Will Utah adopt Common Core Science?
If so, we can expect an over-emphasis on “sustainable development,” “climate change,” and “environmental awareness” that will marginalize traditional academic science in favor of United Nations-inspired “sustainability” science. We can also expect a continued degrading of local control.
Utah, like most of the states in this nation, adopted the Common Core math and English standards without any sort of public vetting or a vote. The Utah State Superintendent and State School Board is still marching forward at top speed, having implemented Common Core’s preschool, math, English, the SBAC common nationalized testing system, and P-20 /SLDS citizen tracking systems, so there’s no reason to think we won’t add Common Core Science, unless there’s a huge public outcry against it. http://utahnsagainstcommoncore.com
Why would it be a huge mistake to add the Common Core Science?
Common Core Science Standards will be aligned with the environmental agenda-driven “science” promoted by the United Nations.
The United Nations’ UNESCO, via the funding tool of Microsoft and Bill Gates, is attempting to call the shots on what will be taught in U.S. schools, and it’s going to be “environmental awareness,” not honest academic science. Here’s how we know:
1. MICROSOFT PROMISED TO PUSH THE UNITED NATIONS’ EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES –AND UNESCO’s CONSTITUTION– WORLDWIDE:
Read for yourself. Bill Gates’ company, Microsoft, in its 26-page Cooperation Agreement document with UNESCO (The United Nations Education branch) shows Gates giving support and money to promote the U.N.’s “programmes” in host countries like the USA. That PDF is here: http://www.eagleforum.org/links/UNESCO-MS.pdf .
The document states:
“UNESCO’s intention is to mobilise partners from civil society and in particular from the private sector to achieve its strategic goals and programme priorities…. Microsoft supports the objectives of UNESCO as stipulated in UNESCO’s Constitution and intends to contribute…” (page 2, Cooperation Agreement.)
2. WHAT’S SO BAD ABOUT THE U.N.’S EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES THAT BILL GATES/MICROSOFT PUSH?
Priority “programmes” are outlined on the U.N.’s website: http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=17673&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html –Highlights include:
“Programme Priorities for UNESCO’s Five Major Programmes Approved Programme and Budget for 2010-2011
…Supporting the achievement of Education for All… Providing global and regional leadership in education…Policies and capacity-building in science, technology and innovation for sustainable development and …sustainable management.” http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=17673&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
To me, the honor and trust of “providing regional leadership in education” belongs to my local school board, parents, principals and teachers. Not to UNESCO/the U.N.
In Chapter 25 of the United Nations’ Agenda 21, as well, the U.N. website states that countries should use preexisting systems, formal and informal educational methods, to mandate that global citizens learn the importance of environmental issues. This is the agenda of the Common Core science, in American schools.
Further explanation of the children/education/environmental agenda of Gates and the U.N.: http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/agenda21/res_agenda21_25.shtml That site states:
“Children in sustainable development:
Basis for action:
25.12. Children not only will inherit the responsibility of looking after the Earth… They are also highly aware supporters of environmental thinking… children need to be taken fully into account in the participatory process on environment and development in order to safeguard the future sustainability…
…ensure that education reflects… and incorporates the concepts of environmental awareness and sustainable development throughout the curricula; … include youth and youth non-governmental organizations to develop educational and awareness programmes specifically targeted to the youth population on critical issues pertaining to youth… use formal and non-formal educational methods to reach a maximum audience …media, non-governmental organizations, businesses and other organizations should assist… “
3. HOW HAS BILL GATES KEPT MICROSOFT’S PROMISE TO PUSH THOSE U.N. OBJECTIVES?
His own grant-giving website states that he gave about $25 million to the CCSSO to promote Common Core, but $9 million of that was specific to environmental propaganda:
“Purpose: to continue in [CCSSO's] its leadership role on Common Core State Standards, to continue work on an effective teaching agenda that seeks to move the ‘middle’ group of states farther along the EET policy agenda, and… publicize access to emerging research on resource reallocation…”*
EET, Earth Exploration Toolkit, is heavy on climate change and environmental awareness. EET’s suggested colleagues’ webinar topic for teacherss’ professional development, climate change, is here: http://serc.carleton.edu/eet/eet_interactive.html
A word search in the EET chapter headings from the EET text, gives 43 matches for “climate change” and 43 matches for “ozone,” while it gives 1 match for astronomy, 3 matches for biology, no matches for zoology, and 8 matches for chemistry.
*(the meaning of mandated “resource reallocation” = state/global control of lands, or communism).