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Amazingly, there still continues to be some confusion, as I’m sure back during the Reconstruction Era when white supremacists first insisted that black voters take some type of “smarts” test before entering the voting booth, there was confusion among many Afro Americans at that time who thought having tests of knowledge was indeed a good idea…

History proved who was right; and who were wrong.  When you give someone trying to keep your race down, the tools to do so, they will use them and your race will be kept down.

That is why it is hard for many of us in educational circles to understand how any Afro-American can be in favor of using the Smarter Balanced Assessment to grade their child…

Because unlike 1890 when literacy tests were begun, today all have information on what these tests are… 

Let me show you a picture of racism in 2016….Draft ELA targets

This is Delaware’s official ELA target.  (Click image to enlarge.)

Whites have to grow from 61.5 to 80.8… a total of 19.3 points….

Asians have to grow from 77.1 to 88.5…..a total of 11.4 points…..

Blacks have to grow from  35.8 to 67.9….a total of  32.1 points…..

Hispanics have to grow from 39.0 to 69.5… a total of 30.5 points…..

Low incomes have to grow from 34.2 to 67.1…. a total of 32.9 points…

Disabilities…. have to grow from 19.3 to 59.6…. a total of 40.3 points…


Pure racism. Fully endorsed by the KKK…. Hear them now?   “YEAH!!!!  That’s what we’re talkin’ about…..”

(Don’t blame me; I’m not even the messenger…This is from the DOE website…)


Draft Math Targets

This is Delaware’s target.  (Click image to enlarge.)

Whites have to grow from 49.2 to 74.6… a total of 25.4 points….

Asians have to grow from 70.7 to 85.4…..a total of 14.7 points…..

Blacks have to grow from 22.0 to 61.0….a total of  39.0 points…..

Hispanics have to grow from 28.6 to 64.3… a total of 38.7 points…..

Low incomes have to grow from 23.8 to 61.9…. a total of 38.1 points…

Disabilities…. have to grow from 15.0 to 57.5…. a total of 42.5 points.


Can anyone tell me how this is any different than guessing the number of jelly beans in a jar?  Whites have to show a 51.6% improvement… Blacks have to show a 177% improvement… Might as well label blacks as disabled: 283%

What is being said here, disguised as an attempt to elevate blacksscores, is that they have to jump through a different hoop than the rest of us… why?  Skin color, of course…..

No ifs. No buts. No ands…

There are proven ways to raise the results of our lowest scoring children. Corporate types flat out do not want the right answer proven to be effective over and over and over again..  I have covered it so many times, it is pointless to do it again. But for now, rest assured.  This way, shown above?….  Leads us nowhere…..

Except to make the KKK very happy….. 🙂   Can you hear them?

“Hooray, Hooray,  Blacks will be second class citizens again.. Whoopee!  Toast!  Celebrate!  Yeah, Greg Lavelle* and all the other supporters of the Smarter Balanced Assessment!!!  Hip, Hip, Hooray!”




It is beginning.  Destroying history to change history.  In Delaware a principal forbids his teacher from allowing a Holocaust survivor to enter a classroom and give their personal perspective on what it was like to be a Holocaust survivor… This setup has been a regular function in the school.  Same players, new policy… and it was blamed on Common core…..

The principal’s own words…

“What common core standard are the kids learning by listening to her.” 

The second statement was:

“We are not here to teach the Holocaust…they will get that in High School…”

Could it be that the principal is a closet  Nazi, and wants this historical revision.  Perhaps he is a white supremest, and soon will  lead teachers to quietly forget Black History Month as well?  Already in the packets there is no mention anywhere that slavery is bad, in fact,  perhaps there are plans to soon begin teaching slavery was a great Conservative way to ensure cheap labor.   Or perhaps, any mention of how great the Democratic Party was in the 20th Century, will likewise be banned,  dropped from being taught entirely, and only pap from the Republican corporate era will be allowed to enter the curriculum?

Hyperbole?  Or a real threat?  Who knows?  it could be either or both!

Always in the past, it used to be that teachers could work around such guidelines.  As in this case they could ask someone to come in and tell true stories to enlarge their student’s perspectives..

“But… we are not here to teach the Holocaust…..”

Because does having her speak teach reading text?  No..  Does having her speak teach mathematical concepts? No. .

Therefore it cannot be important;  therefore by this principal, it is forbidden…

“What common core standard are the kids learning by listening to her.” 

And from the words of Delaware’s next head of its teacher’s union on this:  “Is what this principal said just relative to this one school? No. We are hearing this from across the state. The humanities are being stripped from our schools in favor of test prep and everything Common Core…”

And so it begins….. selective , bland, cut-and-paste pieces of curriculum.   No longer is a school supposed to teach about the life lesson or experiences of others, but rather, only cut-and paste pieces of common core standards….  As a parent, having my child hear an actual holocaust survivor, (something I’ve never had the opportunity to hear), is a far more important lesson than the ridiculous stupid crap David Coleman calls curriculum.

Perhaps this principal, being an evangelical Christian, has something against Jews and this is his vengeful way of using Common Core to exercise it? Perhaps elsewhere, those with prejudices will do likewise, blame the stringent standards of Common Core to prevent certain parts of our past history from ever being taught….

Soon (and this actually falls within the context of Common Core standards)  our children are likely to get taught……

“In the beginning was the Corporation.  And all about it … was good….”.

This is why every single parent alive today who has ever become involved with their children’s education and has actually with their own eyes, looked at the Common Core materials being sent home, becomes horrified and quickly becomes violently opposed to Common Core. It is a far greater threat to civilization than anything the Koch Brother’s funded ALEC ever dreamed to be.  Right now almost all of us  know the Koch Brothers are warped, frustrated old men.  But in a generation,  college graduates will think there is no better ideal way to be.

It begins by outlawing the teaching of the Holocaust because of Common Core.