In recent weeks, I have been very much involved in research surrounding the current state of WV’s efforts to climb inside the trap that is called Common Core State Standards (CCSS). CCSS is alleged to be a voluntary state program to standardize the educational curriculum and performance standards among the fifty individual states.
However, early in its development, the Obama Administration seized the opportunity to use the concurrently created Race to the Top program as a hook to suck states into quickly adopting the CCSS by linking that adoption to funding made available by RTTT. No CCSS – No RTTT money. Brilliantly simple and all but five states, including WV, fell for it hook, line, and sinker.
So, what does this have to do with political asylum? Well, I’ll tell you. CCSS is a diabolical effort to set a uniform means of testing and evaluating across all states, but much more. Through it, each state MUST link to a national database containing seriously personal information concerning everything from grades, psych evaluations, religious preference, social security number, etc. However, what is less commonly understood is that the Obama Administration – by-passing Congress through an executive order – altered the interpretation of the Federal Education Resource Protection Act (FERPA) to allow non-government and non-education-related private entities to access education records that are under the control of the Department of Education (which the national database would be). [Read more...]
About Tom Stark
Tom Stark began writing for the Engage Family Minute blog in February 2012. As a small business owner Tom is passionate about the intersection of faith and politics in the life of Christians and the community around him. Having been touched by both the abortion issue and the issue of homosexuality in his own family, Tom is passionate about defending the lives of the unborn and upholding Biblical Truth. Tom also writes for www.westvirginiaconservative.com