The story of Common Core and data mining begins as most stories do, with a huge, unmet need.
Self-appointed “stakeholder” know-it-alls at the federal level (also at state, corporate, and even university levels) determined that they had the right, and the need, for open access to personal student data– more so than they already had.
The fact that this sort of collectivist, progressive agitprop can be trotted out in open company, let alone on television by a major network, shows once again how far we have gone down into the moral shitter. h/t Liberty Blitzkrieg
This is such an incredibly creepy video it’s actually hard for me to believe it’s real. Professor of political science at Tulane University and MSNBC host, Melissa Harris-Perry states the following:
“…We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it’s everyone’s responsibility, and not just the household’s, then we start making better investments.”
This clip is very important because it really demonstrates the mentality of a statist. They want to run your lives in every way you can possibly imagine, including the upbringing of your children. Outrageous.
Now, call me a knuckle-dragging troglodyte for asking the obvious question, but, why does it seem that so many of these verbose, energetic progressive wack-jobs come from atypical home backgrounds? I.e. Of Melissa Harris-Perry (the hyphenation thing we’ll save for a later diatribe) Wikipedia reports:
…Melissa Victoria Harris was born in Seattle and grew up in the Virginia cities of Charlottesville and Chester, where she attended Thomas Dale High School. Part of a mixed family, she is the youngest of five children. Her black father, William M. Harris Sr., was dean of Afro-American affairs at the University of Virginia, and her white mother, Diana Gray, taught at a community college and worked for nonprofits that helped poor communities. Her mother was raised in a Mormon working-class family in a racially homogeneous neighborhood and went to college at Brigham Young University. After a failed first marriage, her mother left the LDS Church and was a single mother before she met Melissa’s father. “I’ve never thought of myself as biracial,” Harris-Perry says. “I’m black.” Harris-Perry’s family later became Unitarian Universalists.…”
OK, not horrific but a little weird, and not exactly what the majority of Americans were reared under either. Similarly with Barak Obama, or Elena Kagan, or Sonya Sotomayor, and on and on and on. Thus I believe that progressivism may have at its core a psychological foundation rooted in a home life that was too far outside the bell curve, or at least far enough beyond the normal range of the human developmental experience for a more ‘normal’ world view to obtain in adulthood.
[GE NOTE: I laughed so hard at the title of this article coffee shot out of my nose. Well done Frontpage!!]
80 percent of New York City high school students seem to have some trouble reading, but Mayor Bloomberg has no time for them. He’s too busy dealing with serious issues, like soda sizes, gun control in Illinois and the impending destruction of the planet…