I wish to commend and “second” Glenda Frei’s excellent letter [Oct. 23 issue] warning of the dangers of just the latest of orchestrated federal indoctrination programs, Common Core.
In her very correct description of this monstrous “education” plan, Glenda perhaps left out one critical word: communist. For, in the hands of the “unelected (bureaucratic) reformers and profiteers” she mentions, that is exactly the direction American education is being dragged.
For proof, just check the rotted core of it all. Number 17, among the 45 Rules for Communist Takeover of a Nation, prescribes a centralized (national) education system.
So, what is the very deepest problem here? Answer: We the People who accept such unconstitutional dictates. Closest to home, Idaho’s Department of Education is to blame if it implements Common Core. We the people always have the real power, if only we will use it.
You know the saying: “What if they gave a war and nobody came?” Well, what if conniving tyrants crafted insane indoctrination schemes, but no one bought into them?!
Parents, pull your kids out of the federal system, if that is what’s needed to protect them.
Idaho, let’s bring education back home, under the control of independent, local school boards! Maybe then some sanity will once again rule the day.