Traces of Reality
October 3, 2013
Episode 68: October 3, 2013 – John Whitehead on Common Core: “The Dictator’s Dream”
Guest: John W. Whitehead
On this edition of Traces of Reality Radio: Guillermo is joined by constitutional attorney, author, and president of the Rutherford Institute, John W. Whitehead. Guillermo and John discuss the problems with public education and how they will only be compounded by the adoption of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
We discuss the inherent problems with a common curriculum controlled by a central authority in the state (the dictator’s dream), the data-mining and surveillance implications of the initiative, who stands to gain financially from its implementation, and how parents and students can best opt-out and escape the system.