Chuck Norris has taken his famous roundhouse kick and planted one straight to the face of Common Core.
“Stop Common Core right now!” the badass conservative wrote in his new column on Newsbusters.
Part one of Norris’ article on Common Core State Standards offers an in-depth examination of the government’s overreach into the “local academic arenas” of our children.
Norris wrote, in part:
My first issue with CCSS is one that is hot on the blogosphere and in the news: The feds have abandoned their commitment to stay out of local academic affairs by using CCSS to usurp power over public schools and influence young American minds.
In fact, one of the biggest defenses by CCSS advocates is their belief that the federal government — particularly the White House — is in no way behind the standards’ implementation, development and utility.
PolitiFact examined the words of Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who said last July that CCSS is being “used by the Obama administration to turn the Department of Education into what is effectively a national school board.” PolitiFact categorically evaluated Rubio’s statement as false.
But recent evidence shows that Rubio is right and PolitiFact is wrong. The feds already have started invading local school districts via CCSS in three ways: funding, influencing classroom curricula and siphoning student information from schools. Let me explain each in turn.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve yet to see the federal government funding anything that it didn’t eventually have its hands into.
I am personally challenging state and federal representatives to get on board to stop this Common Core insanity. I will be researching each politician to see who is and who is not supporting CCSS, and before this series is complete, I will be publishing their names in my columns, and they reach millions. I’m sure my readers will find my list of names helpful the next time they walk into the voting booths!
Norris’ coming out against Common Core has opened a floodgate of new “How awesome, bad, tough, great is Chuck Norris?” on Twitter, and Twitchy collected the best of a lot of outstanding tweets under #ChuckNorrisEduFacts.