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After years of pursuing his wanderlust, and after one fortuitous day where he pulled off the freeway into Tucson, Arizona, Brad inhaled the desert aroma and at last heard the whisper "Welcome home."
Unbeknownst to Brad, his calling as a teacher awaited him in Tucson. He received his M.Ed. in Education from the University of Arizona and began teaching 5th grade 10 years ago.
When the Cult of Common Core came knocking, Brad discovered yet another surprise calling, writing. Writing commentaries in local papers in opposition to the federal takeover of education, known as Common Core, gave him the confidence to, at long last, just sit and begin writing. The book, The Cult of Common Core, is the result.
Brad looks forward to when public events are such that he can write his follow-up book, The Death of a Leviathan: How America Stormed the Castle Gates to Kill the Common Core Beast. Until then, Brad can be seen lounging at various Starbucks around Tucson with his faithful companion of 12 years, Cosmo, a yellow Labrador retriever and the best person he has ever known.
Connect with Brad by email at email@example.com, on Twitter @cultcommoncore, or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cultofcommoncore
Top Customer Reviews
I have carefully followed this story for the past couple years and have written quite a bit about it on my blog.
This week in the media I sense a real terror brewing as various states are being pummeled by anti common core activists in their locales. Here in Utah the teachers have been threatened with huge fines if they attempt to disclose any details about the testing that is currently underway. And students across the country are also being threatened with huge fines if they disclose to anyone what was on the test. The increasing panic behind the threats makes me certain that the average American would be revolted if they knew what was on those tests. Brads disclosure in chapter one of his book that the test is not set up to assess student knowledge so much as to flag which teachers are problematic to the system makes it obvious that a brainwashing of the American School Child is underway in our country.
In chapter one he shares details about the three days he spent in Chicago in March of 2013 after being asked by the Arizona Department of Education to fly out and work on the PARCC test.
"After the first of three days working on the Common Core test things just did not seem right.
...My Common Core handlers' demeanor caused me to become suspicious that there was something else going on and things were not quite as they seemed.
...In answer to questions I had about a student writing sample, my Common Core handler blurted out, "We don't ever care what the kids opinions are.Read more ›
Little by little, he heard parents complaining about the burden of Common Core, the irrational homework, the frustration of the kids, the pathetic fact that children were not learning more math but less math. He saw that the main opposition to Common Core was coming from ordinary parents, especially the mothers. Their example inspired him to join their cause.
Once radicalized, McQueen started making speeches and working on a book, recently published with the title "The Cult of Common Core: Obama's Final Solution for Your Child's Mind and Our Country's Exceptionalism."
McQueen is unapologetically hostile to this hostile takeover of American education. He is optimistic that the Cult can be defeated.
There are 75 pages of text and 25 pages of key names and groups (i.e., the guilty). In short, the book contains everything you need to understand why Common Core is bad and should be entirely repealed, and how we can accomplish that.
I would recommend that everyone who is fighting Common Core buy a few extra copies and pass them around. I've been writing articles against Common Core for five years. Every time I think I know how bad it really is, I learn some more horror stories, as I did in this book.
McQueen writes boldly and bravely. Here are a few quotes I particularly like:
"America is one of the most racially and religiously diverse nations in the world.Read more ›
I only heard the talking points from Common Core proponents, and it still made no sense to me. This book breaks down Common Core to - Who, When, What, and Why.
If you are on the fence about Common Core, you won't be after reading this book.
For many, ignorance is Bliss . If you care about your kids future and the future of America, refuse to be blissfully ignorant. Read this book and arm yourself with the information necessary to confront the Common Core brown shirts.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is a biased and very poorly written work. If McQueen wishes to be convincing, he should use a little less hyperbole and a lot more data. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Caitlin Phillips
It shed light on numerous questionable concerns and was very enlightening to say the least! Thank you to this man for his research and efforts to inform us all!!Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
This makes for a scary read for those of us who have any connection with providing educational services to students at any level. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David J. Willson
Very interesting and eye opening read for those wanting an insider point of view on the common core debacle.Published 3 months ago by Carlos
Excellently written. The kind of teacher I want for my kids! And know that if I had kids I'd be fighting tooth and nail against common core!Published 3 months ago
This book is very helpful. The whole world need to be aware of this plan to conquer it as a whole. The USA and most of all the Church, the true Church must keep its eyes opened and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jeffery Allen
Brings to light so many issues that need correcting! Buy more that one so you can give them out to friends!Published 4 months ago by kdiverdown
This books explains the events leading up to the creation of common core, the relationship of the largest sponsors and what common core means for our children. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Massage momma
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|Are there schools exempt from this?||
If your child attends a private school which does not receive government funding then the school can set it's own standards and curriculum. Just check with the school. Some private schools are mimicking the Common Core. The SAT and AP tests are aligning with the Common Core, unfortunately, so... Read More
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