"And I beheld, and heard the voice of one eagle flying through the midst of heaven,
saying with a loud voice: Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth....
[Apocalypse (Revelation) 8:13]

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Education: Vatican II Novus Ordo & Common Core

Vatican II Novus Ordo & Common Core
"Catholic" only in name...

GREETINGS! We hope you will be able to join us at the NCEA 2016 Convention & Expo that will take place March 29–31, 2016 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. NCEA 2016 is a time to celebrate, to acquire new knowledge and to renew your spirit together with Catholic school educators from across the country. Over 300 professional development sessions will be offered for teachers, administrators, pastors and Catholic school community leaders. The Catholic Library Association will again be meeting at the same time and, as always, there will be an exhibition of the latest educational products. At our opening session, David Coleman, CEO and president of The College Board, will give our keynote presentation: Reverence, Excellence and Educating for Life. As you explore this preliminary program, I am sure you will find many workshops that will aid and inspire you in your work.

NCEA 2016 Keynote Speaker Opening General Session Tuesday, March 29 8:30 a.m. 
David Coleman President and Chief Executive Officer 
The College Board Reverence, Excellence and Educating for Life
 About David Coleman
David grew up in a family of educators and followed them into the field. He went to public school in New York City before enrolling at Yale University. At Yale, he taught reading to high school students from low-income families and started Branch, an innovative community service program for innercity students in New Haven, Conn. Based on the success of Branch, David received a Rhodes Scholarship, which he used to study English literature at the University of Oxford and classical educational philosophy at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. He returned to the U.S. to work at McKinsey & Company for five years, where he led much of the firm’s pro bono work in education



"The fact that Grow Network has history with the Ayers/Obama/Annenberg led Chicago school system, and was recruited by the Ayers/Obama/Annenberg created Chicago Public Education Fund, doesn’t necessarily implicate David Coleman and Jason Zimba as supporters of Chicago’s radically progressive style of education. However, given Coleman’s progressive upbringing and the fact that CPS paid more than $2 million to bring his untested and unproven program to the district, it does seem likely that Coleman and Zimba had prior connections to the Chicago ed machine."

"Like all Orwellian euphemisms, "Common Core" is not about innocent ideas like the word "common" or the term "core." The phrase "Common Core" is used to hide the real aspects of an education policy which if articulated openly would never be taken seriously, let alone be implemented.
Common Core is being driven by an amalgam of overt/covert actions, apathy, and Progressive passions, where their ends justify any means. Some people cheering Common Core seem to be unwittingly going along out of good intentions and laziness. While some on the bandwagon are motivated by the usual suspects of money and power, others have just been duped.
These varying alliances seem to be focused on the fact that Common Core's "lead architect," David Coleman, says he believes in the value of a liberal-arts education. The problem is nobody asked what a liberal-arts education means to Mr. Coleman. Reading his background puts new meaning to the word "liberal" in liberal arts.
David Coleman lives in trendy Greenwich Village, has never been a classroom teacher and wants to replace traditional subjects with broad learning. He believes there is "a massive social injustice in this country" and that education is "the engine of social justice."...



The foundational philosophy of Common Core is to create students ready for social action so they can force a social-justice agenda. Common Core is not about students who actually have a grasp of the intricate facts of a true set of what E.D. Hirsch would call "core knowledge." Common Core is about, as David Feith would say "an obsession with race, class, gender, and sexuality as the forces of history and political identity." Nationalizing education via Common Core is about promoting an agenda of Anti-capitalism, sustainability, white guilt, global citizenship, self-esteem, affective math, and culture sensitive spelling and language. This is done in the name of consciousness raising, moral relativity, fairness, diversity, and multiculturalism." (BOLDING ADDED)


Prepping the Way for the New Age...

Diocese of Orlando hosts the 2015 NCEA Convention & Expo