May 11th, 2014

SPLC Labels Common Core Critics “Extremists”


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This article was written by Eric Owens and originally published at GovtSlaves.info

Fresh off its “Hate Map” that inspired a fellow leftist to go to the Family Research Council headquarters in an attempt to kill a bunch of people and rub their faces with Chick-fil-A sandwiches, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has issued a derisive report condemning opposition to Common Core as a propaganda effort by “far-right extremists” to destroy public schools.

Across the United States, a fierce wave of resistance is engulfing the Common Core State Standards, threatening to derail this ambitious effort to lift student achievement and, more fundamentally, to undermine the very idea of public education,” the May 2014 report proclaims.

The report largely ignores the large number of critics on the American political left, including the Chicago Teachers Union, who deplore Common Core because it mandates evermore standardized testing. It also largely ignores the complaints of a multitude of critics on the right, who oppose a technocratic takeover of public education that wrests education decisions out of the hands of local school boards and parents.

Instead, the SPLC report insists, opposition to Common Core comes from “far-right extremists” who oppose Common Core out of fears it will “indoctrinate young children into ‘the homosexual lifestyle’” and “turn children into ‘green serfs’ who will serve a totalitarian ‘New World Order.’”

The disinformation campaign is being driven by the likes of Fox News, the John Birch Society, Tea Party factions, and the Christian Right,” the report declares. The SPLC also mentions “the Koch brothers,” of course.

The conspiracy theorists behind the SPLC report theorize that “the radical right” hopes to use opposition to Common Core as a proxy in a broader fight to terminate all public education for some 50 million schoolchildren in the United States.

The Christian Right is reprising themes from earlier battles over the teaching of evolution, school prayer, sex education and more recent efforts to stop the bullying of LGBT students,” the SPLC claims. “Their moneyed allies seek to privatize the education landscape.”

The SPLC calls public education – in one-size-fits-all public schools – a “linchpin not only of our prosperity but of the American ideal of equality for all.”

Political leaders and policymakers at all levels must reject the extremism that has polluted the debate and focus on the real issues,” the report urges.

The SPLC is, of course, most famous because a man named Floyd Lee Corkins used an SPLC “Hate Map” to find the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, DC. He entered the headquarters lobby in August 2012 in an attempt to “to kill as many people as possible” and “smother Chick-fil-A sandwiches in their faces” because he disagreed with the conservative organization about gay marriage. Corkins managed to shoot a security guard. The guard disarmed him.

In March, the Federal Bureau of Investigations removed links to the Southern Poverty Law Center from the civil rights division’s web page, breaking ties with the group that inspired the would-be mass shooter.

This academic year, for the first time, 46 states and the District of Columbia began implementing all or part of the Common Core standards, which attempts to standardize K-12 curricula in English and math around the country.




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4 Responses to “SPLC Labels Common Core Critics “Extremists””

  1. 1
    Deborah Says:

    Well, if that isn’t the pot calling the kettle black?
    Just couldn’t help myself.

  2. 2
    Deborah Says:

    This comes from old times when pots and pans were generally black and kettles were generally metallic and reflective. Therefore the pot sees its black reflection in the kettle and thinks that the kettle is black.

  3. 3
    Ron Jr. Says:

    Deborah, You know usually whenever some one accuses another person of something over and over it’s because they are doing what they’re accusing that person of. That’s why I call them libtards! They do this all the time. They accuse the “right wing extremists of having guns and being violent, yet most if not all the shooters or criminals out there who are doing the act just happen to be liberals, or have a democrat affiliation. This organization touts that the right wants to indoctrinate the children, yet it’s the very thing they’re doing with commie core! I could go on and on but I’m sure you know most of this already.
    Oh and by the way you’re phrase about the pot is spot on! lol

  4. 4
    Deborah Says:

    Thanks, I credit the internet for finding the details on the pot remark.

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