Education & UN Agenda 21

Common Core Issues and Actions in Education

Common Core Issues and Actions in Education?

Posted on December 9, 2016
by Pearl Rains Hewett

Common Core Issues and Actions in Education?

In 2005, Phyllis Schlafly wrote the following “President Reagan withdrew the United States from UNESCO in December of 1984 because it was corrupt, anti-Western, and a vehicle for far-left propaganda.

Unfortunately, President George W. Bush rejoined UNESCO in 2003, and it’s now found a long sought after means to influence U.S. school curriculum.


President Trump’s campaign quotes on American Education 2016, Common Core: “I have been consistent in my opposition to Common Core. Get rid of Common Core.” February 2016

President Trump, .The government’s role in education: “there’s no failed policy more in need of urgent change than our government-run education monopoly.”September 2016.


UNESCO member opines that Common Core is “not a takeover plot”

June 5, 2012
“IB’s association with UNESCO is hardly a school takeover plot”
In the sometimes heated discussions over the last few weeks on the pros and cons of allowing communities to adopt the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum in New Hampshire schools, one of the charges frequently leveled against its parent organization (IBO) is that it has links to UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Cast in such negative light, a misconstrued image of UNESCO as an ‘anti-American’ organization seeking to undermine the patriotism of New Hampshire’s children has made its way into the public eye. From the point of view of an American educator who has been there, this image is not only outrageous, it is wrong.To set the record straight on UNESCO, what it does, its priorities for education, and its association with the IBO, the facts speak for themselves: – As the UN agency committed since its founding in 1945 to the building of world peace, eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue, its 195 member states work together on issues that concern our common security, human rights, freedom of expression and freedom of the press. The United States is a full member and sits on UNESCO’s Executive Board. A U.S. National Commission for UNESCO, currently made up of 84 members, meets regularly to advise the Department of State with regard to educational and other programs implemented in cooperation with UNESCO. Continue reading

Stop Common Core in Your State

Ask your state legislators and U.S. congressmen to stop the implementation of Common Core.

Common Core is a K-12 set of national education standards for English language arts and mathematics classes that was developed… Continue reading

“Common Core” curriculum – Why parents and teachers are concerned (Video)

Heard about the “Common Core” curriculum that is quickly spreading across the United States in the school districts? Watch this video to understand why parents and teachers are concerned:

Common Core Education

Following are some good resources to educate yourself about Common Core Curriculum.  

Attributes of a Sustainable Citizen

Attributes of 21st Century Residents

The needs and attributes they identified are summarized below; these have provided context to the development of recommendations in the E3 Washington Comprehensive Plan.

The environmentally literate resident recognizes interconnections:

  • Is open-minded to other cultures and ways of life
  • Understands environmental, economic and governmental systems–local, regional, national and global
  • Is aware of the connections between natural systems and human behaviors
  • Sees the future through the lenses of the environment, the economy and an equitable society
  • Understands the link between poverty and the environment
  • Recognizes connections among disciplines
  • Understands and considers the effects of personal actions and choices
  • Has a strong connection to community and environment
  • Can work across sectors, disciplines and professions
  • Values open spaces and public lands and access to them Continue reading

Teaching children to become “global citizens”

Envisioning Washington State in 2025 and Beyond

From Education for Sustainable Communities, under the “E3 Comprehensive Plan” – Item #4 discusses what children will be learning to become good “global citizens”:


Educated, Skilled Individuals

Achieving and sustaining a durable economy, strong communities, and sustainable use of natural resources requires a well-educated population with the skills and knowledge to make good decisions based on the requirements of a healthy society, environment, and economy – decisions based on the well-being of future generations. To equip our residents for a thriving future, education in Washington focuses on providing all students with the skills, experiences, and academic foundation to understand and successfully operate within complex systems, from the ecology of their local environment to the global economy. Lifelong learning encourages appreciation and respect for the natural world, a strong sense of community, and an awareness of how we are connected to one another, other species, and the natural resources upon which we all depend.

During the 18 E3 regional summits held across Washington, local and regional representatives including tribal, business, early childhood and K-20 education, governmental, nongovernmental, civic-community, military, and faith-based leaders brainstormed and discussed the necessary knowledge, values, and skills attributes of Washington’s current and future residents.

Through these sessions, four broad characteristics emerged that define the people equipped to create Washington in 2025 and beyond. Continue reading

Education, the Environment and Sustainable Communities

“By linking education, the environment and the economy, you’re helping to encourage sustainable communities, which will enhance Washington’s quality of life and our reputation in the global economy.”

“For those unfamiliar with E3, we encourage you to visit its website… Continue reading

How much does the US pay for the UN each year?
They pay 22% of 4.19 billion dollars. You do the math.

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