Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education [NOOK Book]

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#1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck considers the hot-button issue of education in the US, exposing the weaknesses of the Common Core school curriculum and examining why liberal solutions fail.

Public education is never mentioned in the constitution. Why? Because our founders knew that it was an issue for state and local governments—not the federal one.

It’s not a coincidence that the more the federal ...
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Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education

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Overview

#1 bestselling author and popular radio and television host Glenn Beck considers the hot-button issue of education in the US, exposing the weaknesses of the Common Core school curriculum and examining why liberal solutions fail.

Public education is never mentioned in the constitution. Why? Because our founders knew that it was an issue for state and local governments—not the federal one.

It’s not a coincidence that the more the federal government has inserted itself into public education over the years, the worse our kids have fared. Washington dangles millions of dollars in front of states and then tells them what they have to do to get it. It’s backdoor nationalization of education—and it’s leading us to ruin.

In Conform, Glenn Beck presents a well-reasoned, fact-based analysis that proves it’s not more money our schools need—it’s a complete refocusing of their priorities and a total restructuring of their relationship with the federal government. In the process, he dismantles many of the common myths and talking points that are often heard by those who want to protect the status quo.

Critics of the current system are just “teacher bashers”…Teachers’ unions put kids first...Homeschooled kids suffer both academically and socially“local control” is an excuse to protect mediocrityCommon Core is “rigorous” and “state led”…Critics of Common Core are just conspiracy theorists…Elementary school teachers need tenure...We can’t reform schools until we eradicate povertyschool choice takes money away from public schoolsCharter schools perform poorly relative to public schools.

There is no issue more important to America’s future than education. The fact that we’ve yielded control over it to powerful unions and ideologically driven elitists is inexcusable. We are failing ourselves, our children, and our country. Conform gives parents the facts they need to take back the debate and help usher in a new era of education built around the commonsense principles of choice, freedom, and accountability.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476773896
  • Publisher: Threshold Editions
  • Publication date: 5/6/2014
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 70,322
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Glenn Beck
Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio host and founder of TheBlaze television network, is a twelve-time #1 bestselling author and is one of the few authors in history to have had #1 national bestsellers in the fiction, nonfiction, self-help, and children’s picture book genres. His recent fiction works include the thrillers Agenda 21, The Overton Window, and its sequel, The Eye of Moloch; his many nonfiction titles include Conform, Miracles and Massacres, Control, and Being George Washington. For more information about Glenn Beck, his books, and TheBlaze TV network, visit GlennBeck.com and TheBlaze.com.
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  • Posted May 6, 2014

    The footnotes and sources used to make this book are worth every

    The footnotes and sources used to make this book are worth every dollar! I've tried keeping this information in numerous bookmarks in my web browser and this puts them all together. One of the chapters (covering education spending increases) shows the data of how most, if not all, of our education increases go to the teachers unions and their salaries and not resources for our children. Haven't even finished the book and I already have more information then I can stop fuming over.

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2014

    Our Country's Future Depends On It

    The exposure is needed to be told in Beck's book CONFORM for the future of our country. The priciples expressed agree with the views noted in Dr. Ben Carson's AMERICA the BEAUTIFUL.

    All of his facts are referred to in the appendex, as well as the quotes. Every school teacher should read it with an open mind!

    The dumming of our school children will not creat the great country we were in the past.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2014

    Yea

    I am totaly against the comon core si i thought this book was helpful

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2014

    Loooove this book!  It is an eye-opener regarding Common Core.  

    Loooove this book!  It is an eye-opener regarding Common Core.  Replete with footnotes, everything noteworthy is verified and
    substantiated with facts.  Educators and parents----especially parents---should make this required reading to understand how Bill Gates
    and the Obama Administration are trying to "sneak in" government control and tracking of all of our children for years to come.  Thank
    goodness parents across the nation are already wise to the ruse of Common Core.  We all need to WAKE UP and protect our American
    heritage, culture, and children. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2014

    Highly Recommended -- for anyone wanting truthful facts

    Great read!! Love all the sources listed!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted June 1, 2014

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