All parents and teachers should read this book. For more than a century, Americans have been the most productive workers in the world. Because of our many innovations, our economy has been among the strongest economies. We have always embraced freedom - the freedom to develop our unique talents and the freedom to allow students to grow and learn in different ways. At the heart of our American way of life has been our public schools - which have consistently produced the most highly trained and creative people in the world. Today there is a small group of extremely wealthy people trying to take over our public schools. The death of our schools would not only mean the death of our economy, but the death of our democracy. We are in a battle that many folks don't even know we are fighting. Yet more and more teachers, parents, and students are waking up to the fact that billionaires are using weapons of mass deception to wage a war against our children. Our mission is to arm you with tools and information on how to fight back! We answer important questions including: What is Common Core, who created it - and what is its real purpose? Why have billionaires paid millions of dollars to bribe politicians to change our education laws from local control to federal blackmail? Why have they paid millions more to create unfair and confusing high stakes tests,"designed to fail" most of the kids who take them? Why are First Graders being required to read & analyze complex texts? Why are Second Graders being taught math that is so confusing even experienced engineers can't do it? Why are teachers with years of experience being fired - and replaced with poorly paid recent college graduates who have almost no training at all? Why are successful public schools being closed - and replaced with failing for-profit schools run by Wall Street speculators? Learn while there is still time to save our schools and our democracy. Learn about the plot to destroy our schools... And what you can do to protect your kids!