The Common Core of Sex in the Afternoon
Good Friday Morning!
“Hugo and Felicia stripped in their room, dissolving easily into one another, and made love against the whitewashed walls. Hugo bit Felicia’s breast and left purplish bands of bruises on her upper thighs. He knelt before her in the tub and massaged black Spanish soap between her legs. He entered her repeatedly from behind.” Dreaming in Cuban
“He would rather die than take his thing out of me. Of me. Not until he has let go of all he has, and give it to me. To me. To me. When he does, I feel a power. I be strong, I be pretty, I be young.” The Bluest Eye
So you say…… “Not my kid!” Yes your kid. This is part of the reality of the Common Core. At first glance, the Common Core boast a lofty set of goals… The mission statement reads:
“The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy. ”
Well, that sounds good. We all want our children who are the future of this nation to have success in their college and careers. We want them to have a robust and relevant education. Check, got it….
It is a fact that many school districts are not as advanced as others and in this mobile society that we live in, we want to make sure that each ans every child would be able to move from one school district to another without feeling inadequate or unable to succeed. In other words, suppose your job had you relocate from say, Maryland, Massachusetts, or New York which boast the first second and third best schools in the nation to South Dakota, Nevada, Idaho or Mississippi (which are rated the worst) the education should at least be comparable and should proceed seamlessly —- removing all other factors. Check, got it….
In addition, with standardized testing, each child should have the same ability to score well and compete to attend the college of their choice without the burden of an inferior educational preparation. Check, got it…..
We ALL want our exceptionally, naturally gifted, offspring to achieve, excel and do well. No one has the desire to raise a household of male and female “Jethro Bodines” taking off their shoes to do their “go-zin-tas” for sums over 10.
Well, you would think we are all uneducated fools when we raised pointed, carefully researched questions about the costs, quality, validity, constitutionality and intrusiveness of Common Core. Bush thinks you are “purely political” beasts who are recklessly harming your own kids’ scholastic advancement.
“If you’re comfortable with mediocrity, fine. I’m not,” Bush hissed at Common Core critics. “(W)e’re not going to be able to sustain this extraordinarily exceptional country unless we challenge every basic assumption on how we do things.” Townhall
You see, the proponents of Common Core have taken on the sneer and ridicule mantle to press their point of intellectual superiority — especially where your kids are concerned. The message being “Unless you agree with me, you desire to raise stupid, unaccomplished children”.
So, do we have a right to question? Do we have a right to challenge. You Bet and You Better.
While the Common Core is fast becoming the mantra of education, you have a right to question the content. This concerns YOUR children, not the politicians or the school boards. For the life of me, I can not understand how lowered expectations in mathematics and ponography replacing great literature will “enhance” anything except…..
And finally, do we really want to make high school literature class worthy of a steamy sexual moment followed by a cigarette? Are we ready to be brow beaten by those who feel that by virtue of holding an elected office they might be “the decider” as to the level of “robust and relevant” sexual literature and experience each and every child should have before venturing out into the world?
Parents, educate thyself…