Common Core

To the Editor:

My husband and I attended our grandson’s school Christmas Concert this Friday. I looked at my program and noticed it was titled “Winter Solstice”. Are you kidding me? This is Cedar Grove, Wisconsin; NOT the Celtic Forests or even Sedona, Arizona. Why would a village with a predominantly Dutch Reformed Christian population celebrate a pagan holiday?

The concert was very nice and included Christmas Carols (which the program called traditional carols, but I had to wonder: When did we become so politically correct that 99.9% of a community is afraid to call their Christmas program a Christmas program because it may offend an unknown 1%? If we, as Christians, are afraid to wish one another a Merry Christmas in Cedar Grove or Belgium, Wisconsin, where are we safe?

I believe at least most of my questions were partially answered when I read the back of the program, titled “National Standards for Music Education”. The nine standards listed are part of the NATIONAL COMMON CORE curriculum. Why would we turn over the future of our children and grandchildren to the federal government? What can Washington, D.C. contribute to our local towns and cultures other than confusion and statism? We should allow and expect our local teachers to teach our children and grandchildren what we feel is useful for their future and their characters and not allow morally and spiritually corrupt politicians from D.C. to shape their lives. If you agree, please call the Governor’s office today at 608-266-1212 and ask him to say NO to Common Core in WI. Let him know that we want the education of our children to be handled at the local level and not the state or national level. Germantown is dropping the Common Core standards for their students because they want their own higher standards. Let’s do it now for the rest of the state.

Judi Pool

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