Many would be surprised to learn that Common Core is neither a state-led nor a federal led initiative run by Barack Obama.
Common Core is a global initiative as proven by the MENA Common Core Conference taking place this weekend (October 24-25, 2014) not in New York City, not in Los Angeles and definitely not in Washington, DC but Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
MENA Common Core Conference
The 2nd Annual MENA Common Core Conference will provide professional development to American curriculum schools in the region on effectively employing Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the classroom. Our mission is to unite for one common goal: To be the most successful schools and teachers for our students while implementing CCSS.
On October 24 and 25, hundreds of schools, leadership teams, and teachers from across the region will gather in Dubai, to learn about the Common Core State Standards, share curricula and best practices, and network with each other. The event will unite administrators, teachers, and schools around improving teaching and learning for all of our students.
The MENA Common Core Conference is sponsored by the Middle East and North Africa and organized by KDSL, “a Dubai-based education company founded by Kevin Simpson and Alison Burrows. KDSL partners with organizations around the world to increase student achievement, teacher knowledge, and leadership in education.”
Below is a screenshot of the leading partners supporting the MENA Core Conference in Dubai.
As you may or may not be aware, one the corporations mentioned above, AMIDEAST suspended by the Egyptian government for the 2014-2015 school year because of its radical Islamist ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Clearly if our government made the interest of Americans their primary agenda, such affiliation would have set off alarms. Then again, with the Muslim Brotherhood in the White House, maybe not.
On the staff of AMIDEAST:
Ibrahim El Houdaiby
Ibrahim El Houdaiby is a senior researcher at House of Wisdom Center for Strategic Studies. A graduate of the American University in Cairo (2005), he holds a B.A. in Political Science and is currently finishing his M.A. in Political Science and Development Studies. He also earned a diploma in Islamic Studies from the High Institute of Islamic Studies in 2010, where he is currently pursuing his M.A. in Islamic Shariah. Mr. Ibrahim El Houdaiby is a leader of the emerging generation of political and social activists and formerly associated with the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, the oldest religiously-founded group of its kind in the Middle East. He was a past board member of www.ikhwanweb.com, the Muslim Brotherhood’s Official English Website. He writes a weekly column for the Arabic Daily Shorouk, and is a freelance columnist in English language Al-Ahram Online. His research focuses on Islamic movements, democratization, and political economy of the Middle East. Ibrahim El Houdaiby joined the AMIDEAST teaching staff in 2012.
In November 2004, Bill Gates signed an agreement with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
UNESCO has been pushing to establish their World Core Curriculum into schools throughout the United States for decades.
Pursuant to an article written by Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum entitled, “Bill Gates Teams Up With UNESCO” dated November 30, 2005:
President Reagan withdrew the United States from UNESCO on December 31, 1984 because it was corrupt, anti-Western, and a vehicle for far-left propaganda. Unfortunately, President George W. Bush rejoined UNESCO in 2003.
UNESCO’s efforts in the 1960s and 1970s to influence U.S. school curriculum were unsuccessful. But now UNESCO has found a sugar daddy.
On November 17, 2004 at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, UNESCO signed a 26-page “Cooperation Agreement” with Microsoft Corporation to develop a “master curriculum (Syllabus)” for teacher training in information technologies based on standards, guidelines, benchmarks, and assessment techniques. The Agreement states that the Syllabus will “form the basis for deriving training content to be delivered to teachers,” and “UNESCO will explore how to facilitate content development…”
Following the signing of the Agreement, UNESCO Director General Koichiro Matsuura explained it in a speech. One of its goals, he said, is “fostering web-based communities of practice including content development and worldwide curricula reflecting UNESCO values.” No doubt that is agreeable to Bill Gates because the Agreement states that “Microsoft supports the objectives of UNESCO as stipulated in UNESCO’s Constitution.”
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“worldwide curricula reflecting UNESCO values” Translates to: A universal workforce “global citizens.”
The New American
According to the agency, it is all linked to UN Agenda 21. In addition to gathering up unprecedented amounts of data on everyone, the global “education reform” movement is essentially seeking to instill radical new values in children — turning them into “global citizens” with views inherently at odds with Biblical Christianity — to facilitate the total regimentation of human society. Countless programs and initiatives such as “Education for All” are working toward that goal.
Rest assured, America in knowing that our big corporations, the federal government and so-called educators are working in collaboration with the United Nations in an effort to fundamentally transform our youth in mindless drones for the good of the collective (sarcasm).
Suggested reading: Common Core: State Led My A$$- Here’s the Proof
SARGE: Questions About “Local Control” Of Common Core
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