Proponents of Common Core are outraged that opponents sometimes brand the education reform initiative as “Obamacore“. Really? Just because it is already being used a a propaganda tool to promote the President?
Recently, at least one Tennessee school had students complete an assignment as part of the CCSS (Common Core State Standards) approved lesson plans. The first part of the assignment was for students to read President Barack Obama’s 2009 Inauguration Address. Then they had to answer the “Big Question.” And what WAS the “Big Question”?? “How will President Obama make our country more secure. What role does he see our country playing in the world.”
Putting aside the fact that there might be more current information available for analysis when it comes to President Obama’s ACTUAL track record in terms of national and international security than a nearly six year old speech (Benghazi, Syria, the disaster in Egypt, the rise of radical Islam in the entire Middle East, a terror attack in Kenya just a few months after President Obama assured us that Al Qaeda was on the run, etc. etc.), are there other assignments that might also be worth of study? The success of President Ronald Reagan in dealing with the former Soviet Empire and bringing down the Berlin Wall; or President George W. Bush’s response to the 9-11 terror attacks and the ability he showed in creating a huge international response to those attacks both come to mind. But then again, those wouldn’t promote the Obama is AWESOME agenda that clearly underlines the Common Core curriculum.
This is “just” an assignment, you might say? Oh, so it won’t be on the test???????
Obamacore???? You betcha!!!