No parents are hauled out by security in this must-see video, but there were plenty of passionate arguments against New York’s implementation of Common Core, which resulted in a 30-point drop in math scores and a 21-point drop in English proficiency. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg managed to find the bright side, tweeting that the curriculum (and concurrent drop in scores) would “empower students to achieve at higher levels in the years ahead,” but parents aren’t willing to take that chance with their children’s futures, and they let state education commissioner John King know it.


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  • Sur Mar

    Common Core is downright evil; from ever lowering education standards, to data mining Intel on the home private lives of families.
    Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and other such governments did the very same thing to turn the children into mindless drones of the State, and spies for the government.
    Those who were involved in bringing this monster into our schools should be pointed out, and thrown out of their lofty positions.

    • snowleopard (the true one)

      Absolutely, and Common Core can be traced to the UN Agenda 21.

      In AZ we have an idiotic progressive on the state legislature who has planned and publicly announced, he will change the name of Common Core to a name more ‘palatable’ with the AZ people.

      He will keep the same core curriculum and inflict the same damage on our state, just change the name.

      • Ariadnea

        That’s right, and there is nothing common about it, they should change it to a more apt name, the “Rotten Core”.

      • steve

        Exactly Snow! Just like Communist change their name to PROGRESSIVE! A leopard can’t change it’s spots….

        • QWYS (Hydralisk of the Swarm)

          Note: I did up vote you, your sentiment is correct.

          There is a small difference — most progressives are actually fascist by nature. The difference is small, but important.

          The Hindmost does not want the people in control of anything; nor does he want them thinking for themselves. He is constantly helping his corporate supports.

          Fascism — Corporatism — Statism.

          • steve

            Actually the word has blossomed into a kind of umbrella word. They all use the word progressive to describe themselves now. Communism/Marxism/Fascism/Statism and Socialist all use it today. This all started with the Fabian Socialist.

      • Catchance

        That’s why there are long waiting lists for the charter schools. I don’t know about the other charter schools, but there are 17 Great Hearts schools now in Arizona teaching classical education, and they add more schools every year. As the saying goes, the ‘proof of the pudding is in the eating’ and their average scores compared to national scores reflect their higher learning. The SAT scores at the academy at which my son taught math averaged 1883 (national average 1500). 96% of the students last year received college scholarships. 69% were accepted to “More or Most Selective” colleges. These stats compare favorably (or better) to the private academies. (They’re going to be opening up in Texas soon.)

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      So true.
      Bill Ayers, Bill Gates have their names on this, yet they are Not the only persons or entities. The Relationship of Ayers and Obama is something everyone needs to research. Someone else passed this on to us…

      Money moves around―Here’s a serious quip~ Follow the money―how do they make it? how do they use it? are they chasers of it? how do they protect it? and why? Which leads to…

      Marxist Totalitarianism/Authoritarian government because we are in The post Constitutional towering and silo Leviathan 0’Federal Government― which is not cordoned off into political parties in just the U.S., it is worldwide.

      We have to call them out anywhere and everywhere. We The Towns People have to go to the individual States with this, with The Towns People face to face with the State Senators/Legislatures.

      The Federal Government/Constitution/Bill of Rights was and still is being infiltrated/usurped/circumvented in so many ways; give or take about 100 years ago, by so many bad people in so many different directions. America has been post Constitutional for (+ -) for 100 years. We are now in the early stages of totalitarian, authoritarian, communist government. And we will fight it every step of the way, to our grave.

      Today ‘the political elites’ sling the words regardless as to whether they are on American soil or on foreign soil, ‘America is a Democracy’ out of their mouths like it was candy given to a baby for the first time, that they and only they have the ‘”Seal to The Deal” at being the ‘be-all-of-the-end-all-of-the-all-knowing’ solution to all the troubles, which the reality and the truth is that
      America is not a Democracy; America was born into Natural Law, Natural Rights, Sovereign, Constitutionally Free Republic. And the Elites have over a period of approximately the past century, circumvented every liberty, privacy, private property for their own gains, monetarily, personal and prestige, and world notoriety.

