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Rep. Pittman: leading the fight against Common Core—and Marxism

Larry Pittman

Rep. Larry Pittman

Rep. Larry Pittman (R-Cabarrus) is leading the fight in the General Assembly against the Common Core State Standards—or, as he characterizes them, a “part of the Marxist attack on America to destroy us from within that has been going on since before I was born.”

In an email response to a concerned citizen, who emailed the entire House Education Committee on Wednesday to voice her opposition to the Common Core State Standards, Pittman told the writer he plans to lead the fight against it for as long as possible.

“[Common Core] is just the latest expression of a decades-old scheme to wrest children from their parents’ influence and create a workforce and a populace who know only enough to do as they are told and who will not even understand when the government and big corporations have enslaved them,” Pittman wrote.

Common Core State Standards are a set of math and English language arts guidelines for what students should know and be able to do in those subjects. They have been the subject of nationwide controversy, and efforts are underway in North Carolina to either replace them or modify them substantially. (For more background, click here)

Read the full email exchange between Rep. Pittman and the concerned citizen below.

From: Rep. Larry Pittman
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3:27 PM
To: ‘ _______’ ; Rep. Jeffrey Elmore; Rep. Craig Horn; Rep. Linda Johnson; Rep. Tricia Cotham; Rep. Edward Hanes; Rep. John Ager; Rep. Rob Bryan; Rep. George Cleveland; Rep. Jimmy Dixon; Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield; Rep. Susan Fisher; Rep. Rick Glazier; Rep. Charles Graham; Rep. Jon Hardister; Rep. Pat Hurley; Rep. Frank Iler; Rep. J.H. Langdon; Rep. Chris Malone; Rep. Bert Jones; Rep. Donny Lambeth; Rep. Graig Meyer; Rep. Bobbie Richardson; Rep. Paul Stam; Rep. Dennis Riddell; Rep. Rena Turner; Rep. Chris Whitmire
Cc: Tammy Pittman (Rep. Larry Pittman)
Subject: RE: My Children’s Education

Mrs. _______ ,

Thank you for your message.  You may or may not know that I am the one who has led the fight against Common Core in the Legislature.  I am not through, and will continue the fight as long as I am allowed the privilege of serving in the NC House.  Common Core is just one symptom of a larger assault on essential North Carolina and American values.  It is just the latest expression of a decades-old scheme to wrest children from their parents’ influence and create a workforce and a populace who know only enough to do as they are told and who will not even understand when the government and big corporations have enslaved them.  It is part of the Marxist attack on America to destroy us from within that has been going on since before I was born.  I will never give in to it, and thank you for your encouragement to continue my efforts.

God bless,

Representative Larry G. Pittman
N.C. General Assembly
82nd District   Cabarrus County
919-715-2009
1010 Legislative Building
16 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1096
Larry.Pittman@ncleg.net

 

From:  ___________
Sent: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 2:52 PM
To: Rep. Jeffrey Elmore; Rep. Craig Horn; Rep. Linda Johnson; Rep. Tricia Cotham; Rep. Edward Hanes; Rep. John Ager; Rep. Rob Bryan; Rep. George Cleveland; Rep. Jimmy Dixon; Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield; Rep. Susan Fisher; Rep. Rick Glazier; Rep. Charles Graham; Rep. Jon Hardister; Rep. Pat Hurley; Rep. Frank Iler; Rep. J.H. Langdon; Rep. Chris Malone; Rep. Bert Jones; Rep. Donny Lambeth; Rep. Graig Meyer; Rep. Larry Pittman; Rep. Bobbie Richardson; Rep. Paul Stam; Rep. Dennis Riddell; rina.turner@ncleg.net; Rep. Chris Whitmire
Subject: My Children’s Education

 

Dear NCGA Education Committee Member,

I feel it is my duty as a voter to make you aware of my standing on a very important issue.

I am 100% against our nations idea of “Common Core.”  It is holding back the potential of the children in this great nation.

I am writing you to say I support the North Carolina Plan of Education.

Please help the students of North Carolina have the opportunity to succeed to their highest potential.  After all isn’t that what our education system is for.

Sincerely,

_________

3 Comments


  1. Gene Hoglan

    May 21, 2015 at 1:20 am

    Is Your Classroom Breeding Bolsheviks? Check out this One Weird Trick discovered by an NC state rep. Liberals hate it!

  2. LayintheSmakDown

    May 22, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    Finally someone is putting it out there in writing! Ever since the fall of the USSR and this country let our guard down, the progressives have been able to easily infiltrate most aspects of society. The media, schools and government are just a few examples of the destruction that has happened in the past 20+ years.

  3. Eric

    May 25, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    The funny thing is most members of the Communist Party USA oppose the common core. They had an bit about it in there news paper a while ago. The thing is common core destroys the rights of working teachers, and forces them to teach test passing skills rather than any real information.

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