From an article by WatchdogWire. Please know that this is real and this is the ultimate goal of Common Core. This is not about helping anyone, it is all about control.
Common Core State Standards, the new nationwide education plan that has been garnering major criticism for its heavily intrusive nature, data collection, and top-down control, has been taken to the next level by educators through a program called P20W, which would begin preparing children for education while they are still in their mother’s womb.
In a video posted on October 7th, 2013, Oregon Deputy Superintendent Rob Saxton who is, for all intents and purposes, the head of the Oregon Department of Education, spoke at a school gathering to discuss new education procedures. These included Common Core, as well as the lesser known “improvement” on Common Core called P20W. We’ll explain what exactly that is in a moment.
The key details about Mr. Saxton, however, are that he was not elected to his position, but instead appointed by the Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction in July of 2012. However, after a revolutionary 2011 overhaul of the Oregon educational system, the position of Superintendent of Public Instruction was abolished, and the authority of that position was turned over to Governor John Kitzhaber.
According to Saxton, it’s his job to run the Department of Education while the Governor/Superintendent is off doing other work, “like the special sessions,” Saxton said. Governor Kitzhaber recently called a special legislative session to discuss public education, during which legislators allocated $100M to Oregon public schools.
Now, when attempting to understand P20W, we first need to think of our current vernacular for education. For public schools, the common term is “K-12.” Recently, it has even been expanded to “K-16.”
P20W follows that naming scheme.
P – Prenatal (not a typo – literally in the womb)
20 – “Grade” 20. According to Saxton, this is Graduate School. However, the last year of a doctorate program would only be considered Grade 19, so Grade 20, more aptly, is…
W – Workforce
P20W is not exclusively an Oregon program. This is an experimental part of the national Common Core State Standards program, and could be in the beginning stages of implementation in states across the country. WatchdogWire encourages readers from other states to research P20W in their own state and report on the findings.