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Islamic Indoctrination in TN Schools

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This is from Victoria Jackson.com.

Our public schools have gone to Hell.

One more good reason to home school.

 

Monday night, Oct. 6, at the Point of Grace concert, I ran into a concerned mom who told me that she appreciated my work opposing Common Core and its anti-Christian, pro-Islamic propaganda. She told me that in Sumner County, TN, her son in 7th grade has been studying Islam since school started. That’s over a month of Islamic propaganda.

Andprayer, Bible reading, the word “Christmas”, and any mention of Jesus, (unless it’s a curse word) is not allowed.

The Liberals who shout ‘separation of church and state’ seem to ignore this dichotomy, this contradiction in their ideology; that they allow any belief system except Christianity to be promoted in the public square.

A proper education would include the study of all belief systems and what makes them different.

(By the way, Christianity is different from other “faiths” because it does not preach good works for salvation. All other religions require good works for salvation; crawl on your knees to Mecca, say Hail Mary’s, go to confession, do good deeds, earn your way back as a higher life form by being good, find your higher self, etc. The Bible teaches that “our righteousness is as filthy rags,” we could never be good enough to enter a perfect Heaven. Ephesians 2:8-9, it says, “For by grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is a gift of God; not of works lest any man should boast.” John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.” This is ‘the gospel’ or good news – that we could never be good enough to earn salvation, so God, Jehovah, came down to earth in the form of a man, Jesus, and died for us, redeemed us, paid the price for our sin, so that we could be with Him after our physical bodies die. “He himself likewise shared in the same, that through death, He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” Hebrews 2:14-15 “”If we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more.” Romans 6:8-11

And, by the way, separation of church and state is nowhere in our founding documents. It was a phrase taken from a letter that Thomas Jefferson sent to the Danbury, Connecticut Baptists who were worried that this new government would limit their preaching of the gospel (John 3:16); Jefferson was assuring them that there was a separation of church and state and that the government would not interfere with the propagation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Link here.

Below is what is currently being taught in 7th grade at Vance Middle School in Bristol, TN.

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What are we going to do about this? Nothing?

Ask your children what they are being taught all day long when they are away from you.

When you connect the dots, you can see that Islam has infiltrated our FBI, CIA, White House, courts, universities, media, and even our children’s minds.

Read Shariah The Threat. Link here.
Go to Center for Security Policy here and Muslim Brotherhood in America here to see how the satanic cult of Islam is creeping into America.
Read more at http://victoriajackson.com/11917/islam-pushed-tn-schools

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Common Core Teaches Kids New Way To Add 9 + 6 That Takes 54 Seconds

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This is from The Daily Caller.

We need to eliminate this beast known as Common Core.

 

It’s back-to-school time, America. As a courtesy to parents sure to be frustrated with their children’s infuriating Common Core homework, Buffalo, N.Y. NBC affiliate WGRZ has published a series of helpful videos.

The first of the six videos informs parents about the new way to add 9 + 6. Parents could be in for a surprise if they are merely familiar with the old, boring way, which is to reinforce that “9 + 6 is 15″ again and again until it becomes second nature.

“With the Common Core, students need to understand why” 9 + 6 equals 15, a bubbly WGRZ reporter explains.

Fourth-grade teacher Eileen Klag Ryan then demonstrates the Common Core way to add 9 + 6.

This Common Core method takes nearly a minute.

“Our young learners might not be altogether comfortable thinking about what 9 + 6 is,” Ryan relates. “They are quite comfortable thinking about their friend, 10.”

The novel addition method emphasizes 10 for younger students “as we’re working in ‘Base 10 System.’”

“So if we can partner 9 to a number and anchor 10, we can help our students see what 9 + 6 is.”

At no point does Ryan explain how this impressively complex method of adding 9 + 6 will lead students to any understanding of “why” 9 + 6 is 15.

“We’re going to decompose our 6,” the teacher continues, drawing two small diagonal lines under the 6, then adding a number 1 and a number 5.

“We know 6 is made up of parts,” she instructs. “One of its parts is a 1 and the other part is a 5.”

