I am not parroting anything other than what has been WIDELY reported AO... Your POST is fraught with problems beyond THAT.
I will not call you a Left Wing Nut, but rather simply tell you my friend that I have simply laid out what Gore Vidal and Fangz seem to be concerned about. The Corporatoccracy/Media/Governmental mish-mash that is the stuff of both business, media, and governmental entanglement. You seem not to like my example. Oh well...
This shows AO's blinders.
It is born of ideological forgiveness for the ways in which the Left enacts
the kinds of structures and entanglements they pretend to rail against....
Do we value value choice and competition, local control?
So yes, one of the TREES you won't even see is Common Core. I think if you looked and were fair-minded, you would find that Common Core has not been without some troubling bias...
____________________________________________________________________________________ Beyond even this real concern for what one would consider to be a good education,
there is also the ideal that States would maintain their more local control over curriculum, and even BEYOND THAT, the notion that teachers be encouraged to not teach to some fixed standard.
I don't want say, MCDonald's for everyone's school lunch. Not great analogy, but I like the fries.Now let's admit:
Many complain about No Child Left Behind, or even the Standards of Learning here in Virginia. This concern and criticism is not "...insane...paranoiacs...interpreting...mild attempts to improve basic educational standards..." I would submit.
See we could get into this, but once again, AO shows ugliness... So capable to hate. So ready to cast aspersions. So partisan and oriented to one size fits all top down power from D.C. I am so glad that Virginia has eschewed the carrots that came with strings attached laid nicely in the narrow neat little box. Maybe our new Governor can right this wrong.
You would like that wouldn't you? I rail against the Left much, because the Left is working furiously to build sociopolitical structures I fine both offensive and dangerous actually to creativity and decentralization. Which brings me around to media.
...sorry... I just was reflecting on your failure to address Al and Matt's anal exam on MSNBC. Maybe you found real health benefits in that spot?
________________________________________________________________________________________Here's to you AO, and the hate, the contempt, and the fun! I really don't know why you are so pompous.
We must constantly define terms and agree what words mean. I am not for example, insane, and I have not fallen for propaganda. This really is a teachable moment, in a long series of teachable moments. "Compromise, work together, civility and dialog, consensus..." Consensus is interesting.
It can only really be pursued when folks agree on the underlying principles involved. For myself, the Federal Department of Education/The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/Microsoft/NBC/Common Core thing is neither mild nor an improvement, in view of what I think the whole POINT IS, of having LIBERTY itself.
The Individual. The Family. The Church or Civic organization. The town. The County. The District. The State. The Federal Government. In all that it is the People that must protect their power within the construct of government. I do not blithely lend my voice to a top down education approach from D.C. In my better world the Individuals and The People collectively are Sovereign. The Framers saw States and Federal Governments as lesser "Sovereigns" comparatively. I agree...Sorry. I really don't know WHY you are so PISSY, and controlling by nature, wiseone...
cruxWe are not BETTER off, to constantly pursue BIG GOVERNMENT fella.
pissy adjective 2. arrogantly argumentative
putz noun 1. a stupid or worthless personI would like to apologize for calling your a PUTZ.
You are neither stupid, nor worthless, and I mean that. schmuck
noun 1. a foolish or contemptible personThat's more like it but I soften.
Now I don't want you to get HURT or angry, as I don't mean to call YOU, the real YOU, any such name. Just in the context of this little forum, where it is really impossible to get very far given your online personality. You really do HIDE so much AO, you know?
You don't wish to dig a wee bit deeper. That is my TAKE AWAY or hit on you AO. You have created a high pedestal for yourself. I think you know this is true. I don't want to believe I know you in real life AO, as no one I interact with is so nakedly mean.
You sir, do not know me. Not really. If you did you would not be so darned offensive.I will just call you "adversary". You are that. We just disagree...
_________________________________________________________________me, the real ME crux