We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
(Years ago) Tucker outlined to Hillary the transformation of the entire American system into "a seamless web that extends from cradle to grave" and is the "same system for everyone," coordinated by a "system of labor market boards at the local, state and federal levels" where curriculum and job matching will be handled by counselors "accessing the integrated computer-based program." The mission of schools would change from "teaching children academic basics and knowledge to training them to serve the global economy in jobs selected by workforce boards" in an outcome-based system "guided by clear national standards of performance," set to "international benchmarks" that "define the stages of the system for the people who progress through it." In this "new system of linked standards, curriculum and pedagogy will abandon the American tracking system." Best of all, college loans debt will be forgiven for "public service." Sound familiar?
The quotes sounds close to the old "everyone has their place, everyone in their place ... and I am on top"
Trying to wrap my mind around Common Core has been difficult has I find Educator English as foreign as Old English. So, attend school board meetings, in the public comment time, ask for plain english translations. Pay attention to who is running for school board (and in a few places school superintendent) and school board members are appointed, pay attention to who does the appointing. We do have local control of our schools as long as we're willing to have it.
Despite all their claims for being so independent minded and free thinking, liberals are big fans of top-down, one size fits all conformity. I have severed ties with all liberal acquaintances and family members. They can rot in hell.