The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Attn: President Barack Obama
September 30, 2013
As a pro-life blogger my goals are simple. Allow every child the opportunity to be born. There are no guarantees in life and it’s up to every human being to make the most of the life they’ve been given. It’s also up to the parents and grandparents of the world to insure that our children have access to an educational system that allows them to discover and express their universally unique abilities in an educational environment that recognizes and nurtures their individual strengths and weaknesses. Common Core, pretty much like everything else the government gets involved in, fails our children miserably by forcing educators to teach to a test rather than tailoring their instruction to fit the individual needs and capabilities of their students.
Mr. President, a country that allows nearly a third of its children to be killed before they can be born, is now intent on imposing a ‘one size fits all’ educational curriculum on our remaining children; creating a generation of mind-numbed robots. Apparently, in the minds of government bureaucrats, mediocre is the new normal. I have no problem with setting achievement standards and performance criteria for America’s students, but forcing education professionals to funnel all their students through an instructional template designed to herd the maximum number of kids to a magic number is not the way to go.
Sir, Planned Parenthood and America’s abortion mills have killed 56,000,000 of our children since 1973. We can’t afford to deny today’s children the opportunity to realize their full potential. We can’t afford to hold back the best and brightest so a bunch of politicians can pat themselves on the back while they point to a meaningless number on a meaningless bar graph with the only measurable result being the dumbing down of our children.
Mr. President, saving the world’s children from the scourge of abortion is my number one priority. Insuring that they are able to reach their full potential is next. Common Core will do nothing other than create a generation of automatons who all got a gold star, a piece of paper telling them they were the best, and a total lack of knowledge in the power of critical thinking.
Here are a couple suggestions. Scrap Common Core, scrap the Dept. of Education, let the states decide how to educate their children, and resign the Presidency immediately. Tell you what; I’ll settle for 3 out of 4. You pick.
As always, my letters to you are published on my pro-life blog at www.prolifepoppop.com. Write back and I’ll publish it, unedited.
cc: Planned Parenthood