Then, things get super-complex.

“We’re now going to anchor our 9 to a 1, allowing our students to anchor to that 10″ Ryan says, while drawing a big, oblong circle around the 9 and the 1.”

“Now our students are seeing that we have 10 + 5,” she declares confidently. She stutters a bit and adds, “Having, uh, now more comfort seeing that 10 + 5 is 15. That’s much more comfortable than looking at 9 + 6.”

Earlier this month, Canada’s National Post reported that a group of neuroscientists has issued a study finding that rote memorization of discrete math facts plays a critical role in mathematical development in young children.

In short, the study found, memorizing multiplication tables and answers to basic arithmetic problems is cognitively vital because, without such memorization, children will have a much harder time later on with complex math problems.

Common Core, a scheme to homogenize various K-12 standards around the country, has faced a growing wave of opposition since 45 states and the District of Columbia began implementing it last year. Opposition has brought together conservatives who are opposed to centralized, one-size-fits-all public education and leftists who deplore ever-more standardized testing.

Perhaps the best example of Common Core’s sharp focus on “why” in math came last summer when The Daily Caller exposed a video showing a curriculum coordinator in suburban Chicago perkily explaining that Common Core allows students to be totally right if they say 3 x 4 = 11 as long as they spout something about the necessarily faulty reasoning they used to get to that wrong answer. (VIDEO: Obama math: under new Common Core, 3 x 4 = 11)

 

New York State is ground zero for the growing backlash against Common Core among parents.

In April, for example, parents, teachers and school officials complained because The Empire State’s standardized test in English Language Arts featured a slew of brand-name products including iPod, Barbie, Mug Root Beer and Life Savers. For Nike, the tests even conveniently included the shoe company’s ubiquitous slogan: “Just Do It.” The brands — and apparently even some of their familiar trademark symbols — appeared in tests questions for students ranging from third to eighth grades. (RELATED: Mandatory Common Core Tests In New York Just Happen To Be Full Of Corporate Brand Names)

In the fall, thanks to a combination of Common Core and new teacher evaluations, some four- and five-year-old students in New York City were forced to fill in bubbles on multiple-choice, standardized tests. Many of the kids couldn’t even hold a pencil, let alone bubble in. Other continually tried to help their friends get the right answers. (RELATED: INSANE: Common Core Forces New Kindergarteners To Bubble In Test Answers)

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/03/common-core-teaches-kids-new-way-to-add-9-6-that-takes-54-seconds/2/#ixzz3D4R12qhH

Memo to the GOP: Here’s How to Win Big This FALL

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This is from Steve Deace.

Watch  Karl Rove and the Establishment Republicans screw things up.

 

Despite an environment that is as favorable to Republicans as 2006 was to Democrats, the Grand Old Party is struggling to seize the opportunity that is the 2014 election.

Polls show voters are the least enthusiastic they’ve ever been about a mid-term election, and in the current (and almost always right) Real Clear Politics polling average there isn’t a single Republican U.S. Senate candidate with a lead larger than three points in a crucial swing contest. In fact, most of the races favoring the GOP are either tied or just one-point races.

Needless to say, the rightly loathed GOP consultant class is counseling Republicans to do nothing but essentially stand there and win by default. Because that worked so well in 2012. I believe there is a simple, yet powerful message Republicans running for office this fall can win with — whether they’re running for U.S. Senate or a state/local race.

Strategically, the Republicans should nationalize this election no matter what office they’re running for. Polls show people hate Congress, but almost always re-elect their own incumbents. The same is true on a state level, too. Often the larger narrative in these contests gets lost amid more parochial concerns, such as “so-and-so” is a nice guy, do-gooder, etc. To cut through that, Republicans need to provide voters a sharp contrast that prompts (demands) their response.

Here it is:

“My opponent, brought to you by the same people that gave you Obamacare, Common Core, ISIS, and the border crisis.” 

