THE MORNING SHOW
Lily Tang Williams
Marching Toward Communism with Common Core: The Bleak Future of American Education
Chinese-American Mom Says Common Core Is Just Like Education in Communist China
“Do you just want your kids to be test machines and cheap workers for corporations?”
If you want to be shaken out of complacency and shown what a real American looks like, then this interview is for you. Lily Tang Williams gives and eye opening and very passionate testimony to where our country is headed if we continue to sick back and blithely watch our liberties be taken away one by one. Will our country eventually evolve into resembling the Communist China she grew up in? It’s heading that way and fast according to her.
From Lily’s website: I am strongly opposed to Common Core. I cannot sugar coat it. In my eyes, Common Core reminds me of the Communist Core I went through in China. When I was growing up under Mao’s regime during the Cultural Revolution, starting with first grade, we were told to chant every day in the government run public schools; “Long Live Chairman Mao, Long Live the Communist Party.” We were required to write in our dairies every day and turn them in for our teachers to review. In the dairies we were supposed to confess our incorrect thoughts to Mao or do self-criticism, or report anything bad we heard or saw about other students, family, and friends. We would memorize Mao’s Quotations and recite them aloud during class. For school fun activities, we would dress up as Chinese minority people in their costumes to sing and dance, thanking Mao and the Communist Party for saving them from poverty, or we dressed up like soldiers to fight for the new China. Mao was like a god to me. I would see him rising from the stove fire or talking to me from the clouds. We all truly believed in Mao and Communism because we were completely indoctrinated and did not have any other information. We had nationalized curricula, one of the subjects we were required to study was Politics (Communist Party history, Karl Marxism, Mao Zedong Thought, etc.). Our teachers had to comply with all the curriculum and testing requirements, or lose their jobs forever. Parents had no choice at all when it came to what we learned in school. (READ MORE)
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March 3, 2015 @ 6:54 pm Chad
Yes, this is all true, because endless-breeding creates endless concentrations of people, which creates endless powers/authorities, endlessly diminishing natural resources, and endless enslavement, poverty, dependence, and subjugation! Logical and reasonable enough? Yes, but everyone stands in denial, vowing to fight to their deaths to protect the right of “endless breeding”, despite every other freedom and things of natural and social value being diminished because of it. And they go on saying it’s about time to fight the “big unknown evil ones” on whom they serve and depend on … It’s the insanity of ever increasing ignorance.
There is no such thing as “human progress”. The only humans have done for over 100,000 years is regress. Everything man does is a destruction of the natural order, of nature’s 5+ billion years of experience, and only serves to create more chaos.
What humans call “progress” is always merely a poor “solution” to previous “progress”/chaos/havoc that they have caused in their self-idolatry, the greatest sin of all.
March 3, 2015 @ 9:33 pm Chad
Someone might question “Well, if nature created the ability of humans to breed like rabbits, then what is wrong with it?”
And the only things that come to mind are:
1) Possibly humans were once prey animals, and served that kind of function in the natural world, and their awareness evolved faster than other genetics.
2) Possibly humans are designed to breed under any-conditions-at-any-time because they were originally highly spiritual beings, and never had much desire to breed, perhaps spending most of their time in meditaion under stone dolmens which are spread across Europe and Asia, and therefore evolved to breed whenever and however just to keep the species from going extinct.
3) Possibly humans in the natural world aren’t generally clean or good-smelling or attractive enough to engage in endless breeding, or perhaps there were generally more interesting things to engage in than sex.
Regardless, none of these conditions currently exist.
March 4, 2015 @ 8:47 pm Anne
Thank you for an excellent show today on common core. I tend to lean toward the health oriented shows, but my ears perked up with this…I wish I would have heard it live and I would have called.
My family has several ‘gifted’ teachers…their passion is teaching, educating and guiding a generation on HOW TO THINK (not WHAT to think). They love kids and kids love them.
At a reunion last Sunday, the topic common core came up. Both my nephew and his wife are considering leaving teaching in Ohio although only in their early 30’s. Why? Since Christmas break, they’ve only ‘taught’ about 2 weeks….the rest has been common core testing. My best friend (an awarded teacher) left teaching after 20 years in one of the state’s best school systems….her statement: “the testing is irrelevant, useless and teachers can no longer practice the art of teaching.” And most important, it’s very frustrating for the students.
One thing Ms. Williams didn’t mention-one CORE purpose of the testing is to ‘grade’ the ability of the teachers and it dings them if their students aren’t up to ‘par.’ Two problems there: 1)The best teachers in disadvantaged schools (don’t have laptops, computer skills, etc.) are at a disadvantage over the more progressive schools and 2) good teachers feel the test information is worthless. I’d like to think our less advantaged school systems deserve passionate teachers AND can keep them teaching.
Ohio is waking up to common core and it is highly controversial and hopefully being over-turned. It only serves to dumb down our children AND drive the most gifted teachers out of teaching. I don’t have children in the school system at this point….but I’ll do my best to see it over-turned in this state.
Really…anyone can teach under common core….it takes the art out of the profession and creates robots for children.
And….I guess if we can’t take the advice of our teachers I’d ask the question: “show me one thing in which the government has become involved in that is better than it was before….”.
Thanks for a great show!