Letter: Common Core Is a Marxist Plot

To the Editor:

This is in direct response to the Nov. 9 commentary piece by Vermont Secretary of Education Armando Vilaseca, “Common Core Makes Sense For Vermont.” The Common Core curriculum, a part of the communist agenda, is being pushed on the states by the federal government through funding requirements and extreme political pressure. It is a totally un-American, Marxist curriculum! Its aim is to dumb down our children and indoctrinate them with a servile mentality suited for a global totalitarian government. It destroys patriotism and nationalism and the heritage we all hold dear. It indoctrinates against individuality and degrades the unique worth of each individual. It destroys creativity, intelligent thinking, and rational problem-solving. It gives the federal government complete control of our children’s minds!

We have survived all these decades with a wonderful and working form of education under our state educational systems. All power is being taken away from parents and from the grassroots level of government. That is exactly how communism works. Common Core is based on U.N. Agenda 21, which would force all of us into a society that is in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution. We have been deceived beyond belief. Check it out for yourselves at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0X0EFeH25bw; www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNeimlu9jxk; www.youtube.com/watch?v=SW2Xj6JrERc; www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XBsbxYJHms.

Judith A. Persin



Column: Common Core Makes Sense for Vermont

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Montpelier Vermont, along with 44 other states, adopted a common set of educational standards called the Common Core State Standards that will be used to articulate what we expect our students to know and demonstrate from pre-kindergarten to grade 12. Vermont’s current Framework of Standards has been in place for over a decade and has served us well. As society’s …