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October 7, 2013
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Letter: Beware government-controlled curriculum

Parents: wake up and act now!

It is past time for parents to pay attention to what our schools are teaching and what is coming from our leftist government.

First they brought in evolution, which basically teaches we exist by accident; no God is necessary and it eliminates belief in Creation. Now they are trying to force our schools to accept Common Core, which is another government-controlled curriculum, something like ObamaCare ­— you will find out what it is after we install it.

According to Freedom Project Education, Common Core is “ a deeply controversial scheme to nationalize education standards being pushed by the Obama Administration.” Dr. Duke Pesta, academic director at FPE and professor of English at Wisconsin University said this program will “go unnoticed until it is too late.” The Beacon newspaper says it ”will result in a loss of state and local control ... over school materials and what children learn.”

Dr. Pesta also said, “... under the guise of health, tax funded abortion behemoth Planned Parenthood ... is involved in the development.” The curriculum even quotes from sections of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Is this not indoctrination of our children?

Curriculum director, Mary Black, a four decade educator, says; “ The standards themselves are written in a manner that will teach students what to think, not how to think.”

Find out what is really going on by attending the next meeting of Voice of School Families, which meets Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 406 S.E. Oak Ave., Roseburg. Then go to a school board meeting and don’t accept their excuse that we have to follow government guidelines. Read your constitution. Wake up and seize the moment, or suffer as the Russian people have under government control.

Chuck Stuermer

Roseburg


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