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Published On: Mon, Sep 23rd, 2013

Former teacher Karen Schoen talks Common Core, details the new standards for the ‘human captial’

Former teacher, turned political activist, Karen Schoen spoke with Dispatch Radio about the new Common Core standards, changes parents can expect and the history of their development.

From the September 27 broadcast Schoen says the school are removing the standard skills which will be devastating to the reading skills of the students.

Common Core: Karen Schoen discusses the changes in education were discussed on Dispatch Radio Common Core logo: ednewscolorado.org

Common Core: Karen Schoen discusses the changes in education were discussed on Dispatch Radio
Common Core logo: ednewscolorado.org

“Basically they removed the tools to read. They are no longer teaching spelling, grammar, punctuation, cursive writing and literature. Therefore…if you expect someone to be able to read and you take away their tools, how do you expect them to be able to read, which is why we have the reading problems that we have today.”

Schoen continues, pointing to the “Information Reading” requirements in the curriculum and the move away from classics and poetry.

“That’s training. We train our pets, we don’t train people,” alluding to the “training for work” shift in focus and the management of the “human capital.”

Common Core is invasive and in many cases replaces state oversight and teacher direction with federal authority, violating the constitutional division of power, asserts the frustrated former teacher.

“Math is factual, so if you are training the human capital that there are no facts, then you really don’t them to learn math,” Schoen says to address the ‘3×4 =11’ story on Common Core from August.

Schoen’s exhibits her in-depth knowledge of Common Core’s evolution and long history through name changes and multiple financial supporters.

Schoen is a former teacher, now political activist speaking out regularly on the facts about Common Core, Agenda 21 (agenda21today.com) and many other topics featured on Save America Foundation, Americaismyname.org and others.

Check out the full audio replay below, the full show replay is HERE

 

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