Common Core Arose From the Moscow Declaration

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By adopting Common Core, the United States has adopted and is implementing UNESCO’s global education. It’s not a conspiracy, it simply is. It is being put into place in 45 states in grades K-12. There are Common Core standards for Pre-K and college to be implemented at a later date.

On June 2, 2006, the Education Ministers of the G-8, including US Department of Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, incorporated Russian education initiatives into what has been termed the Moscow Declaration. The Declaration affirms G-8 commitment to “cooperation in education at all levels in the 21st century.”

It is a commitment to global education in a global society, an education that will erase the lines between U.S. sovereignty and individualism from everyone else in the world.

Remember, there is no longer American Exceptionalism. President Obama said we are no more exceptional than anyone else.

The fact that we are the last bastion of true freedom does make us exceptional, or at least it did.

G-8 members have met since 1975 to discuss economic and political issues. In 1997, the Russian Federation became a member. Members also include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

In 2006, Russian education initiatives were accepted by the G-8 members, which included US Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, who helped create the much-despised, “No Child Left Behind.” It was coined the Moscow Declaration.

According to Russia’s official news agency – the Information Telegraph Agency of Russia (ITAR-TASS) – Russia’s Science and Education Minister Andrei Fursenko describes the declaration as:

“…both a final document of the conference and the document that will be implemented by education ministers of all the world countries and international organizations, including the World Bank, UNESCO, and UN.” (ITAR-TASS, 6-2-2006) The U.S. Department of Education said the member delegates “pledged to share best practices across borders” to build “education systems that can allow people . . . to live and contribute to a global society, and to work in a global economy,” (U.S. Dept. of Education, 6-2-2006)

At the closing meeting session, Secretary Spellings who served under George W. Bush, said this: “I strongly support Russian Education and Science Minister Fursenko’s call to jointly issue the Moscow Declaration of the G-8 Education Ministers” and “This declaration is more than just words on paper — they are words to live by and words to act on.”

The money and the power behind the Common Core might be insurmountable. The plan is to turn our education system upside down with dishonest assessments of it and to use that to push us into a global education that is flawed by the very ideologies of the members of the global community.

The Moscow Declaration stated: “Ministers recognized that the internationalization of education is a reality.”

Several days prior to the G-8 issuance of the Moscow Declaration, Secretary Spellings and Minister Fursenko signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that expands on the “cooperation and exchanges in the field of education” and development of partnership between the United States and Russia.

A May 31, 2006 U.S. Dept. of Education press release claims: “This Memorandum of Understanding is the first of its kind between the U.S. Department of Education and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.”

The Moscow Declaration commitments include promotion of public-private partnerships, “social cohesion, the rule of law and justice [social justice], as well as civic engagement,” multicultural initiatives, and increased education use of ICT (Information and Communication Technology).

Decades-long existing United Nations and OECD lifelong education plans find support in the declaration’s goal for continued development of “lifelong learning systems” spanning from “early childhood through adulthood” to strengthen links “between learning enterprise training and the labor market.”

This is The Life of Julia, the socialist vision of government control of each person’s life from birth until death. The Life of Julia is nothing to laugh at, it is the goal.

Included in previously adopted initiatives — many of whose goals are similar to those found in the 2006 Moscow Declaration — are those from UNESCO as well as the 1985 agreement with the USSR called “The General Agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics [USSR] on contacts, exchanges and cooperation in scientific, technical, educational, cultural and other fields.”

The General Agreement with then-communist USSR was signed Nov. 21, 1985 in Geneva, Switzerland. The document was signed by at-the-time U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz on behalf of the United States and the Soviet Foreign Minister Edward Shevardnadze.

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Bill Clinton with the Director General. Clinton is a big supporter of global education and Common Core.

Secretary Spellings committed the U.S. to an agreement which is a rehashing of the same old reform ideas rejected as extreme when first presented. They are still extreme.

Spellings press release admits, “Ministers affirmed their support for UNESCO’s leadership in coordinating action to achieve EFA goals.”

In other words, we ceded our authority to UNESCO.

WE adopted the UNESCO Education goals.

From their website, “They encourage schools to contribute to international understanding and peace and they place emphasis on UNESCO ideals and the four pillars of Learning for the 21st Century: learning to know, learning to do, learning to be and learning to live together.” Their themes of study: world concerns and the role of the United Nations system, Education for Sustainable Development, peace and human rights, intercultural learning.

None of this is meant to strengthen the United States. It will deprive us of our sovereignty, our resources, our freedoms.

The United Nations is a loose ineffectual organization of socialists, communists, and dictators who do not have our best interests at heart. We have let them into the hearts and minds of our children.

We not only gave up local control, we gave up U.S. control.

Click here for Excerpts from Secretary Spellings’ Remarks at the Closing Session of the G-8 Education Ministerial

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Education for Innovative Societies in the 21st Century 

A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education

Arne Duncan’s Speech to UNESCO

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Common Core – A UN Takeover of Education in the United States

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Defining Common Core

Listen to a discussion of Common Core

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