Chalkbeat reports, “U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday that the federal government is obligated to intervene if states fail to address the rising number of students who are boycotting mandated annual exams.”
The article continues, “A federal education department spokeswoman said last week that the agency could withhold funding from states if some of their districts have too few students take the exams, but that it has not yet done so because states have addressed the issue on their own.”
The agency is the United States Federal Government.
The agency is supported by tax dollars collected from United States citizens.
The agency is withholding money from school districts, the agency is withholding tax dollars, collected from American citizens, as a punitive measure against citizens who choose not to subject their children to Common Core testing that has no relevance other than to line the pockets of “hedgehogs”.
Our United States government is publically declaring that they will use tax dollars to coerce States and LEA’s to follow the Common Core program “or else”.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan feels it is his obligation to threaten school districts to force parents to comply with “mandatory” testing procedures.
The groundswell of solidarity against the Common Core is causing the Education Department concern because they can no longer guarantee the “hedgehogs” their profits.
Now we must take advantage of the momentum gained and fight to change the language of the system.
We must take this opportunity to refocus the intent of education so that ALL of America’s children will receive an excellent education.
We must, as a state and then as a nation, rebel against a government that would turn against its citizens, using bullying tactics to force compliance to a system of education whose only objective is to create “workers”.
We must provide every child in America the opportunity to discover, develop, and direct their individual gifts and talents towards becoming a knowledgeable, actively engaged citizen so that we can begin to realize the freedoms for which so many have fought and died.
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