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Video: Common Core -- the cookie cutter curriculum

In this Jan. 16, 2013 file photo, concerned grandparent Sue Lile, of Carmel, Ind., shows her opposition to Common Core standards during a rally at the State House rotunda in Indianapolis. Some states are pushing back against the new set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math that replace a hodgepodge of of goals that had varied wildly from state to state and are being widely implemented this school year in most states. (AP/The Star, Frank Espich)

In the latest Afterburner, host Bill Whittle tackles one of the biggest threats to the future of America.  Common Core the federal cookie cutter education standards that are dumbing down our students and using our schools to push political agendas.  The problem with Common Core, Bill explains, is the very idea of Common Core:

It’s the concentration of power in an age of dispersing power, and, like other doomed, massive, slow, pea-brained creatures, progressives and politicians just love it and are so busy staring down at it in wonder that they fail to see the glowing light in the sky behind them, which is the reality of the Information Age entering the atmosphere to blow them to smithereens and leave only the small, the smart, the decentralized and the agile.


Full transcript available here.

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