the rest of this series of video click here

Common Core Printable Downloads

Download pass them out to your friends!

Stop Common Core Illinois Flyer for printing click here

Stop Common Core Illinois *Business cards for printing: click here

*Recommendations for printing stop common core Illinois business cards:

Get yourself some card stock to print the cards. Purchase at office supply store or Wal-mart. Get yourself a trimmer, find them in office section at Wal-mart. They start at around $10.00. Here is an example: CLICK

Assorted pages for printing handouts for friends and as well as to make packets for your representatives/senators in Illinois. (Note some of this material is from various states but it doesn't matter, common core will be a national standard.)

 Common Core Bullet Point Facts from Stop CC Illinois (one page)

PDF Common Core Download Quick Facts outlines common core click here.

PDF Common Core dowloads Quick Facts for PARENTS on common core. click here.

Printable example of a math problem

Download Myth VS Facts 

Socalist Workers Against Common Core


PDF Data Guidance:  PNdataguidance 

Data Mining Questions

Part F — General Education Provisions Act 1061 1062

PDF Booklets for Printing

Rotten To the Core

Great Report on Common Core 

Pages 8-13 make a great hand out for friends or to give to your representatives.

Something Rotten In Education

Entire magazine on common core, PDF print out here

National Cost of Aligning States and Localities to the

Common Core Standards

A Pioneer Institute and

American Principles Project White Paper

by AccountabilityWorks 

Governor Quinn Signs Common Core

Remember that Common Core was not signed in as a federal program per se.  It is a condition of accepting the Race to the Top funding from the Obama Stimulus funds.  Also, as an additional benefit Illinois received a waiver which got them out of meeting the old No Child Left Behind achievement goals.  Governor Quinn signed this in July 13, 2010, hidden in the race to the top. 

This is to education what Obamacare is to health care.

Read full document and download it at this link.

Information about RACE TO THE TOP from the Us Department of Education.  


Myths VS Facts

.  Common Core (CC) was a state-led initiative.

.  The CC standards were initiated by private interests in Washington, DC, without any representation from the states. Eventually the creators realized the need to present a façade of state involvement and therefore enlisted the National Governors Association (NGA) (a trade association that doesn’t include all governors) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), another DC-based trade association. Neither of these groups had a grant of authority from any particular state or states to write the standards. The bulk of the creative work was done by Achieve, Inc., a DC-based nonprofit that includes many progressive education reformers who have been advocating national standards and curriculum for decades. Massive funding for all this came from private interests such as the Gates Foundation. 

Myth. The federal government is not involved in the Common Core scheme.

.  The US Department of Education (USED) was deeply involved in the meetings that led to creation of Common Core. Moreover, it has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into the two consortia that are creating the national tests that will align with CC.  USED is acting as the enforcer to herd states into the scheme (see next myth).


David Barton on CSCOPE  Texas version Of Common Core

Fighting CSCOPE From Inside

Texas Governor Rick Perry told the federal government NO to common core. They simple renamed it and got it in the back door of Texas. David Barton and Glenn Beck working to get it stopped.

In Illinios this is called Common Core and is currently in 47 states. Please pass along our page to all your family and friends so parents can get involved on the local levels at their school board meetings.

As you heard from the video commentary it's best to get your child in private school or home school them. 

To see 10 part video series by Jane Robbins from the American Principals project click here

Hog Wash Alert On 'The National Review Online' 

[4.4.13 – I have never read a more thorough and well-documented discrediting of Common Core Standards than what Christel has presented below.  This article is a keeper because she has undoubtedly spent hours gathering and inputting the links to her sources so that all who read this article can verify its accuracy.  Our sincere thanks goes out to Christel for providing this elucidating rebuttal to the National Review’s “hogwash.”  – Donna Garner

Hog Wash Alert on The National Review (Common Core) 

By Christel Swasey

I’m calling for a hogwash alert on today’s National Review article about Common Core.

The ironically titled The Truth About Common Core article cannot be taken seriously. It’s written without any links or references for its Common Core-promoting claims, and it’s written by two authors whose employers are largely funded by the main funder of all things Common Core.  READ MORE click here

Here is the National Review Article this article is challenging. click here

Tracking Your Children & Grand Children

National School Children Database Launched
March 2013
Last week the SXSWedu Technology Conference in Austin, Texas, featured a new project that has many educational technology companies very excited – and that has many parents angry and deeply concerned. The project is called inBloom – a massive national database of personal information on public school students – and it is already up and running. Largely funded by the pro-internationalist Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the $100 million project contains information on millions of children to date. Read more CLICK HERE:

Parents: A Warning Concerning Common Core By Glenn Beck

Common Core is meeting oposition with some states have some refused it. Texas Governor Rick Perry refused Common Core only to have another program take its place. That program was reintroduced in Texas as CSCOPE program. Please watch the vidoe with David Barton & Glenn Beck for indepth explanations of this program.

Pass along this page to others and by all means attend your school board meetings, talk to your state legislators before it's too late. Their next goal is home schoolers and private schools, so no one is immune to the federal take over of education. 

Common Core Research


Illinois Parents Denied OPT Out Option With Common Core

OPT OUT FORM click here

NOTE: This form according to the story above is being denied since our last meeting.


Common Core in Illinois click here

National Information

The Blaze: Is The Common Core Initative Dumbing Down America's Students?

Stop Common Core website click here

The Truth in American Education click here

Concerned Women For America click here

Ohioans Against Common Core click here

Nationally Controlled Curriculum

Michelle Malkin On Common Core

Attention, parents: Common Core opt-out form now available

By Michelle Malkin  •  March 11, 2013 09:11 AM

Courtesy of Truth in American Education, you can now exercise your parental rights to protect your children from the nationalized Common Core racket. Download, print, Facebook, tweet, and share the opt-out form. The revolt is growing. Make your voice and your choice heard.

My Rotten to the Core series:

Rotten to the Core, Part 4: The Feds’ Invasive Student Tracking Database

Rotten to the Core, Part 3: Lessons from Texas and the Growing Grassroots Revolt

Rotten to the Core, Part 2: Readin’, writin’ and deconstructionism

Rotten to the Core, Part 1: Obama’s War on Academic Standards

Rotten to the Core: Reader feedback from the frontlines

My child’s Common Core-aligned Algebra book is crap



Fuzzy math: A nationwide epidemic

Everyday Math = junk

Obama’s Sputter-nik moment: Cash for Education Clunkers



Stupid education fad of the day: “Mayan Math”

More resources/background/links:

Barry Garelick: A New Kind of Problem: The Common Core Math Standards – Georgia activists: Hereherehere and here.

Pennsylvania revolt against TERC Investigations math.


And more:

“Related Websites” from Truth in American Education has links to all of the following:

Related Websites

Truth in American Education (TAE) focuses on issues related to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), CCSS assessments, Race to the Top (RTTT), student privacy and state longitudinal data systems (SLDS), and the Elementary and Secondary Education ACT (ESEA)/No Child Left Behind (NCLB).  This page links to websites or web pages dedicated to providing information about one or more of these topics to better inform the public about the issues involved.

These selected websites and web pages often address TAE’s issues of concern in addition to addressing other issues.

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March 14 2013 Glenn Beck on Common Core

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