What about America's "Common Core" standards? How do they fit into the
Marketed to American families as an improved education program, the
actual truth about "Common Core" has been hidden from us. Our government
leaders didn't tell us that we were already committed to a multinational
education agenda! But it all makes sense when we consider the
century-old movement toward global education!
Back in 2006, Eagle Forum's Education Reporter explained the implication
of the "Moscow Declaration':
Science and Education Minister Andrei Fursenko described the
declaration as 'both a final document of the conference and the
document that will be implemented by education ministers of all the
world countries and international organizations, including the World
Bank, UNESCO, and UN.'"
That certainly sounds like a global education system, doesn't it? But
the American people are kept in the dark! The Education Reporter
"The U.S. Department of Education said the member delegates 'pledged to
share best practices across borders' to build 'education systems that
can allow people... to live and contribute to a global society, and to
work in a global economy....'
"Included in previously adopted initiatives... are those from UNESCO as
well as the 1985 agreement with the USSR [before the end of "the cold
war"] called 'The General Agreement between the Government of the United
States of America and the Government of the Union of Soviet socialist
Republics [USSR] on contacts, exchanges and cooperation in scientific,
technical, educational, cultural and other fields.'...
"What can be expected from the Moscow Declaration? If the historical
results of U.S. participation with international reforms continue in the
same vein, it is not unreasonable to expect the whole of U.S. education
— from preschool, elementary, secondary, and higher education — will
encounter further upheaval and decline."
Today's sobering realities remind me of the
boastful statement made by
Nikita Khrushchev back in 1959. Perhaps he was right:
"You Americans are so gullible. No, you won’t accept communism outright,
but we’ll keep feeding you small doses of socialism until you’ll finally
wake up and find you already have communism. We won’t have to fight you.
We’ll so weaken your economy until you’ll fall like overripe fruit into
Who Defines the Standards for this Rising Global Monstrosity?
"In the global village ... networks will link students around the
world to each other and to a vast body of information and human
That promise was made in 1994 during a trans-Atlantic conference between
Washington and Berlin. Education Secretary Richard Riley and Labor
Secretary Robert Reich shared strategies for building the Global Village
Schools with their German counterparts. They agreed that educational
accord would be vital to their goal of "enforcing social
What did that mean? Did they seek personal liberty as did the leaders of
the American Revolution? Or did they seek totalitarian government
control as in the French Revolution? What goals and values would guide
their plans for global education and social transformation? Capitalism?
Socialism? Or Communism?
And where does militant Islam fit into this global power struggle for
the minds of children? Its ambitious Sharia-minded leaders are unlikely
to compromise! And why would they? Corrupt politicians and liberal media
masters are already bending over backward to accommodate Muslim "rights"
and their intimidating enclaves.
Finally, which of the world's governing politicians or religious rulers
will determine the standards for the rising global education system?
We don't know yet! Our government doesn't tell us about its
international schemes and alliances. It doesn't reveal its mind-bending
strategies for the next generation of laboring serfs in its global
village. Meanwhile our schools are fast trading history and factual
learning for government defined social studies that contradict God's
Word on every point!
However, we have some clues. Many of today's champions of change seem
committed to following the irrational, mystical and occult plans behind
Agenda 21, the Earth Charter and other deceptive alliances that feed the
"Green Movement." They welcome paganism and ban unwanted expressions of
Christian faith. The Bible sums it up:
"...the whole world is under the sway of the evil one."
1 John 5:19
The Green (earth-centered) agenda fits well with a culture of sex,
promiscuity and paganism. It offers pleasure and political correctness
but delivers bondage and corruption. Ponder this "Common Core
'Exemplars': "Graphic Sex and Praising Castro" designed for our
children's classrooms and described by Mary Grabar:
"I must admit that I would have been too embarrassed to teach Julia
Alvarez’s sexually explicit novel.... to ninth- and tenth-graders,
as many Georgia high school teachers have been instructed to do....
"Common Core does not prescribe a curriculum—but rather 'standards.'
These standards supposedly ensure that students’ academic
achievement is consistent state to state. But that’s another reason
for textbook selection committees to select works from the
'exemplars'—like Alvarez’s [corrupt] novel....
