Air Date: September 1, 2015
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: E. Ray Moore
What is Common Core? How is it being used to influence children? Is it something new or is it actually an old idea packaged in a new wrapper?
Joining Jim to discuss this issue was E. Ray Moore. He’s the president of Frontline Ministries, Inc. and the Exodus Mandate Project. He is a retired Chaplain and Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Army Reserve. He’s the author of ‘Let My Children Go,’ the executive producer of the film, ‘Indoctrination’ and on this program he brought attention to the DVD, ‘Escaping Common Core: Setting Our Children Free.’
Common Core is a new term for an old agenda where new national standards have been created. It began under Horace Mann who kicked off the concept of state-sponsored public schools in the 1830’s and ’40’s in Boston. From there you move into the progressive era in the turn of the 20th century with John Dewey.
President Bush (Senior) had ‘America 2000,’ President Clinton had ‘Goals 2000,’ Bush (Jr.) had ‘No Child Left Behind’ and President Obama has had ‘Race to the Top.’ Moore believes all of these are the unfolding of the same agenda that involves control and indoctrination through government schools. It’s part of a worldwide socialism model to dumb-down the culture and move away from traditional pedagogy and education.
Organizations involved in the formation of Common Core included the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. It started with language arts and math and Moore believes it will move into social studies and history. They were largely funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Moore believes the root of this effort involves humanism and secularism and that it has bi-partisan support at the national level.
If you’re concerned about how Common Core is affecting textbooks, the atmosphere in the classrooms our how it may even affect our national sovereignty, you’ll want to review this Crosstalk broadcast.
To obtain a copy of the DVD-Escaping Common Core: Setting Our Children Free, go to the Crosstalk store or call 1-800-729-9829.