That’s it. Simple, yet powerful. Easy for voters to remember, but not so easy for Democrats to insulate themselves from. A new ad in the Arkansas U.S. Senate race is an example of exactly how to do this:

 

This is what it looks like when conservatives actually want to win. If Republicans don’t receive a mandate on November 4th from voters who are clearly angry/disappointed with Obummer, they’ll only have themselves to blame (again).
Read more at http://stevedeace.com/news/memo-gop-heres-win-big-fall/#kyEdFdXtAcxRKFwc.99

Abbott and Costello Explain Common Core Math

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This is from Godfather Politics.

Americas future with Common Core.

Teaching children to add, subtract, multiply, and divide is not difficult. It’s not that every child gets it quickly, but if it’s drilled until learned, no child will ever forget their addition and times tables.

Many modern-day educators hate the idea of repetitive learning methods and drills. It’s no wonder that many kids can’t make change, still count using their fingers, and are often lost if they do not have a calculator at hand.

My wife taught elementary school for a good many years. Every child she ever taught learned their addition and times tables because she drilled them until they knew them. It’s that simple. Parents must be involved in the process. Can it be frustrating? Does it take work? Yes. Is there a payoff? Yes.

Every child would have to face her one-on-one. She would show a card and expect a student to rattle off the answer in a split second. Thus, “flash cards” – students had to answer in a flash.

Once the basic facts are mastered, teaching how the facts work together is made much easier.

Here’s a clip from Abbott and Costello on doing math. It’s what many parents fear Common Core will become:

 

Read more at http://godfatherpolitics.com/16443/abbott-costello-explain-common-core-math/#kXYTWlQG41QKB2qU.99

Oklahoma Moves to Dump Common Core

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This is from National Review Online.

Indiana may not be a leader in many things, but we are leading the way by kicking common core to the curb.

I say Bravo for Oklahoma for following our lead.

 

 

The Oklahoma state senate passed a bill Tuesday to withdraw the state from the Common Core standards. If the bill is signed by Governor Mary Fallin, Oklahoma will become the second state to withdraw from the Common Core.

Indiana withdrew last week, with Governor Mike Pence’s signature.

The bill to get the Sooner State was hugely popular in both houses. House Bill 3399 was approved by the state house in a 78 to 12 vote before being sent to the state senate for amendments. On Tuesday, the state senate voted 37 to 10 in favor of the bill. The bill will now go to the House for another vote before being sent to the governor’s desk.

Oklahoma was one of the first states to adopt the Common Core standards in June of 2010, after a vote by the state board of education. However, the Sooner State later dropped out of the Common Core’s standardized testing consortium in the summer of 2013. Fallin then issued an executive order in December directing the Secretary of Education to make sure the federal government “does not intrude in Oklahoma’s development of academic curricula and teaching strategies.”

State representative Jason Nelson, an author and co-sponsor of HB 3399, is confident that the bill will pass its last vote and that Fallin will sign it.

“The strong votes [for the bill] are not an illusion,” Nelson tells National Review Online. “There’s really strong support in both the house and the senate.”

Fallin did not respond to a request for comment in time for publication. She has expressed reservations about a prior version of the bill.

On March 24 — on the same day Governor Pence signed legislation withdrawing Indiana from the Common Core standards — Fallin released a statement praising state authority and criticizing the Common Core.

“As we work to raise the bar in our schools, it is essential that higher academic standards are developed and implemented by and for Oklahomans,” Fallin wrote. “We have no interest in relinquishing control over education to the federal government or outside groups.”

Fallin wrote that she would support legislation repealing the Common Core, if the legislation “increases classroom rigor and accountability while guaranteeing that Oklahoma public education is protected from federal interference.” She did not consider the earlier version of HB 3399 before amendments satisfactory, but said she hopes it will “ultimately be signed into law.”

Nelson believes the legislature has fulfilled the governor’s request. “I think she would probably sign it because we’ve addressed the concerns that the standards are not watered down,” Nelson says.

HB 3399 still allows the Oklahoma state board of education — in consultation with the state’s higher education and vocational training systems– to preserve aspects of the Common Core standards, if it so chooses.

