Hear interview with Oklahoma Educator, Linda Murphy (she was one of key people to help Oklahoma get out of Common Core. She saw the pilot test being done (while speaking in the Stand in the Gap Conferences in Alabama) on the Comprehensive Counseling Guidance and warned us. Hear her perspective on the Common Core Counseling Guidance. An excerpt from her article:
"The Federal Government and some state governments are working on plans being promoted as needed solutions to solve ALL problems with children. This is a rapidly growing movement fueled by more and more sophisticated technology being used to gather more and more data on children in K-12 public schools. These kids are a captive audience because they are naturally expected to follow instructions given by the adults in charge. Students often don’t even know when the computer program or class survey they are working on is aimed at gathering their personal and “private” information.
The student responses are evaluated to determine if this child is At Risk? Disadvantaged? an Under achiever? Bullied? Depressed? a Victim of Social Injustice? In Danger? has Special Needs? or Neglected? If so they can “fit” into the categories where federal, state or foundation money is coming in to pay for their treatment. It all fits nicely into boxes and graphs whose variables or descriptors* have been pre-determined. The more problems….. the more money needed…. and so on and on it goes." https://lindamurphyoklahomaeducator.wordpress.com/2015/06/12/should-the-federal-or-state-government-determine-your-childs-mental-health-alabamans-say-no/
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d114:HR00541:@@@D&summ2=m& Link to amendment which has mentoring program