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Bill Gates in prophecy?

A figure in prophecy by Michelangelo

As the details about Common Core Standards (CC) are revealed, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (Gates) have emerged as the prime donor enabling the facilitation of this ill-advised and potentially destructive program. To be clear, it can be legitimately argued that CC will further deteriorate an already strained educational system. That is no small concern when one considers that presently this prosperous nation has fallen from an untouchable #1 worldwide to #23 in the space of one generation. Although the issues with CC can be presented ad infinitum, this article will focus on the curious financial support CC it is receiving from Bill Gates and his wife.

Common Core and Sodom

Common Core puts a worm into this apple.

Last year I wrote an article entitled “Resurrecting Sodom.” In it I chronicled seven events in our nation’s history that I believed were leading us down a path that would end at Sodom’s front door. The advent of Common Core State Standards has made it advisable to revisit this subject.

Common Core debate in NJ

Common Core puts a worm into this apple.

Gregg Edwards, New Jersey’s Deputy Secretary of Higher Education recently launched a personal email attack on me following my Common Core presentation, then called for open distribution of his diatribe.  I replied back to his remarks and included my reply below.

Commonizing Common Core

Common Core puts a worm into this apple.

Patrick O’Donnell’s Plain Dealer articles of April 17 and 20, regarding Common Core, stated that our educators were surprised that Common Core tests were tough. Why did these people in positions of trust accept the new curriculum before evaluating the complete package and its potential damage? The payoffs far outweighed all other considerations, including the children’s maturity levels and welfare.

Condoleezza Rice, censorship and liberty

Rutgers University did not live up to the liberal education ideal when it disinvited Condoleezza Rice.

Rutger’s University has been making the news lately – but not for any exemplary accomplishment. Recently, the University had invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to speak at their graduation ceremony. Ms. Rice, although not a true blue conservative by anyone’s standards, is an accomplished woman and has an incredible success story to tell. She also happened to have served under the much-hated Bush Administration as Secretary of State – and therein lies the rub. Apparently any association with our former 43rd President deserves liberal castigation.

Bradlee Dean and Education Liberty Award

Bradlee Dean discusses what poverty in America often looks like.

There’s something about America’s stubborn sense of independence and strong families that forms the bedrock of greatness in this country. The rest of the world does not produce the Thomas Edisons, Bill Gates, or Steve Jobs of the world.

Autism: looking in the wrong places

Autism spectrum symbol.

Just last week, on March 24, 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC) released its latest data on autism. After surveying medical and school records from 11 states, the CDC found that autism has more than doubled since the new century began only 14 years ago. Today the condition affects one out of 68 children – five times as many boys as girls. Alarmingly, there was a 30 percent climb in its incidence between 2008 and 2010.

Criminals don’t ask for permission

Common Core puts a worm into this apple.

Over the past 14 years, in the course of doing more than 350 public high-school presentations across the country in 24 states, my ministry team and I have (without fail) fought on the behalf of a generation that is being subjected to everything and protected from nothing.

Don’t fight the fruit – chop the root

Obamacare brought two circuits to a crossroads of the Constitution

I’m always looking for the principle behind a thing, the key thing, the root thing, the thing that makes it all work. I can’t walk into a building without starting to analyze the structure to figure out which is a load-bearing wall, which is a facade, what holds this up and what supports that.

Beware of Commies bearing gifts

Common Core puts a worm into this apple.

There is an old saying that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. While that may be true in some situations, it’s not true in all situations. The fight against Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is a perfect example of why we shouldn’t be so quick to embrace everyone fighting against CCSS as an ally.