As outrage continues to grow surrounding the unprecedented “Common Core” nationalization of K-12 education under the Obama administration — particularly among Republicans, Tea Party groups, conservatives, and libertarians — a new foe of the controversial scheme is attacking the federally backed standardization plan from all angles, including the political left. Known as the Badass Teacher Association, or BATs for short, the nationwide coalition of educators is working hard to defeat the agenda — and they have been wildly successful thus far.
Despite overwhelming evidence that government meddling in higher education has led to soaring tuition costs and decreased quality at U.S. colleges and universities, Obama announced his latest scheme to use federal power in a supposed effort to make higher education more “affordable” while imposing new standards. Rather than following the advice of serious economists by letting the market reduce costs and improve quality, the president insisted this week that more government and more “reforms” were needed to achieve his goals.
Karen Schroeder, president of the Advocates for Academic Freedom, speaks about the Common Core curriculum that is being implemented across the United States. She speaks on the dangers of the federal government controlling the education of America's youths.