Common Core in America: State-sponsored Religion

Common Core in America: State-sponsored Religion March 26, 2015

In 2014-2015 America, public school students via Common Core are:

Parents in every state are outraged, protesting, and asking, “Why is Islam being taught in public schools?” and “How did this happen?” “Where is the ACLU?” “Where are the people ‘protesting against’ religion being taught in public schools?”

The short answer is Common Core.

Globally, Common Core originated from the “One World Education” concept, orchestrated by The Connect All Schools program, reportedly funded by the Qatar Foundation International (QFI). The director of QFI’s Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics is Tariq Ramadan, grandson of Muslim Brotherhood founder, Hassan al-Banna.

According to WND, in 2011, QFI “partnered with the Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to facilitate matchmaking between classrooms in the U.S. and international schools through … the ‘Connect All Schools’ project.” QFI states on its website that the initiative was founded in response to Obama’s infamous 2009 Cairo speech, during which members of the Muslim Brotherhood were seated in the front row.

Former president Barack Obama’s alleged mentor and documented domestic terrorist, Bill Ayers, reportedly received $49.2 million from Vartan Gregorian, a board member of the Qatar Foundation, who was also reportedly involved with Obama’s White House Fellowships Commission. Gregorian is an integral part of “Connect All Schools,” WND reports, through which Qatar invested $5 million to teach Arabic in American public schools.

Domestically, in America, Common Core was “created by” the National Governor’s Association (NGA), Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), Achieve Inc., ACT, and the College Board. The Common Core State Standards are copyrighted by the NGA and CCSSO a private company.

Many groups helped create these standards (chief among them, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Nations), but Pearson Education, an NGA donor and CCSSO’s listed business and industry partner, is integral to Common Core. According to its website, Pearson Education designs “education products and services to institutions, governments and direct to individual learners.” Listed on the London and New York Stock Exchange, of its numerous investors, the Libyan Investment Authority is its largest financial contributor, holding 26 million shares.

According to the Financial Times, the Libyan Investment Authority was founded by Muammer Gaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam; more than five Gaddifi family members own shares at the time of the original publication of this article. The Council on Islamic Relations (CAIR, a recently designated terrorist organization by the United Arab Emirates), Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the Muslim Brotherhood all heavily invested in Pearson Education through the Libyan Investment Authority. Despite this connection, according to The Guardian, Pearson Education claims as a public company operating in a free market it has no control over its shareholders’ terrorist related activities.

Here’s an example of curriculum sent to me by a parent:

Intro to Islam Common Core Curriculum
Intro to Islam Common Core Curriculum

Common Core was implemented in states that accepted federal funds from the 2009 “Race to the Top” initiative, which encouraged states to receive federal money to adopt new standards that would improve their public school children’s test performance results. In order for a state to participate, the state board of education and the state’s educational professional standards board would have voted to adopt Common Core standards. Each participating state has posted the Common Core Standards on its respective state department of education websites.

Two years prior to the “Race to the top” initiative, in 2007, the FBI uncovered documents revealing the goals of the Muslim Brotherhood to indoctrinate American K-12 students by teaching Islam. They were part of the 2007 Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terror-funding trial in U.S. history.

The FBI uncovered the Muslim Brotherhood’s Manifesto, “On the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” (Exhibit 42945 and Exhibit 42946). Keep in mind its slogan: “Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our Leader; the Quran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the path of Allah is our highest hope.”

After states applied for “Race to the top” federal funds in 2009, Pearson Education helped create Common Core curriculum and standards, and also became the sole evaluator of teachers in some states.

In May 2014 Pearson Education took over New York State’s teacher certification process. In order for New York State to continue receiving “Race to the Top” federal funds it had to implement “reforms.” Pearson Education also began solely administering the Teacher Performance assessment (TPA).

Instead of the state hiring the teachers, a private company whose investors fund terrorism and propagate Islam evaluates teachers.

Additionally, it remains unclear which state or federal bodies exist to oversee university programs (under Title VI of the Higher Education Act) that are training K-12 teachers to develop lesson plans and seminars on “Middle East Studies.”

Here are a few examples of such materials:

Common Core High School Vocabulary Quiz on Islam
Common Core High School Vocabulary Quiz on Islam sent to me by a parent
Common Core homework published on Facebook by parent.
Common Core homework published on Facebook by parent.

In order to end Common Core and eliminate the Islamic indoctrination being taught in public schools, parents may demand that:

  • Their state school board members be investigated and/or fired and replaced,
  • Their state legislature and governor reject “Race to the top” federal funds and implement legislation or reverse its state education department’s implementation of Common Core in their state, and
  • Exempt their child from state testing.

Parents can also take their children out of public schools.

Parental rights are guaranteed by the 14th amendment. The Supreme Court has held that parents possess the “fundamental right” to “direct the upbringing and education of their children.” The court ruled in Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U.S. 510, 534-35, that “the child is not the mere creature of the State: those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right coupled with the high duty to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations.”

The Supreme Court criticized the Nebraska state legislature for attempting to interfere “with the power of parents to control the education of their own” in Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 U.S. 390, 402. It ruled a parent’s right to raise his/her children means a parent is protected from unreasonable state interferences, one of the unwritten “liberties” protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment” in Meyer v. Nebraska.

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