      If you have a crowd of people let’s say 30, and the head speaker says repeat after me Hi, and the 30 people repeat Hi for 5 minutes, those 30 people do not realize that they have been duped into being brain-washed into saying Hi for 5 minutes. Replace the word Hi with “Yes We Can”…
      Yes we can Transform America into Something that Is Not What Her Founders Doctrined her to be. Socialism is the Journey to Communism.

      If you weren’t a victim before October 1, 2013. You now are.ObamaCare sealed it. CommonCore is to keep it in the chains of brainwashing.

      There are oodles of people that are not aware of the background of Ayers with the Weatherman Underground and the bombings in America. And who he dedicated a book he co-authored Prairie Fire to ‘Sirhan Sirhan’. [The University of Illinois has denied 1960s radical William Ayers emeritus faculty status after trustees Chairman Christopher Kennedy noted Ayers dedicated a book to, among others, the man who killed Kennedy’s father, Robert F. Kennedy.] –

      Arrogant elite…

      Fabian Socialist/Communist.

      Adolf, Lenin, Stalin, Alinski, Frank Marshall Davis, Obama
      Also, know all you can know about Joseph Kennedy Sr. he was in awe of the Soviet healthcare system…Obama/Pelosi/Reid and the rest of the Leftists dedicated ACA/ObamaCare to Joseph Kennedy Srs. last son…Edward “Teddy”.

    • Ken Alan Draper

      “Those who were involved in bringing this monster into our schools should be pointed out, and thrown out of their lofty positions”

      You are way too lenient, let these monsters loose and leave them free to create more evil. the only punishment on the books for treason is death, and make no mistake about it sabotaging the next generation of Americans IS treason.

      • Sur Mar

        To convict someone of Treason, the U.S. House would have to draw up a charge of treason; then the Senate would hold the trial needing 2/3 vote to convict.
        Not likely to happen unless you have a veto proof majority in the senate.

  • trixiewoobeans

    We’ve got to roll back education to BEFORE the Dept. of Education was formed, and mucked everything up.

    • snowleopard (the true one)

      I have seen examples of middle school tests from the 1920s and 1930s, from cities, towns and even smaller rural schools. Students nowadays would be hard pressed to get an acceptable grade on them, and I wonder how far we have regressed in our education even compared to a century ago.

      • trixiewoobeans

        I know how far we’ve regressed just comparing my education to my childrens’. Mine was like rocket science compared to theirs. I’ve also seen curriculums from “way back,” and they were very strenuous. Now it’s a cakewalk, and they STILL can’t read.

  • Steve__Jacobson

    “New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg managed to find the bright side, tweeting that the curriculum (and concurrent drop in scores) would “empower students to achieve at higher levels in the years ahead,”
    So Bloomberg is saying that by dumbing down the cirriculum the students will become smarter?

    • snowleopard (the true one)

      No, Bloomberg is saying that by dumbing down the curriculum the students will make perfect Democrats.”

    • NRPax

      Well, there was the Slate writer who insisted that if we accept lower standards, things will get better in a few generations.

    • Mama Bear

      Saying the dumbing down of students will make them smarter is the equivalent of “spending your way out of debt”. These moron libs just don’t know when to stop. Down is up, up is down.

  • Maxx

    Using the billionaire buffoon’s backass analogy that lower scores would eventually make kids smarter, we all should be pounding 96-oz Big Gulps to lose weight.

  • trixiewoobeans

    Totally unrelated, Twitchy, but you need to show the Truckers driving to DC some love.

  • NixTyranny

    Now we get it, Mayor. If we hold kids back while they’re young, they’ll really excel when the become adults.

  • stuckinIL4now

    Let’s see … there’s Obamacare and now there’s ObamaCORE.

  • rambler

    Gee, common core…..a program designed by idiots, approved by idiots, taught to idiots, defended by idiots and designed to make all children idiots!

