Eagle Forum's Wright: States 'Coerced' on School Standards

Monday, 11 Nov 2013 06:18 PM

By Cathy Burke

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States have been "coerced" into implementing controversial national standards in a political gambit that is pushing the United States toward "nationalized education," Glyn Wright, executive director of the Eagle Forum, said Monday.

"The proponents of the initiative would say that it's state-led, but that's just not true," Wright told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

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"It's developed by private organizations in [Washington,] D.C., and before the standards were even finalized, the Department of Education had created a program in the 2009 stimulus package called 'Race to the Top,' offering states a chance to apply for federal funding," Wright said Monday.

"But the states had to promise to implement the common-core standards," she said. "So, 45 governors were essentially coerced into adopting the standards, and although only a few of those states were actually awarded the funding, all 45 states are now forced to implement the common core."

Wright said the standards are "politically charged."

"We've seen everything from sixth-graders in Arkansas tasked with rewriting the Bill of Rights, because they're supposedly outdated, all the way to sophomores in high school who are supposed to choose from a panel of 10 patients which one's actually worthy of receiving a kidney dialysis," she said.

But a grassroots rebellion is under way, she said.

"We're watching parents and grandparents and even educators just completely object to what's going on," Wright said. "The progressive ideology is that our children are common, that they should conform to these common standards . . . It's important right now to get out of the common core before it's too late so that we can maintain that control and make sure that we are the ones deciding what our children are learning in a classroom."

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