The great philosopher Elvis Presley once said …
“Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain’t goin’ away.”
The King would probably see lots of suspicious lies in this education madness … and be all shook up over the lack of truth.
So here’s the question of the day … and a shot of truth.
Is Common Core racist? Damn straight it is.
Instead … it screwed the pooch.
It’s a discussion that found no solution in this reform … and here’s why.
So the politically-correct reform crowd looked past the truth … snapped on their blinders … and let the mess live on.
That’s not a reform … that’s a hustle. Taxpayers got fleeced for billions … and disadvantaged kids got screwed over. Again.
The race card would surely show up … because it almost always does. And that would require even more hard truth … which would bring more discomfort … which would reveal more ugly realities. Lots more. And who needs more of that sort of truth?
So, less became more.
Reforms would apply across the board. And it didn’t much matter if a school was wildly successful or a perennial failure. Everyone was gonna sip the same reform medicine … even if it destroyed good schools … and made bad ones worse.
Know what that’s called?
Benign neglect. It’s pretend.
And that’s all Common Core did … pretend.
The ugly beauty of Common Core is that it screwed everyone. With ugly equality.
And so the idiots were free to reform this and that. And they went to town.
Made lots of bad decisions and mounds of money. And they scammed everyone.
They made an issue of recess, vaccinated seven and eight year olds with grit and rigor, and taught kids to read a novel with a microscope. They ignored music and art … and did their best to wipe out childhood.
They insisted that no one really understood math … and they were gonna teach us what mankind never knew.
And we all know how that turned out.
Those reforms did nothing for the kids trapped in the worst schools. They were a waste. A sorry waste.
So here we are … a decade later … and a bazillion dollars down the drain.
Everything has stood still. And still no one wants to let the sun shine in … because no one wants to see the mess.
Mostly … they don’t wanna have to look into the eyes of those kids.