Before Hurricane Katrina damaged or destroyed more than 100 of New Orleans’ 128 public schools in August 2005, Cohen College Prep was one of the worst-performing schools in the city, with very few students graduating and fewer still being accepted into college. In the aftermath CCP was turned into a charter school, and now almost 100 percent of its students not only graduate but are accepted into college.
Lawmakers and the Obama administration are plotting to unconstitutionally commandeer local schools and turn them into “full-service community schools” — government centers that will usurp vast new responsibilities over children that have traditionally been handled by parents and families.
While the battle may get depressing, there is hope when it comes to crushing the deeply unpopular Common Core standards and what they represent, says a prominent educator who for years has been travelling the nation warning about the Obama administration-backed takeover of education.
The education establishment has big plans for your children, and its operatives are openly bragging about them. In essence, UNESCO and its cohorts are working to globalize education for the purpose of indoctrinating all of humanity with the same dangerous propaganda — and to create what they refer to as “green” and “global” citizens.
The United Nations wants its member states, mostly dictatorships and repressive regimes, to clamp down hard on educational freedom under the guise of “human rights.” Concerned that students in private schools around the world are not receiving sufficient doses of globalist indoctrination prescribed by various global agreements, the dictator-dominated UN “Human Rights Council” passed a resolution this month calling on governments worldwide to “monitor” and “regulate” non-government education. Governments and dictators should also impose “standards” on private schools, the UN bureaucrats and government representatives said in the deeply controversial document.
At a recent education conference, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pushed Agenda 21 priorities for inclusion in the classrooms of the world.
In brazen defiance of the enumerated powers listed in the U.S. Constitution that all lawmakers swore an oath to uphold, both houses of Congress passed massive “education” bills packed with attacks on real education, local control of schools, student and family privacy, and the rights of parents. Despite false campaign promises by Republicans to rein in the Obama administration, the legislation passed by the GOP majority purports to reauthorize a dizzying array of unconstitutional federal “education” schemes — including draconian tools Obama has lawlessly used to nationalize education through the hugely unpopular Common Core standards. The White House has already indicated that it supports the legislation and will sign it, but critics are up in arms.
A federal education bill sponosred by Republicans denies parents the right to opt their kids out of federally mandated tests.