Private Schools and Common Core: The Basics
“Defining: Who’s in Control of Education”
November 16, 2013
How Common Core/ Nationalized Education affects Private Religious schools and
Private Academies, both Voucher, and Non‐Voucher participating.
Voucher Participating Private Religious schools, Academies
And state Accredited private schools
1a. To participate in the Voucher program,
private schools must meet specific
guidelines such as state accreditation. Part of accreditation depends on maintaining a “pass”
rate measuring student performance on the Indiana mandated standards assessment tests,
administered via the consortia that the state chooses to administer the tests, and report
them for accountability.
b. In order to pass the CCSS aligned, state mandated tests, students and faculty are required
to study the content, curriculums and ideologies of Common Core, NGSS, 3C etc. and
demonstrate mastery of this standardized material.
There is NO “School Choice”, as long as the State mandates The Standards & aligned
Assessment tests to qualify for accreditation for Voucher participation.
c. There is NO Choice when the Standards, Content and Assessment tests are all the same,
and the data enters the Same Longitudinal Database System. (SLDS)
d. Common Core’s Philosophical Dominance is in direct opposition to that of Judeo‐Christian
worldview. All education is religious in that it teaches a worldview.
e. Private religious schools and homeschools have far outranked public schools in equipping
their students to be virtuous, civic minded, academically prepared citizens in our Republic.
This is the result of the typically Classical Christian curriculums provided at these private
2. Statewide Longitudinal Databases and National Database (SLDS) Collections
All in the Voucher participating schools will, via the Assessment testing, enter the
Statewide/ National Database System. (SLDS)
The designers of the new data systems fully intend for homeschool and private
schooled students to be part of the massive data collection program, P‐20. Prenatal
The Department of Education has reshaped the Family Educational Rights and
Privacy Act (FERPA) to permit any government or private entity to access
personally identifiable information,
without parental or student notification.
Indiana has no privacy protection for students.
Data collection goes beyond academic grades, extracurricular activities, and career
paths to include socioeconomic background, emotional state, personal goals, and
political and religious affiliations of the family. Etc. Data accumulation also includes
the use of biometrics to track physiologic responses of students. (See DOE report
Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance,
February 2013 and the National Center for
Common Core is the “glue” that holds the Database collection together
It is almost impossible for states to implement Common Core without agreeing to help build
the largest and most detailed database system, to date, in America’s history.
All Private schools and Academies:
Non Voucher and Voucher, accredited and non‐Accredited:
3. College Admissions standards
Colleges are being pressured to adapt their
admissions standards for college “readiness” and even their curriculums to align
seamlessly with the Common Core, NGSS, 3C etc. This will likely lower the content
value of state and community colleges in order to avoid “remediation” to enter
credit bearing course work. (Stanford will not accept students who do not have at
least one year of calculus prior to their freshman year. ‐thus the divide in
socioeconomics will increase in STEM type professions.)
4.National and other standardized tests
are being rewritten to align with
Common Core. David Coleman, the architect of the Common Core ELA standards, is
now the president of the College Board.
Nearly ALL tests, including: Stanford 10 (aligned in 2011) and Iowa Basic (latest
version), ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED etc. are either aligned or are being aligned with
Common Core and its open ended questioning.
Common Core’s emphasis on utilizing their methods of thinking or problem solving,
creates a problem for private school families whose philosophical bent and methods
of developing autonomous thinkers are in opposition to that espoused in the
Common Core, its choice of “informational texts”, Next Generation Science
Standards, 3C:College, Career and Civics, and their Sex Education curriculums.
5. Common Core aligned Curriculums abound
. As Nationalize education provides
its own stimulus to the economy, to the tune of an estimated $600 billion, nearly all
textbook publishers are producing versions of CCSS aligned curriculums.
Interestingly enough, there is no vetting committee to prove CCSS alignment.
6. Many Private schools are unwittingly taking on Common Core aligned
, as they replace previous textbooks, and the publishers standardize content
across the board. Many publishers are creating versions advertised to be align with
Christian principles, such as the Common Core Catholic Identity Initiative (CCCII) texts,
which are clearly not in alignment with Christ centered Catholic faith.
7. Some private schools are taking on Common Core texts and ideologies since they do not
teach K‐12, and foresee that students may eventually need to transfer to a Government
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