SARGE: Vitter Walks Back His Common Core Stance


Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE): Today, Know.Do.Serve.Learn. (KDSL) released the first in a series of white papers that will highlight American curriculum schools in Dubai and related issues of importance to parents, students, and educators. KDSL is a global education company that specializes in collaborating with American curriculum schools worldwide. Its inaugural white paper is entitled “Three Things Every Parent Should Know About American Curriculum Schools In Dubai” and specifically targets parents of current students and those who are considering American curriculum schools for the future.

“Dubai offers fifteen different curricula in its K-12 private school network. Parents are curious – of what does an American curriculum truly consist? How are American curriculum schools in Dubai different from those in the United States (US)? We wanted to address these questions and convey critical resources on educational standards, such as the Common Core State Standards, in an easy-to-access format for those who need to know more as the 2014-15 academic year looms,” asserts KDSL Managing Director Kevin Simpson.

This white paper is a must-read for parents seeking to better understand the landscape of American curriculum schools in Dubai, as well as to learn how national educational standards in the US are impacting American curriculum education globally. The paper was authored by KDSL Managing Director Kevin Simpson and KDSL Consultant Abigail Swetz and edited by Kerrin Ann Barrett, PhD. The paper may be downloaded here: link

Okay. This is a cut and paste rendition of this organization KDSL: Know, Do, Serve and Learn. It, in conjunction with OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS (, Scholastic ( [They brought you Harry Potter.] Jumeira Baccalaureate School,  Taaleem-teach-inspiring young minds ( Sylvan Learning ( National Geographic Learning-The Educator Collaborative ( Carian College Advisors ( Arab Gulf Education LLC (  and Amideast ( All of these organizations are affiliated with the MENA Common Core consortium. MENA is a region encompassing approximately 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

I’ll ask that you please understand these operations are disseminators of and publishers of Agenda 21 approved curricula world-wide as well as in the United States. They are all large corporate entities with millions upon millions invested in the establishment and distribution of curricula expected and advertised world-wide as being in alignment with the establishment of a universal set of standards for children to be compliance with world-wide.

Simple fact: those controlling the copyrights and intellectual property rights of these “standard curricula” stand to make BILLIONS annually as the standards extend, grow and change in relation to newly developed knowledge. This isn’t a mere effort to control educational curricula; it’s an effort to control the growth, intellectual development and learning of our most endangered citizenry world-wide: our children. Through the “standardized”, regulated and homogenized education of children you begin to homogenize, institutionalize and regiment the learning experience to be whatever you want it to become.

Adolph Hitler said: He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.”

Vladimir Ilich Lenin is quoted: “Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.” 

Here’s Obama’s original statement, in an October 2008 campaign visit to Columbia, Mo:

“Now, Mizzou, I just have two words for you tonight: five days. Five days. After decades of broken politics in Washington, and eight years of failed policies from George W. Bush, and 21 months of a campaign that’s taken us from the rocky coast of Maine to the sunshine of California, we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America. (Tampa Bay Times/PolitiFacts – [Tim Ryan on Thursday, February 6th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.] quoted on Sunday 26th October 2014)

Now we have the peanut gallery insinuating itself into the argument as to whether Common Core is controllable at the local and state level; or is it more a matter of the strings being pulled from behind the curtain by people far more intelligent than the puppets they control. The international puppet masters control people like David Vitter with the promise of riches and notoriety beyond anything the common, witless politician thinking him/herself smarter than his masters could ever understand.

Mister Vitter has taken to walking a razor’s edge where it comes to peoples’ most precious assets: their children. He’s decided to politicize the issue of Common Core in Louisiana and in his favor. He’s decided he’ll push for Common Core “Standards” (alleged “standards” he can’t quote, explain or otherwise endorse logically and specifically or even generally). He absolutely flabbergasted his political base when he endorsed Common Core in direct controversy to his initial rejection of the program. Now he wants to “walk it back” somewhat.

On August 2, 2014, Vitter offered definitive support Friday for the Common Core Education Standards. This put him at odds with Gov. Bobby Jindal who has reversed his stand on Common Core after signing on with the rest of the National Governors Association (NGA) before recognizing (we hope) the NGA owns one-half of the Copyright concerning Common Core Standards and curricula.

For a man described by many as one of the most canny politicians in Washington, this would seem to be a rather ignorant move in supporting Common Core after more and more states are seeking to remove themselves and their school boards from compliance with the contracts signed. But, Vitter wants it and that’s where the problem comes in: for him.

