A Labyrinth of Corporate Interests in Common Core

This is a companion document connected to the video I made entitled Walking the Labyrinth of the Corporate Owned Common Core found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvUMk1ro27E The following is the transcript of the narrative from  that video. (Note: I’ve added additional items I forgot to mention in the video in italics, and have inserted NOTES with extended informationContinue reading “A Labyrinth of Corporate Interests in Common Core”

An ALEC/Common Core Refresher Course

As ALEC descends upon Chicago it might be good to take an ALEC refresher course. In spite of its more recent protestations against the Common Core, it’s finger prints cannot be fully erased. The other anti-teacher, anti-union, anti-public education policies are more evident. But don’t be fooled. They stand to benefit from their ruse ofContinue reading “An ALEC/Common Core Refresher Course”

PAY NO ATTENTION TO THAT MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN

  Those of us following the news that slithers out from beneath the rock of the Common Core initiative know names like Bill Gates and David Coleman. Another person to watch very closely is Lou Gerstner. Why? He’s a man of many talents, and powerful positions from which he has launched his own vision forContinue reading “PAY NO ATTENTION TO THAT MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN”

The “Nothing in Common” Anti-Common Core Struggle

(the State-bred/corporate-fed monster) In recent months debate, opposition, and divisiveness have been ramping up over education reform policies, and more specifically the Common Core state standards (CCSS). For me, the confusion began over a year ago when after having spent diligent hours identifying the myriad of ways that I believed that ALEC had its handContinue reading “The “Nothing in Common” Anti-Common Core Struggle”

Pearson Follies Part II: How did we get here?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has sold out to Monsanto. The U.S. Department of Energy has sold out to the fracking lobbyists. And the U.S Department of Education has sold out to Pearson. Most of us fighting corporate education reform are already familiar with the weight and influence that Pearson wields in education policy. ForContinue reading “Pearson Follies Part II: How did we get here?”

The Pearson Follies: An Ongoing Saga

Who wanted the Common Core? Arne Duncan keeps prepping the press for talking points and trying to convince us all that, “the states wanted” Common Core. Well, how do we define “the states”?  If you mean the legislators who are lobbied by and bought and sold organizations like Pearson, then perhaps Arne is correct. PearsonContinue reading “The Pearson Follies: An Ongoing Saga”

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