Princeton Concludes What Kind of Government America Really Has, and It's Not a Democracy
April 16, 2014
A new scientific study from Princeton researchers Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page has finally put some science behind the recently popular argument that the United States isn't a democracy any more. And they've found that in fact, America is basically an oligarchy.
This is a familiar topic to those of us who oppose the Common Core Standards Initiative. I've been scratching my head, literally for years, trying to understand how Common Core took hold, quietly and quickly, in America's representative Republic. In Missouri, it became clear to me that the "initiative" capitalized fully on the top-down governance structure in our education policies and their implementation. I believe that Missouri state statutes were violated in the adoption process, but unfortunately, there was no oversight mechanism in place to stop Common Core from the onset.
After researching the opposition to the Common Core Standards Initiative throughout the country for a number of years, there is no doubt in my mind that our American oligarchs were well aware that state legislatures were not equipped to investigate and address adoption of Common Core Standards in 2009-2010.