Have you ever wondered why Tom Luna is so insistent about Common Core? In spite of all the evidence that these standards are not state led, not voluntary, untested, and with evidence they actually lower scores, why does he persist? Even with all of the evidence that this is a United Nations led initiative he continues forcing Common Core on Idahoans. Maybe this will provide some insight into his thinking. He is in with the Big Dogs.
Here is the National Governors Association Chair's Initiative 2013-2014. If you remember it was the National Governors Association (NGA) that collectively adopted the Common Core standards, of which Tom Luna is a member.
If you go to the NGA website you will see "Corporate Fellows" at the top. That link will take you to the link for the list of Corporate Fellows. It is no surprise the number of these corporations who are UN business partners, use the drop down box under other organisations to search which ones belong. Just to name a few:
Bank of America, AT&T, Intel, Walmart, Coke, Cisco, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Pearson, and the list goes on and on. There are other large corporations that are "fellows" of the NGA.
Here is the NGA Corporate Fellows Program. The statement on the first page establishes a public-private partnership, and being a corporate fellow you are "...providing governors ideas that work." Translated, providing governors a UN ideology of social justice, environmentalism, global citizenry, and indoctrination. Page two outlines all the corporate benefits of this fellowship.
Here is the NGA Center for Best Practices. This UN business backed organization is a driving force behind Agenda 21 goals. Education, environment, transportation, health, and the most frightening of all, driving education towards pre-determination of workforce needs. Educating your children on what workforce needs the businesses will have and for the global, not American, economy.
And finally, like the Hollywood Oscars, slapping themselves on the back for a job well done with awards. When will Tom Luna get recognition for his nomination?
Sarcasm aside, how can Tom Luna support this corporatism where the businesses who work for and support UN ideology are driving the education of our children? And it is being driven from all other aspects as well, everything behind Common Core has UN connections. How can he support it?
It is time Idaho finds a Superintendent of Education that is for Idaho and not corporations, Agenda 21, and the UN. Perhaps Tom Luna should look up the definition for fascism.
This is a follow-up on Tom Luna, 12/9/13, looks like he and the Big Dogs got together along with some state legislators.
An article came out by the In the Public Interest website that cites, "Corporate Interests Pay to Play to Shape Education Policy, Reap profits" Apparently state superintendents are jumping into bed with corporations to create policies that financially benefit the corporations, shocker. Although Idaho was not listed in the article it makes one wonder whether or not Tom Luna has or will engage in the same. It was noted above that he met with Jeb Bush this month, perhaps to work out a deal for the Bush founded, UN NGO funded, Foundation for Education Excellence. What makes it impossible for Tom Luna to see the light?