Socialization: A process by which the Left creates new standards of moral order.
Opponents of the common core agenda, which includes a nationalization of public education, have long feared that a major component of the elite’s agenda to “reform” education had nothing to do with developing basic intellectual skills. A good part of that concern is the result of the tremendous secrecy which surrounds the common core testing – to point where parents and even teachers are prohibited from seeing questions. Such an approach to testing defies the logic of testing.
Yet here we are, in a land where private contractors working for bureaucrats in Washington are redefining “education” and “learning” without public oversight.
The worst fears were confirmed this last week when a student taking a biology exam sent a photo of the question home to his parents over his smartphone. The question was a blatant attempt to normalize abortion:
“John and his sister Brittany are high school students in a small town. Their mother Jill is 40 years old and has learned that she is pregnant with a child. Genetic testing has indicated that the child has Down syndrome. Their family doctor has recommended that Jill have an abortion. John and Brittany’s mother and father have called the family together to discuss their options. Which of the following statements describes how the family should make this decision?”
The high school biology students were presented with four multiple choice answers – none of which included the option of choosing to give this preborn child life.
The student’s parents were outraged, of course, and contacted school officials. And they, of course, pled ignorance as to the content of the test questions.
It is important to note that this exam was not in Stockton or Newark. It took place in neighboring Utah – a well-known bastion of conservative religious values.
Click here for the original story from the Salt Lake Tribune.