This is an actual elected official – his ignorance and fear tactics are embarrassing
Its people like this that want our nation to stay uneducated Listen to this idiot Republican Florida State Representative Charles Van Zandt state the common core is trying to turn our kids gay.
What is the Common Core?
The Common Core is clear college and career ready standards for children beginning in kindergarten thru 12th grade. These standards are to ensure graduating seniors from high school are prepared to take college courses or be productive workforce members of society. There is a huge differences in how states educate our children. As a result we have fallen behind the world. According to the Huffington Post,
“Just 6 percent of U.S. students performed at the advanced level on an international exam administered in 56 countries in 2006. That proportion is lower than those achieved by students in 30 other countries. American students’ low performance and slow progress in math could also threaten the country’s economic growth, experts have said.” The Common Core curriculum will help ensure all our children are taught critical skills needed to be successful.
Why is Common Core Math so Important ?
The mathematical progressions, or sequencing of topics, presented in the Common Core State Standards are coherent and based on evidence. Part of the problem with state standards is that states teach different things at different grades and ages. Now that state educators have agreed on the progression of standards, all students will be taught the same sequences. You can move from one state to the next and not find yourself a year behind. It is important to know that the progression taught thru Common Core is mathematically coherent and prepares our youth for college and careers at an internationally competitive level.
Common Core is not Obamacare for Education
Education commissioners and states governors led the development of the Common Core in an interest to improve our children’s education , which has been proven statistically to have fallen behind a major part of the world. I think we all can agree we should be leaders in education, not trying to play catch up. The Common Core is a start. Input in the development of the standards was also and continues to be taken from teachers,parents,educators,school administrators and experts from across the country, along with every states leaders. The Common Core has absolutely nothing to do with the federal government or Obama.
You can learn more about the Common Core (there is nothing in it about homosexuality) at
I promise common core will not turn your kids gay –
science and homosexuality
Science that has answered the prayers of many gays by demonstrating a biological determinant Congenital Disorder, proving that they are not evil people who have made a lifestyle to choice to live in sin. This has helped normalize homosexuality in the eyes of the medical community and the minds of most Americans. I t has long since been removed from the list of “mental disorders” . Yet, many still think of homosexuality as something that needs to be cured.
Common Core Standards have also been adopted by American territories including, Samoan Islands, US Virgin Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam. The United States Department of Defense Education Activity has also adopted Common Core Standards.
This map displays the 46 states and District of Columbia’s adoption of CCSS as well as the 4 states that have not adopted CCSS. Minnesota adopted ELA but not Math standards.