March 24, 2014

Bunker Mentality

Filed under: Activism,Education,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 11:12 am

It seems that communicating with Ohio Governor John Kasich and his team is becoming quite difficult for ordinary concerned Ohioans (paragraphs breaks and bolds are mine):

Ohio Grandma “Brushed Off” by Governor Kasich

“I am writing to you as a concerned – no – terrified grandmother of a 6 year old who will be going into the first grade in the fall – the same time Common Core will begin implementation in Ohio public schools.

I have written to Gov. Kasich several times only to be brushed off with a form letter praising Common Core standards.

Ohio needs to be the next state to opt out……..yesterday.

I’ve seen horrible examples of the math where children no longer use two steps to solve a problem but have to go through 108 steps (as one school in Oklahoma has students doing) and the awful language arts assignments where children have to choose the more “emotional” verb to complete a sentence i.e. “nagging” as opposed to “asking.”

The thought of my granddaughter and all the other children in public schools having to sit at a computer to be “assessed” is terribly disturbing and an invasion of personal privacy.

And the rewriting of history is just another way of indoctrinating children who have no idea what’s happening.

I and my other concerned moms and dads and grandparents need to know that you will do everything you can to stop Common Core in Ohio.

23 states have already amended or repealed Common Core. PLEASE make Ohio the 24th state. Thank you.”

Kasich appears to have a fairly strong friendship with Jeb Bush, who has largely ruined his great legacy as Florida’s governor by championing Common Core.

That friendship and Team Kasich’s insularity lead me to believe that the Governor won’t do anything about Common Core unless and until the Ohio Legislature forces his hand by putting a bill to repeal it, delay it, or otherwise somehow de-fang it in front of him which he must either sign or veto.

This is what they must do.

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3 Comments

  1. Kasich is also BFF’s with Common Core’s other big-government cheerleader, Mike Huckabee.

    Comment by @EducationFreedo — March 24, 2014 @ 11:31 am

  2. Wow, why and when did Kasich start becoming and acting like a idiot? And don’t ask me to explain one time hardcore school choice champion Jeb Bush’s idiocy either.

    Comment by zf — March 24, 2014 @ 8:22 pm

  3. Bush is off the reservation (saying for instance that if we don’t like Common Core then we are “satisfied w/mediocrity.”)
    Unfortunately R’s have been bought by the Gates-funded US Chamber, that buy off R’s at the state level. It’s all power, and crony capitalism.
    Kasich – for whom we campaigned – is facilitating the nationalization of both healthcare & education.

    As Tom might say, “Bleep him for that.” ;)

    Comment by @educationfreedo — March 25, 2014 @ 11:04 pm

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