Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education
Conform Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education Author:Glenn Beck PUBLIC EDUCATION IS NEVER MENTIONED IN THE CONSTITUTION. WHY? BECAUSE OUR FOUNDERS KNEW THAT IT WAS AN ISSUE FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS--NOT THE FEDERAL ONE. — It's not a coincidence that the more the federal government has inserted itself into public education over the years, the worse our kids have fared. Washington dangles millions of dol... more »lars in front of states and then tells them what they have to do to get it. It's backdoor nationalization of education--and it's leading us to ruin.
In Conform, Glenn Beck presents a well-reasoned, fact-based analysis that proves it's not more money our schools need--it's a complete refocusing of their priorities and a total restructuring of their relationship with the federal government. In the process, he dismantles many of the common myths and talking points that are often heard by those who want to protect the status quo.
Critics of the current system are just "TEACHER BASHERS"...Teachers' unions put KIDS FIRST...Homeschooled kids SUFFER both ACADEMICALLY and SOCIALLY..."LOCAL CONTROL" is an excuse to protect MEDIOCRITY...COMMON CORE is "RIGOROUS"and "STATE LED"...Critics of Common Core are just CONSPIRACY THEORISTS...Elementary school teachers need TENURE...We CAN'T REFORM schools until weERADICATE POVERTY...SCHOOL CHOICE takes money away from PUBLIC SCHOOLS...CHARTER SCHOOLS perform poorly relative to public schools.
There is no issue more important to America's future than education. The fact that we've yielded control over it to powerful unions and ideologically driven elitists is inexcusable. We are failing ourselves, our children, and our country. Conform gives parents the facts they need to take back the debate and help usher in a new era of education built around the commonsense principles of choice, freedom, and accountability.« less
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Just like any political book, your views on it will depend on what your views are politically. If you lean left then you will hate it, if you lean right then you will like it. I have no experience with common core. I have had someone show me common core math and it seems kind of odd to me but you get the correct answer, it just seems like a longer way to get to it. But then again, I am pretty good at math. I guess if I struggled with it then I might have a different opinion.