Common Core: Education for a post-employment society

From Breitbart:

Exclusive: Former Pearson Exec Reveals Anti-American Agenda in Common Core

Kim Koerber (KK): People that are not educated, Fox TV viewers think that Common Core comes from the educated liberal groups and that’s why they are against it. They don’t know anything about it. They think it’s liberal so they’re against it. That’s what I think it is. It’s a knee jerk reaction. My mother, oh my God, she’s a Fox person. If I could remove Fox from my television set, I would…

I did a big presentation yesterday for AP US History and the AP US History agenda was set, until Texas got upset about it and they wanted to have their founders – they wanted founders in it. And it’s like – come on. The dead white guys did not create this country. It was a whole bunch of different kinds of people. And yes there were women, and yes there were people of color, and yes…you need to talk about them too. But they want to talk about those dead white guys.

And that’s the problem. You’re getting pushback, because there’s a bunch of Republican people, conservatives that don’t like being told what to do by people they don’t agree with. More.

Reality check: Common Core is an effort to replace evidence with narrative. Put another way, it doesn’t matter who built what or how or why; all identity groups must be represented equally in the Correct narrative.

Facts don’t need to matter in a curriculum for a post-employment society because most people won’t be trained to do anything.

See also: Good news!: Bad ‘crats paid to stay home Bad ‘crat! Bad! Dispatches from the post-employment society

American workers giving up on work? No. Work is giving up on American workers.

High minimum wage closes low-income friendly stores File under: The early stages of the post-employment society.

  • Cheezus that’s depressing!

  • I worked for years in edu publishing, and am not in the least surprised.

  • Martin B

    “The dead white guys did not create this country”

    Those dead white guys warned that the country they created would only last as long as Americans were vigilant against traitors like Kim Koerber.

    • NoPasaran

      Those “dead white guys” were dealing in ideas. They didn’t care that they were white. Leftist nincompoops are the only ones who care about their identity, because it gives them a way to ignore the IDEAS on which the nation was founded.

  • Notice how she keeps going on and on about how stupid conservatives are. They’re so uneducated, they can’t understand math, they can’t understand the constitution because they’re “idiots”, they’re opposed to the very concept of learning because “the progressive bias is the more educated you are, the better you are, and the conservative bias is the less they know the better they are going to be” etc.

    Does she strike you as a smart woman? I mean I know her world view is idiotic, but just in terms of raw intelligence. Does she come off as bright? She doesn’t seem that way to me at all. Neither bright nor curious. Her ideas about the world are laughably cartoonish. We’re always being told how brainy lefties are because they’re so good with “nuance”, aren’t we? This woman has all the nuanced thought of a box of cornflakes. An intelligent ten-year-old knows the world is more complicated than she seems to think it is.

    She’s dumb. Like a lot of dedicated lefties, she’s rightfully insecure about her intelligence, and to compensate she’s adopted a world view that she’s been told will mark her out as one of the smart people. It’s why she can’t stop raving about how thick all the people who disagree with her are.

    (She’s not even consistent. One minute conservatives don’t understand her super-smart constitution lessons “’cause they’re idiots and they don’t know what’s in it”. The next, she doesn’t think knowing about the constitution is important. “You should know a little bit about it, you shouldn’t have to memorize the thing.” What a dipshit.)

  • Gary

    I now see why the Wealthy White Politician’s and White elites send their children to Private schools and then the best Colleges and top Universities at any price .
    Their kids will get the good jobs in the Government or be ready for Politics to screw the taxpayers as their parents did .
    Paul Martin , Justin , Bob Rae and Stephen Lewis were all part of the Pigs at the trough but they were related to the BIG OLD PIGS in the Pen .

  • canminuteman

    A handful of people created everything. The vast majority of humanity is only along for the ride.

  • Edubeat

    The well known SJW’s at the PeelDSB just named one of their new $50 million dollar high schools after Saint Jean of Augustine. The noted social justice wanker already has one named for her in the TDSB. I digress

  • Clausewitz

    When I teach history I do not use textbooks. I do something totally radical. I teach my students how to research from first person descriptions and primary source materials. When someone starts to talk about common core, all I think about is participation trophies.