Under Strategic Plan, I found Vision 2020. This plan (can't they come up with an original name anywhere in the entire United States?) is a raw and naked view of what schooling is supposed to be under UN Agenda 21 using Common Core Standards.
After lots of Delphi sessions at the University they determined in January 2013 that education should disconnect the students' minds and personalities from their beliefs and values. And remember, this is after students have endured 12 years of K-12 indoctrination. The Vision statement for the University is the generic chest-beating 'We will be a top national metropolitan university.' Ok, good luck. Then, this is followed by the real statement: 'all student experiences will be rooted in Transformative Learning so our graduates are productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders who contribute to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social enhancement of their communities. '
What, I asked myself, is Transformative Learning? I know that the word Transform is code for destroy. In order to transform it the existing system must be broken--demolished--and rebuilt.
Because I wanted a quick answer I used wikipedia and got what I was looking for. Like a sort of electro-shock treatment, students' minds are wrenched out of their existing beliefs, the beliefs they developed over years of living and thinking and experiencing with family and friends. Transformative Learning requires the student--no, let me say it: THE PATIENT--to go through a disorienting dilemma that could be created by a teacher in order to 'undo racist, sexist, and other oppressive attitudes.' According to this, learning should be intuitive and emotional rather than fact-based. The student should examine his or her beliefs and TRANSFORM through the bonding with other students.
This is a psychological technique NOT a teaching method. This is a way to break down the personality and replace it with a manageable new respondent to stimuli. In fact, this is social and behavioral demolition. Common Core is EMOTIONAL TERRORISM.
The University of Central Oklahoma is being run by change agents, by organizational facilitators who use their training ("BethMarie Ward is an Institute of Cultural Affairs Certified ToP® Facilitator working with organizations on strategic and action planning, systems change management and team building. She holds a master’s degree in Human Development with an emphasis on organizational sustainability.") to manipulate human beings. Young and vulnerable minds are being destroyed and rebuilt in a sustainable model.
COMMON CORE IS UN AGENDA 21. REJECT COMMON CORE.