"...as national social studies standards now come rolling in, they
will also learn about new American heroes, like Common Core’s
biggest funder, billionaire Bill Gates.... The tribute to the
billionaire leftist will make a nice complement to praise of Castro
and Che in one of the few works of fiction allowed to remain in the
ever-diminishing pool of literary 'exemplars' under these new
So let's take another look at Bill Gates. Apparently Gates and his
UNESCO partners have agreed to the following core standards:
"Environmental education will be incorporated in formal education.
Any value or attitude held by anyone globally that stands
independent to that of the United Nations’ definition of
“sustainable education” must change. Current attitudes are
Education will be belief-and-spirituality based as defined by the
Environmental education will be integrated into every subject, not
Now ponder this important warning from Phyllis Schlafly:
"UNESCO's efforts in the 1960s and 1970s to influence U.S. school
curriculum were unsuccessful. But now UNESCO has found a sugar
daddy. On November 17, 2004 at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris,
UNESCO signed a 26-page 'Cooperation Agreement' with Microsoft
Corporation to develop a 'master curriculum (Syllabus)' for teacher
training in information technologies based on standards, guidelines,
benchmarks, and assessment techniques. The Agreement states that ... 'UNESCO will explore how to facilitate content development.'"
"Following the signing of the Agreement, UNESCO Director General
Koichiro Matsuura explained it in a speech. One of its goals, he
said, is... worldwide curricula reflecting UNESCO values."
Let's go back to 1948 for a moment. That year the National Education
Association [NEA], funded in part by the Carnegie Corporation, produced
a set of international guidelines called "Education for International
Understanding in American Schools."... It included this statement by
Willard Givens, who would soon be the executive secretary of the NEA:
"The idea has become established that the preservation of
international peace and order may require that force be used to
compel a nation to conduct its affairs within the framework of an
established world system. The most modern expression of this
doctrine of collective security is in the United Nations Charter....
Many persons believe that enduring peace cannot be achieved so long
as the nation-state system continues as at present constituted. It
is a system of international anarchy."
"...many drastic changes must be made. ...all of us, including the
'owners', must be subjected to a large degree of social control....
The major function of the school is the social orientation of the
individual. It must seek to give him understanding of the transition
to a new social order."
We began this article with this quote from Ben Shapiro: "Every old
ideological conflict eventually becomes new again. ... Those of
conservative bent ardently hope for a second American Revolution; those
of the left wish desperately for a second French Revolution."
The Left may win the next battle in this spiritual war. The signs of a
global revolution are already too close for comfort. We can no longer
count on the American Constitution or the integrity of our leaders. More
often than not, their choices are totally contrary to America's founding
values and God's wise guidelines.
But our Lord still reigns! In the midst of this spiritual war, He will
surely provide His strength, wisdom and His comforting nearness to all
who choose to trust and follow Him!
Jesus said, "...in Me you may have
peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good
cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
1. Ben Shapiro, "The Second French Revolution," Townhall.com, April 8,
2. "Top Ten Scariest People in Education Reform,"
by Christel Swasey, March 28, 2013.
3. 'Moscow Declaration' Adopted by G-8: Education Ministers — Secretary
Spellings Commits U.S. at
Forum, U.S. Dept. of Education, 6-2-2006.
4. Nikita Khrushchev, "Dark Predictions of a KGB Defector," 1959 at
5. From a publicity flier announcing the conference held April 10-13,
6. Mary Grabar, "Common Core 'Exemplars': Graphic Sex and Praising
Castro, "May 7, 2013. Cited in
7. Phyllis Schlafly, "Bill Gates Teams Up With UNESCO," Eagle Forum,
November 30, 2005 .http://www.eagleforum.org/column/2005/nov05/05-11-30.html
8. Dennis Cuddy, Ph.D., "The Grab for Power: A Chronology of the NEA"
(Marlborough NH: Plymouth Rock Foundation, 1993); 8.
9. Willard Givens, who became executive secretary of the National
Education Association, 1935. See Chronology of the NEA.