Truth in American Education truthinamericaneducation.comThe Vehicle of Our Future
Have you ever bought a new car? Was your experience with the dealerships and salespeople enjoyable and pleasant? Didyou experience buyer’s remorse? When you buy a car you are buying something that will reliably deliver you to your destination. Your state adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and you, as a taxpayer, are in the process payingfor something you will never own. The CCSS will not get our students college and career ready, insure student academicsuccess, provide a secure future, or protect our liberty. A new car will get you to your destination while the CCSS is anexpensive vehicle that will drive our country further down the road of mediocrity.
Car Curriculum Standards
Shopping You decide what car best fits your needs. You shop aroundand find the best car for your money. You get to test drive thecars of your choice to help you make your decision.You had no say in these standards. They are not the beststandards around. For less money, you can get better standards that also have been tested. You didn’t get to testthese standards – or see any testing of these standards –before they were bought for you with your money.Decision to Buy You make the decision to buy, or – just as important – to notbuy.You bought these standards though you may not know it andeven if you protested their purchase. The decision to buy,and to not buy, was never up to you.Purchase You are buying a car. You get to select and decide the make,model, package, and options you want.You don’t know what you’re buying. The Common Corebegan with math and language arts standards. Then itincluded tests. Then it included other subjects, includingsocial studies, science, and civics. Then it included curricular materials. Then it included a data system. Then it includedearly learning program. Then it included public colleges. All of this is prescribed, and none of this is proven.Selling Points Most car salesmen are knowledgeable about the features of the car. Buyers still need to be responsible and do their ownfact checking.Many of the selling points used to sell these standards soundwonderful, but in truth are deceptive. Be responsible and doyour own fact checking. The deeper you dig, the moredismayed you may become.Costs You know exactly how much the car will cost you once youhave settled on a price. Once the car is paid for it is yours.You have no idea how much these standards are going tocost you as a taxpayer. Across the country, it will be at least$70 billion. Across the state, it will be at least $1 billion. Theseare very conservative estimates. Those who made thedecision to buy these standards did so without a true