“Specifically, the bill says that the state cannot cede its control over our standards or our student assessments,” Nelson says, “or relinquish our authority over those standards and assessments.” The bill, he says, would still leave the state free to use selected Common Core standards.

If the bill is signed into law, Oklahoma will transition away from the Common Core standards over the next few years as it develops its own standards.

(Un) Common Core – Where gun controllers indoctrinate THEIR idea of the 2nd Amendment

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Hat Tip To Bullets First.

This is one of several reasons Indiana Governor Mike Pence and the General Assembly voted Common Core out of Indiana.

 

Illinois school handout teaches Second Amendment requires gun registration

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This is from Examiner.com.

Their is zero doubt in my mind common core is at the root of this Constitution rewrite.

 

School handout says Second Amendment requires gun registration.

According to a workbook handed out to seventh grade students at Grant Middle School in Springfield, Ill., theSecond Amendment only allows people to own “certain” guns if they have been registered, Infowars reported Friday. The parent who discovered the material confirmed to Examiner.com the handout’s existence and said the school is being “bombarded with messages” about the material.

“This amendment states that people have the right to certain weapons, providing that they register them and they have not been in prison,” the handout says.

The Second Amendment, however, says nothing about registration nor prison, and simply states:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The parent, who wished to remain anonymous for the sake of his son, posted a picture of the handout on the “Illinois Gun Owners Rights” Facebook page.

Initially, some thought the handout was related to Common Core, but the parent said in another Facebook comment he was told the workbook was created by two former Grant teachers before Common Core was implemented. The workbook, he explained, was intended for use only at that school.

He also said the reference to registration was intended to illustrate how some states regulate firearms.

“I explained those are state laws and have nothing to do with the Constitution,” the parent added.

He also said that after a half-hour discussion, his son’s teacher and the head of the history department agreed the workbook needs to be changed.

“I even told the school officials I talked to that you can’t reword the Constitution to what you think it should be, and you should only teach what it is,” the parent said, according to Infowars. “We live in a society where children are being taught to fear firearms instead of embracing them and our shooting sports. Heck, 50-60 years ago you had police officers coming into schools teaching firearm safety, and now we have schools teaching false information and fear. It’s a sad time.”

The picture has since gone viral on the Internet, and is spreading all over Facebook.

Although not related to Common Core, the lesson illustrates what many young people are being taught in public schools.

As we reported last October, an Arkansas parent was surprised to learn her daughter was given a team assignment to revise the Bill of Rights, pruning two amendments from the Constitution while adding two others. The assignment assumed the government had declared the Bill of Rights “is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.”

Another Common Core lesson teaches a messianic view of Barack Obama, while yet another claims white voters rejected Obama due to his race.

Multiple calls to the school went unanswered.

Guess who’s funding the Republican civil war?

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This is from Joe For America.

The Establishment Republicans want to see the status quo

remain as it is.

The Establishment Republicans will be willing to lose

elections so they can blame the Tea Party.

The Establishment Republicans are afraid more men like

Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz will be elected.

Men that will do what they were elected to do bring the

Federal Government under control.

 

As we’ve reported, there’s an ongoing Republican civil war with the party leadership and big business on one side and conservatives on the other. The Chamber of Commerce has put up $50 million to defend moderate Republicans against conservative challengers in the upcoming primaries and there’s another new player on the block who will be throwing in cash to defeat conservatives.

It’s a group called the Republican Main Street Partnership and though they’ve been around for twenty years, they’re flexing their muscles this year.

To give you some perspective, the RMSP was formed in 1994 after the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives. They sought to offset the Gingrich Republicans who they saw as being too radical. We think they just liked being the minority party and getting a few crumbs from the table.

They are “centrist” or “moderate” in their political outlook.

If you go to their website you’ll find that they’ve laid out an “Issues” page in a way designed to avoid upsetting anybody. Their first several issues talk about fiscal responsibility and taxes. Then we get to the nitty gritty.

Healthcare.

We believe that the provisions of Obamacare that are not working should be repealed, that those provisions that are working should be retained, and that additional healthcare reform measures should be passed that will increase access to quality healthcare while at the same time lowering costs across the healthcare system.

