Book Title: Common Core: A Trojan Horse for Education Reform
Publisher: Turn The Helm Publishing
Author: Orlean Koehle
"Common Core State Standards Initiative" is the latest education program coming down from the Obama
administration, preparing the way for Obama's "Race to the Top Assessments," which will take place in 2014,
when all the computer software is in place to test the minds of the nation's children to see how well Common
Core (CC) has been sufficiently taught. The test will be given online, as are most of the lessons preparing for it.
CC pretends to be a benign "State" program, State-written and controlled. It is touted as being "more
rigorous" and will "better prepare students for college and the workplace." However, none of the above is true.
CC is really a deceptive Trojan Horse, a national program, written by a national cartel, supported by President
Obama and the Federal Department of Education. It is imposing national standards and curriculum on all of the 46
States that have signed onto it. [Texas, Alaska, Nebraska, and Virginia have refused it. Minnesota has adopted
the English, but not the math.] CC is not improving education standards but is dumbing them down. The
following are facts and reasons why parents and educators should reject Common Core in their States:
• No Vote by Congress: Since Obama has his "stimulus money" that he can use "cart blanche" for whatever
he desires, he did not go to Congress for permission or funding to come up with a new education program.
He just went straight to the governors and enticed them with funding if they would sign on to Common Corp.
• No Vote by State Legislators: Legislators have had no vote concerning Common Core either. They were
bypassed in the decision to accept it into their States. If this truly is a State and local program why have they
been left out?