Common Core: Immersing Our Children in Socialism


Common Core is becoming a vehicle for indoctrinating students in the tenets of socialism. The UN Declaration of Human Rights, a socialist manifesto, is being taught in our NY schools more often than our US Bill of Rights.


There’s a new Uncle Same in town and he looks a lot like Karl Marx

One book that is being used in conjunction with the UN Declaration of Rights (UDHR) is Esperanza Rising, the story of a Mexican girl forced by tragedy to flee her ranch with her family and become a migrant worker in California. Her trials and tribulations are punctuated by her realization that there are more important things than money.

A fifth grade class in N. Babylon, Long Island, recently read the story in combination with the UN’s Declaration of Rights and it was lauded in the local papers as if that were a good thing. It’s a lesson being taught throughout New York State.

The UN Declaration is a social justice and redistribution document. It’s a bill of entitlements. The UN has been selling this thing since 1948. It’s pure socialism.

The lesson this fifth grade class was taught came directly from the NY Common Core Engage NY lessons.

Engage NY requires students to identify passages from the book “Esperanza Rising” and relate them to the UDHR.

From Esperanza Rising:

“Change has not come fast enough, Esperanza. The wealthy still own most of the land while some of the poor have not even a garden plot. There are cattle grazing on the big ranches yet some peasants are forced to eat cats.” (page 12)

The UN Declaration of Rights that is referenced and coordinated with this page:

Article 25, Right to adequate living standard

A. You have the right to the things you and your family need to have a healthy and comfortable life, including food, clothing, housing, medical care, and other social services. You have a right to help if you are out of work or unable to work.”

NY curricula focuses on and promotes the UN Declaration of Human Rights, plain and simple. Students are being taught that the government should own all land and dole it out equally to everyone. Other articles of the UDHR state that everyone has the right to food, water, housing, medical care, and social services.

Eag News posted an article about the Show What You Know on the Common Core put out by Show What You Know Publishing. One story for grade 6 is about a fictitious Megamart store that will put smaller businesses out of business. Obviously they mean Walmart and stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot, stores that buy in bulk and save us all money.

One passage:

“The mayor admitted that Megamart is infamous for closing small businesses where it goes,” the writer, Lucidia James Pickett, states. “Local entrepreneurs cannot compete with the low prices of Megamart, and they will have to move their stores elsewhere to keep their sales up and their businesses running.”

The questions lead children to condemn the large box stores. It’s clearly a far-left political ideology at play. Unions despise Walmart in particular because they are not unionized. Also in the far-left world, ideology holds precedent over practicality.

EAGnews previously wrote about 4th graders bring forced to read a book designed to make them acknowledge their evil “white privilege,” while 2nd graders learned about the “scales of fairness,” and how unfair capitalism is. Only true equality will exist when everyone has equal resources, regardless of their different talents and different levels of effort, these lessons are teaching students.

Socialism is being taught at every grade level. American ideals of individualism and earned success have gone by the wayside.

Common Core will nationalize education and it will further socialism. For those of us who don’t believe in socialism or communism, brainwashing our children in far-left ideology is offensive.