Energy and the Environment.

We support a holistic approach to energy policy – one that recognizes the need to utilize every tool available. As such, we encourage and support the use of renewable energy and alternative sources. We also support expanding access to domestic sources of traditional energy.

Those things they refuse to address as “Issues”.

There’s nary a word about immigration reform. The thoughts on “Education” do not include anything about Common Core. On social issues, nothing.

The RMSP is a left of center organization within the Republican Party and their actual support of legislative solutions wouldn’t cause Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, or Barack Obama to lose a minute of sleep.

They talk about trimming domestic spending by going after waste, fraud, and abuse, but don’t say a word about eliminating programs or downsizing government. There’s nothing in their wish list that looks like small government, they’re proponents of big, intrusive, know-better, government that’s just run a little more efficiently. Think of it as a faster conveyor belt from the gas chamber to the ovens.

In their fight against conservatives the RMSP has a new ally this time around.

The Republican Main Street Partnership has emerged as an outspoken, deep-pocketed player in pro-business GOP plans to beat back tea-party challengers next year. But the group’s new super PAC has an unexpected source for its seed money: labor unions.

The super PAC, called Defending Main Street, has not yet submitted a major donor disclosure to the Federal Election Commission. But documents filed by other groups show that two labor organizations, the International Union of Operating Engineers and the Laborers’ International Union of North America, directed a combined $400,000 to the Republican group in September and October.

Main Street says it has raised roughly $2 million total between its super PAC and an affiliated nonprofit group so far—and that means labor has supplied at least 20 percent of those funds.

Main Street is Main Line and they’re working to build a solid alliance against conservatives with organized labor.

They support the Republican Leadership down the line. In fact, though they won’t tell you on their website, they are pro-amnesty, opposed to effective border security, pro-common core, pro-expansion of the Department of Education, pro-expansion of government in general. In other words, they are Democrats in sheep’s clothing.

If you need more proof, here are some prominent members, or former members, of the RMSP that you’ll probably recognize.

  • Sen. Susan Collins, Maine
  • Sen. Mark Kirk, Illinois
  • Sen. John McCain, Arizona
  • Former Sen. Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island, left GOP in 2007 after being defeated for reelection
  • Former Sen. Norm Coleman, Minnesota, defeated for reelection
  • Former Sen. John Danforth, Missouri, retired
  • Former Sen. Jim Jeffords, Vermont, left GOP in 2001
  • Former Sen. Warren Rudman, New Hampshire, retired
  • Former Sen. Gordon Smith, Oregon, defeated for reelection
  • Former Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania, left GOP 2009, defeated for reelection
  • Former Sen. Olympia Snowe, Maine, retired

You get the idea. We can’t recall typing longer list of worthless dreck. We are refraining from comment on the individuals on the list except to say that we’re ashamed that our wonderful state of Arizona (62F at the moment) keeps sending John McCain to DC.

This should give you a good idea about the coming civil war for the soul of the party. Are we going to continue to be Democrat-Lite or are we going to stand for the constitutional republic that the Founders handed off to us?

It’s a matter of life or death for our Nation.
Read more at http://joeforamerica.com/2014/01/guess-whos-funding-republican-civil-war/#qpFhsmRSrC6R6SKq.99

THIS COULD BE ONE OF THE BEST CASES EVER MADE AGAINST COMMON CORE – NO ONE EXPECTED IT TO COME FROM A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

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This is from The Blaze.

This is a very impassioned speech made by this young man.

Watch the school try to find some phony trumped up

reason to expel him.

 

Speaking at a local school board meeting earlier this month, a Tennessee high school senior issued a brief and incredibly insightful address on the problems with Common Core standards.

Ethan Young, a student at Farragut High School in Knox County, Tenn., made his case as to why he believes the school district should drop the new national education standards, a set of guidelines that were never voted on by Congress, the Department of Education nor by local or state governments.

