In just a few short weeks, millions of American students will head back to school.
You should be very concerned about the spreading, hidden nightmare facing them in school today: public schools, private, religious, even home schools.
I'm not talking about bullies, playground predators, or school violence; I'm referring to . . .
The morally corrupt federal takeover of education called Common Core -- or as I prefer to call it -- OBAMACORE.
Common Core was originally an effort by the National Governors Association (NGA) to create national standards and tests to unify what children are taught in school. These standards were adopted by 45 states. Seems harmless enough, right? Wrong!
Since it's been hijacked by the Obama administration, Common Core has all the earmarks of the President's other power grabs: attacks on religious values and freedoms; central control; secrecy; skyrocketing costs; and catastrophic ineptitude.
Obamacore can -- and must -- be stopped!
If Obamacore is allowed to take control of America's educational system, I foresee a nation where children are indoctrinated with a liberal ideology that celebrates sexual perversion, worships the creation rather than the Creator, all at the expense of academic achievement and our nation's Christian heritage.
All indications are that the standards imposed by Obamacore will actually hamper education rather than improve it.
Obamacore opens education to even more propaganda in class than we are experiencing today. Its "one-size-fits-all" approach not only eliminates more advanced material, but also makes it difficult for teachers to teach students individually. Typical of other liberal programs, rather than raise up underperformers, Obamacore will lower standards of higher-performing states in order to "level the playing field."
The only way to save American education is for parents to take back the reins of control.
- We have started a special coalition headed by nationally recognized educational and legal expert, Sarah Perry.
- FRC is providing conservative legislators at the federal and state levels, school administrators, teachers, and parents with key research that conclusively proves that this federal takeover will do more harm than good.
FRC helps give elected officials the information they need to build a compelling case with their colleagues to dismantle Obamacore, or at the state level, opt out.
Needless to say, the time to act is short and the costs of opposing Obamacore are mounting quickly.
No one will be exempt.
The future of America's children is at stake. As Christian citizens, we must never relinquish the education of our children to the federal government, which already has an abysmal track record wherever it has inserted itself.
In the past, parents concerned about what is being taught in the public schools could always resort to private schools or home schooling. Not anymore! The Obamacore standards will impact charter schools, parochial schools, and even parents who teach their children at home.
Here's what you can do.
First, get informed. Start by reading the "Ten Reasons Obamacore is Wrong for America." Be sure to share what you've learned with other parents.
Second, find out what your school district's Common Core policies are and voice your objections at school board meetings.
Third, contact your state and federal legislators and governor. Tell them you think that Obamacore will make American education worse, not better.
Finally, fight nationally. Send your most generous gift to Family Research Council. FRC is leading the way in exposing Obamacore for what it is -- a takeover of local schools by Big Government.
Your gift today will multiply your influence. It will help FRC make sure that Big Government does not replace the God-given role of parents to raise their children.