Monday, May 19, 2014

School Election 2014 - A Turning Point

School elections are tomorrow.  Unless you have children in school -- or your school taxes have become unaffordable --  the motivation to vote is often not there.

But this year is different.  This is the first election since implementation of the Common Core, giving a national-issue dimension to your local school election.

Ask your candidates how they feel about Common Core.  Ask what they think they can do about implementation of Common Core.  If you get something back like "higher standards are always a good thing," ask them how they know the standards are "higher?"  If you get something back like "I have taken an oath of office to uphold the law" ask them how do they know what the law is?

If you are told that the problem is in the "implementation of the standards,"  run the other way.  You are facing someone who believes that the Common Core standards (which are a vehicle for political indoctrination) are a good thing.

The students of today will be running the government of the future.  What you choose tomorrow may define that future.

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