(Related: Parents Fed-Up With Failing Grades Under Common Core Take Matters Into Their Own Hands)

“The president essentially bribed states into implementation via ‘Race to the Top,’ offering $4.35 billion taxpayer dollars to participating states, $500 million of which went to Tennessee,” Young said. “And much like No Child Left Behind, the program promises national testing and a one-size-fits-all education, because hey, it worked so well the first time.”

“If nothing else, these standards are a glowing conflict of interest and they lack the research they allegedly received,” he added.

Young also argued that Common Core standards display a “mistrust of teachers,” a line that prompted applause from the audience.

Tenn. High School Student Ethan Young Delivers Anti Common Core Speech

“I stand before you because I care about education, but also because I want to support my teachers,” he said. “And just as they fought for my academic achievement, so I want to fight for their ability to teach. This relationship is at the heart of instruction, yet there will never be a system by which it is accurately measured.”

The high school senior went on to argue that “standards-based education is ruining the way we teach and learn.” He also revealed that legislators and administrators have told him “that’s just the way things work.”

Now, he’s daring to ask: “Why?”

“I’m gonna answer that question: Bureaucratic convenience,” he added. “It works with nuclear reactors, it works with business models, why can’t it work with students? I mean how convenient, calculating exactly who knows what and who needs what. I mean, why don’t we just manufacture robots instead of students? They last longer and they always do what they’re told.”

The problem is, the extremely bright student continued, “education is unlike every other bureaucratic institute in our government” because the “task of teaching is never quantifiable.”

“If everything I learn in high school is a measurable objective, I have not learned anything,” Young proclaimed. “I’d like to repeat that. If everything I learn in high school is a measurable objective, I have not learned anything.”

Government bureaucrats will never be able to measure “creativity, appreciation, inquisitiveness” but they are the “purpose of education,” he lectured.

“Somewhere our Founding Fathers are turning in their graves — pleading, screaming and trying to say to us that we teach to free minds. We teach to inspire. We teach to equip, the careers will come naturally.”

Watch Young’s entire inspiring, must-see speech below:

 

Former teachers start camp to teach kids patriotism, since schools treat it like a ‘dirty word’

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This is from BizPac Review.

We need more teachers like Donna Bennett.

Most youths of today know little or nothing about our

history or patriotism.

 

 

Three former New York educators, disturbed that America’s founding principles are getting swept under the rug in today’s classrooms, have taken matters into their own hands with a free, one-day “Freedom Camp” to acquaint kids with the values that led to our country’s greatness.

Donna-BennettThe camp was the brainchild of Donna Bennett, who was disturbed about the homework her 10-year-old was bringing home from his fifth-grade classroom, according to EAG News.

The idea began with an essay the boy had written called, “Christopher Columbus the Monster,” exacerbated by the two weeks his class spent studying the United Nation’s “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” while ignoring America’s own founding documents.

EAG reported:

The assignments confirmed a general feeling in the lifelong Democrat that schools aren’t teaching students about our national heritage and that “patriotism” has become a dirty word for too many educators.

She summarizes her concerns by quoting Abraham Lincoln: “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.”

Bennett and two other former teachers in New York’s Canandaigua community – Coleen Avery and Frank Tischer – are trying to counter this troubling trend.

In addition to teaching kids about the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the camp will instruct them on how faith came into play in shaping the nation.

“The kids will hear about how awesome our Founding Fathers were and how important the Declaration of Independence is,” Bennett told EAG. “I’m so excited about it.”

But instilling a sense of patriotism in the students isn’t the camp’s only goal. The three founders also hope to combat the Common Core curriculum approach to math — Bennett’s area of expertise. Common Core emphasizes the “why” of math rather than the “how,” and overcomplicates what had always been simple calculations, she said.

The program will be held next week during Christmas break, and the group plans similar events during scheduled breaks in February and April, capped off with a three-day Freedom Camp during the summer.

Bennett has been using social media to publicize the events, hoping to get similar programs started across the country. The reaction so far has been positive, she said.

“This is a movement, but it’s not that radical of a movement,” Bennett told EAG. “We’re just getting back to basics.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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