  • ToyZebra

    It can’t “empower students to achieve at higher levels in the years ahead” if they don’t have a solid foundation to begin with. Garbage in, garbage out.

  • NRPax

    Let me save some of your brain cells. Instead of linking directly to the article, I’ll send you the fisking that author Larry Correia did of it:

    One of his most beautiful statements: You write for Slate because you couldn’t master a fry cooker.

    • Ruth

      Thanks, that was brilliant.

      • NRPax

        His books are as good as his rants. -:-)

  • NRPax

    But you can throw more money at it to keep it going.

  • CobraJet428

    In the beginning when Mr. Young, Jr. says, “We will take your comments quite seriously.” That’s code for: This Meeting To Express Your Views Is All A Show To Give The Appearance Of A Democratic Process But, In The End, We Will Ignore Totally What You Have To Say And Shove Common Core Down Your Throats Just Like Obamacare, Immigration Reform, Food Safety Bill, Taxes And Loss Of Liberties Because We Are Government And You’re Just Serfs Who Can’t Do Anything About It Short Of Revolution.

    • TexasMom2012

      Get involved with your school board. We had a tone deaf one here until our subdivision banded together and completely overturned the board in an election. Didn’t take much to do because so few vote in local elections! Now they listen to us.

  • lynney62

    How on earth did America get to this point when we are now being run by Communists? Shame on us all for letting this happen!

  • Spinmamma

    The contempt for the public school parents is so beyond the pale.

  • kblue905

    We just pulled three of our five children out of public school (in TN) and began homeschooling. Our two remaining in public school (5th & 8th grade) are attending a STEM charter school, and at this point, I simply do not have the education in advanced mathematics to help them reach their maximum potential. The kindergarten standards are outrageous (we have 5 year old twins). Our 3rd grader is dyslexic (with an IQ higher than the two in charter school), but the school seemed to be fine with the fact that she was a C student, instead of the A student that she could be. We are currently searching for a qualified math & science tutor, to enable us to homeschool all 5. I expect severe backlash once we remove the oldest two, but I refuse to chain my children to a system that encourages mediocrity.

  • Angela Grinnage

    What exactly is common core?

    • Ruth

      Go to and put common core in the search box. She has numerous articles on it.

    • $25753324

      The educational version of Obamacare.

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  • rambler

    If only they were dems and not the commie infiltrators from the 60s radical days. They tried getting CC in the IL schools during the 90s and failed. A radical never takes no for an answer.

  • Jason Call

    I just now handled a Yugo M-24(apparently the pre-WWII forerunner of the M-48) at Cabela’s in Mitchell, SD. Sweet weapon. Out the door for $379, if you’re interested. #Trucking

    • BlahBlah

      Ha waddaya know they sell those here. Thanks but I live in Manhattan and we can’t have ANY weapons. But since it is kittens puppies unicorns everywhere we don’t really need them. We just point to the nearest GUN FREE ZONE sign and criminals flee in panic!

  • Michele Pullara Allen

    Hooray for these parents!!!! Your strength and passion gives the rest of hope for America!!!! Stand strong and stay LOUD!!!! These “progressives” CANNOT have our children!!!!

  • Ken Alan Draper

    That’s because the culture of European countries makes it easier for the communist/fascist to take control. The whole Royalty/peasent dynamic is still pretty strong in the psyche of Europeans. where in Americans the idea of the individual was the predominent. the Communists/fabian socialists recognized this after the failure of Woodrow Wilson’s socialist takeover and they have been working through the education system, and through government entitlement programs to instill this lord/peasent mentality in Americans ever since.

  • Ken Alan Draper

    you didn’t think the media was going to cover it did you? remember how they tried to spin The Glenn Back rally at the Lincoln memorial as a none event? while at the same time massively inflating the number that showed up at Jesse Jackson’s event a week later?

  • Always Vigilant

    In this video, a friend describes navy-yard shooter Aaron Alexis as a liberal and supporter of Hussein Obama:

  • Susancnw

    Is there a transcript of this anywhere?