Vitter’s forgotten he’s screwing with your kids. Nothing ticks us off more as Moms and Dads than a semi-literate politico seeking to make money, gain fortune and fame and better his lot at the risk of our families. And that’s where Vitter is at this moment. He still supports the controversial Common Core educational standards. But he wants State Superintendent of Education John White to remove “Eureka Math” as the accepted curriculum for next year.  Vitter said in a letter to White as of October 20th ; “I am very concerned with the extreme difficulty and frustration many students and parents are having with Eureka Math.”

According to the Times Picayune © 2014 and written by Bob Warren; Vitter asks that the state Education Department to:

  • Stop designating Eureka as the preferred curriculum in any way.
  • Ensure local districts have resources available to identify “several strong math curricula . . .”
  • Ensure that Louisiana’s testing does not put students not taught with Eureka Math at a disadvantage. ©

But that’s all he wants to do; at this point. Vitter hasn’t learned or even tried to articulate just what it is he finds so good about Common Core. When questioned about what he believes is good about the program he spins the question and asks: “just what do you find bad about them?” Where I grew up you don’t answer a question by asking a question. You get a head-slap and any other punishment available for being an impertinent smart-aleck that’s impudent and disrespectful.

Vitter has no answers as to what is good about Common Core. He has no ability to explain away the fact parents won’t be allowed to see their children’s homework. Parents won’t be allowed or possibly even capable to assist their kids with their homework because the courses are results based as opposed to being based on what they’ve learned in a logical, articulable way. Parents aren’t allowed to see, study, judge or question the curricula. But those same parents are expected to ascent to, endorse and accept blindly that which may result in bad things being taught to their children.

In a poll conducted by Multi-Quest-Polling, Research, Strategies & Campaign Management, 706 Rose Ave., Metairie, LA. 70005 1-(504) 835-3507: http://[email protected] Contact: John Scurich (504) 722-6662 the following was quoted:

The majority in Louisiana know a lot about common core (or believe they do) at 54%, then 29% claim they know a little, 17% know nothing about it or refused to say.  Overall 45% oppose it to only 20% who favor it, while 35% are undecided or refused to say.   White voters oppose it 54% to 15%, versus black voters favoring it 31% to 25%.  


When informed that “corporate interests, those providing the books, software, and testing services were making contributions to BESE and School board members and State Legislators and also encouraging them to buy stock in their firms in order to benefit personally from the State’s adoption of Common Core, 66% opposed and 15% were in support.  Clearly, when the people know who is behind this program, they are strongly against it (and the question didn’t say anything about U.S. Department of Education involvement or the words liberal or progressive).  Upon learning this information, the majority said they’d vote against BESE, School Board, State Legislative and U.S. Congressional candidates in support of Common Core (only 16% would vote for them after learning this information).  Pollster and Multi-Quest president John Grimm said “this leads us to conclude that candidates who support Common Core, particularly incumbents, could very well be opening a window of opportunity for their opponent.”


John Scurich, vice-president and Political Advisor for Multi-Quest said, “Our advice to candidates thinking about supporting Common Core:  don’t walk away – run!”  Scurich said starting two years ago he began to see the writing on the wall regarding Common Core.  “You could see the confusion and frustration in the faces of many parents, teachers and administrators who were complaining about it.  That has manifested into major opposition and by next year could become either the major issue in a given race or at least the issue that separates two candidates who otherwise have similar platforms.” Scurich added “Common Core could become an Ebola problem for its supporters.”

That thing about” “corporate interests, those providing the books, software, and testing services were making contributions to BESE and School board members and State Legislators and also encouraging them to buy stock in their firms in order to benefit personally from the State’s adoption of Common Core, 66% opposed and 15% were in support, is called Malfeasance in Office and is punishable by fines and imprisonment. It could also be interpreted by some as being Bribery. (emphasis is mine)

As has been noted in many nation-wide and international postings by people knowledgeable about Common Core and what lies in the shadowy history of this United Nations Agenda 21 driven schema, the goals are more along the lines of Hitler, Stalin and Obama’s concepts of developing a new world in the mold they’ve chosen; not you or I.

Vitter may believe he has the powers of a Superman® but he might be better advised to see how soon he could become the new Prometheus. Brian Aldiss (editor, writer and Frankenstein expert) in his commentary on FRANKENSTEIN: OR, THE NEW PROMETHEUS argued it should be considered the first true science fiction story. This is  because unlike in previous stories with fantastical elements resembling those of later science fiction, the central character “makes a deliberate decision” and “turns to modern experiments in the laboratory” to achieve fantastic results. It’s had a considerable influence across literature and popular culture and spawned a complete genre of horror stories. But we also know how badly all of this turned out in the literary end and in the best laid plans of mice and men. (Wikipedia 2014)

Vitter is tap dancing in a minefield at the moment. His next step, or misstep, may decide how well he does in the future. His attempt to walk-back his shame will determine his future and that of your kids.

Thanks for listening.

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