Common Core brainwashing

I saw this article today on Yahoo! about a poem a North Carolina teacher had taught eighty students in fifth grade to recite at their end of year program. It may be an isolated event. The teacher may have even though this was cute to teach. However, it is subtle brainwashing of our public school students. Using them as pawns in the Common Core debate.

The theme and title of the poem is “We Learned More with Common Core”. I agree with critics that it’s reminiscent of some of the Soviet era brainwashing propaganda that I’ve seen and heard about. Here’s the poem:

Text genre, features & theme to explore

We learned more with common core.

Fractions, decimals, journal prompts galore

We learned more with common core.

RUNNER & CUBES are strategies for

Learning more with common core.

Vocab words like (clouds, organs, force), & omnivore

We learned more with common core

Economy, government, Revolutionary war

We learned more with common core.

So many new concepts to explore

We learned more with common core

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