“Whoever controls the education of the nation’s youth, controls the nation” is a powerful reality. There is no escaping the fact that America’s education system is shaping the way children think—and not in a positive way. The most recent iteration of this is the system of national standards called “Common Core.” Common Core is now standardizing education across the states so that schools are forced to offer a “one size fits all” curriculum that is test-driven and partisan.
Common Core: Better Education or Educational Child Abuse? exposes the weaknesses of the Common Core Standards and shows how this invasive effort of the Federal Department of Education will cripple our children intellectually in the long-run. This is a book not only for parents, but for grandparents, and for any individual who wants to understand what’s behind the push for the Common Core national standards and what’s at stake as they are being implemented in every government-controlled school in the nation.
The author, Dr. Karen Van Til Gushta, writes from both her experience as an educator teaching children and training future teachers, as well as from her passionate concern for the future of our covenant children. She articulated that concern in her previous book, The War on Children: How Pop Culture and Public Schools Put Our Kids at Risk. In the booklet, The Truth About Common Core: Questions and Answers, she identified eight reasons we should be concerned about the Common Core Standards. In her latest book she goes into greater detail about Common Core, explaining the present politics of Common Core, digging deeper into the content of the standards themselves, and outlining a plan of action for parents and pastors and all those who are concerned about the negative impact these standards are having on the education of our children.