A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 30, 2015
Communist Core (Communist + Common Core)

The Common Core State Standards Initiative (or “Common Core") is an educational program to teach common standards in United States schools. Critics have claimed that it teaches students to take standardized tests and is government education at its worst, promoting the power of the state much like Communist China. “Common Core” has been dubbed “Communist Core” (Communist + Common Core) since at least April 2012.


Wikipedia: Common Core State Standards Initiative
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an educational initiative in the United States that details what K-12 students should know in English language arts and mathematics at the end of each grade. The initiative is sponsored by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and seeks to establish consistent educational standards across the states as well as ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter credit-bearing courses at two- or four-year college programs or to enter the workforce.

Deseret News (Salt Lake City, UT)
Politics, misinformation feed Common Core debate, education official says
By Benjamin Wood, Deseret News
Published: Tuesday, April 17 2012 3:11 p.m. MDT
SALT LAKE CITY — Criticism of the Common Core State Standards is intensifying as Utah’s election season progresses.
(...)
Dickson said officials focus on the standards because that is, in essence, what the Common Core State Standards are. She said the peripheral discussions of socialism — she’s heard the standards referred to by opponents as the “Communist” Core — and federal manipulation is little more than political fodder in a campaign season.

Twitter
Dale Rogers
‏@MisterRog
Perhaps then I’ve been correct when I jokingly called it the “Communist Core”?
@nancyflanagan http://www.the21stcenturyteacher.com/member-articles/on-education/119-this-is-how-democracy-ends-an-apology
9:33 AM - 1 Jan 2013

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Tex Thornton
‏@ThorntonB1
Ask if your public schools use @common_core. It’s code for Communist Core. Like a nasty weed. GET IT OUT OF YOUR STATE BEFORE IT TAKES OVER!
8:20 PM - 14 Mar 2013

Twitter
Daniel Hathorn
‏@dhathorn4895
@michellemalkin Common Core should be called Communist Core bc that’s what it really is.
10:26 PM - 19 Mar 2013

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Rob Womack
‏@Rojowo
Common Core lacks a 4 letter modification for clearer explanation. Communist Core is the end goal of this indoctrination not education.
10:31 AM - 30 Mar 2013

Townhall.com
The New Liberals’ Hymnal: The Book of Common Core
John Ransom | Apr 22, 2013
(...)
Everything taught will have to get the stamp of approval from the Communist Core, uh, Common Core-o-crats made up of various people who have already screwed up education in their own states.

WND.com
LEVIATHAN GOVERNMENT
EDUCATION DICTATES MORE LIKE ‘COMMUNIST CORE’
Phyllis Schlafly slams federal guidelines that apply to private schools, homeschools
Published: 05/13/2013 at 8:19 PM
The national news media haven’t discovered it, but the issue that is bringing out hundreds of citizens who never before attended political meetings is Common Core (CC). More precisely, it is the attempt of Barack Obama’s Department of Education to force all states and schools to adopt specified national education standards for each grade level that will dictate what all kids learn and don’t learn.

Common Core means federal control of school curriculum, i.e., control by Obama administration left-wing bureaucrats. Federal control will replace all curriculum decisions by state and local school boards, state legislatures, parents and even Congress because Obama bypassed Congress by using $4 billion of Stimulus money to promote Common Core.

NewsWithViews.com
SCHOOL CHOICE AND CHARTERS WILL KILL PRIVATE EDUCATION
PART 2 of 2
By Charlotte Iserbyt
June 21, 2013
(...)
There will be NO choice if the Governor’s corporatist/Heritage/Obama/CFR agenda is allowed to be implemented. All schools will be required to teach to the Communist Core, and true private education will be dead.

Twitter
sarah
‏@therightsarah
I cannot bear a full year of “Communist Core” conspiracy theory crackpots giving media easy ammo to make us seem anti-education.
10:15 PM - 24 Sep 2014

YouTube
Chinese American Mom ~ Common Core in U.S. same as Communist Core in China
Mert Melfa
Published on Nov 14, 2014
Mother of 3 Lily Williams comes to America for freedom and gets more communism under Common Core.

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USAgenda22
‏@USAgenda22
@PatVPeters #Commoncore aka “communist core” is uniform indoctrination as used in the former Soviet Union. Seek to get kids in early.
2:03 PM - 25 Nov 2014

Western Journalism
“Communist Core”: Immigrant Mom Sees Shocking Parallels Between Chinese And U.S. Education
“Is this what we want in America?”
B. CHRISTOPHER AGEE — DECEMBER 2, 2014
A concerned mother who immigrated to America from China spoke out against the federal Common Core standards being implemented in schools across the nation. During a recent meeting of the Colorado State Board of Education, Lily Tang Williams cited the troubling similarities she sees between the leftist-supported curriculum and the communist system under which she was educated.

“I do not buy into Common Core,” she asserted. “I’m here to oppose that strongly.”

Williams affirmed that, under the Chinese form of education, students “are not trained to be independent thinkers,” but are instead shaped into useful tools for the government.

YouTube
Common Core is the Communist Core I Went Through in China
Lily Tang Williams
Published on Jan 27, 2015
Lily Tang Williams
Website: http://www.lily4liberty.com
Facebook: Lily4Liberty
A Chinese immigrant shares her thoughts on Common Core and her Chinese education. Please like and share.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Friday, January 30, 2015 • Permalink