Your 5 year old failed a standardized test. Therefore, he is stupid, insane, and doomed to a life of failure.

“Alright, imagine a terrifying world where 4 and 5 year old children are allowed to play, explore, and dream.”
OK. I’m not wild about the first lines of the article so I quoted the start of the second paragraph. It’s more to my taste anyway.
Truth: I didn’t even realize our state had gone Common Core until all of this started blowing up last year. Then I realized and took a HUGE breath of Thanks to God that I was able to keep my kiddos from experiencing that particular nightmare!
If your kids are currently experiencing Common Core and doing well, I am amazed and in Awe of how Amazing they are! Otherwise, you REALLY might want to consider home-schooling. Seriously.
DISCLAIMER:
I haven’t had a chance to check out the entire blog so there may be some things there that I don’t personally agree with but this post had to be shared!
(I’m also not wildly fond of the ugliness going on right now in the comments on the original post)

The Matt Walsh Blog

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I’m going to grab you by the hand and drag you into hell. I am going to immerse you in a nightmare so hideous and horrifying that it will leave you stunned and gasping for breath.

Are you ready?

Alright, imagine a terrifying world where 4 and 5 year old children are allowed to play, explore, and dream. Imagine a dystopia where young kids roll in the grass and get mud on their pants. Imagine what would happen if small children weren’t constantly being measured or analyzed. Imagine an utter and complete absence of overarching “academic standards” for kids that are barely older than toddlers. Imagine the torment of a country that does not provide government facilities to which its citizens can send their tots for curriculum-based instruction. Imagine a netherworld where innocent little kids aren’t tested, or scored, or compared to the “performance” of other kids all over the globe. Imagine — just imagine —…

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