FOUR IMPORTANT MYTHBUSTERS ABOUT THE COMMON CORE

This piece is written to help clarify many misunderstandings about who designed the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), who supports it, and who opposes it. These clarification are necessary for any sustainable “coalition of the sane” to work together to dismantle it. I am not attacking my Conservative friends here. I think many of usContinue reading “FOUR IMPORTANT MYTHBUSTERS ABOUT THE COMMON CORE”

Is This Why AFT Leadership Sold Their Members Up the Common Core River?

  It’s pretty widely known by now that American Federation of Teachers (AFT) received funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, leading many to question the motives of AFT leadership in their silent acquiescence to the gods of Common Core. But apparently there may be more reasons as well. My friend and trusted colleagueContinue reading “Is This Why AFT Leadership Sold Their Members Up the Common Core River?”

Understanding ALEC: How ALEC’S Duplicity Undermines the American Public Education Project

Can’t ALEC Make Up Its Mind? Or….Has It? Just three years ago I had never heard of The American Legislative Exchange Council, the uber right wing neoconservative think tank that forges pro corporate policies in secret with their legislative buddies. But for those of us studied in the ways and means of education reform, weContinue reading “Understanding ALEC: How ALEC’S Duplicity Undermines the American Public Education Project”

That’s Not My Resistance

A recent article from Politico states that funding for certain groups opposed to Common Core standards is coming from heavy hitting right wing neoliberal bastions: “A spokeswoman for the Charles Koch Foundation said it hasn’t made any grants specifically aimed at the Common Core, but tax documents show the Koch brothers have supported many ofContinue reading “That’s Not My Resistance”

Education Nation: Stakeholders or Stockholders?

Education reformers love to use a lot of words like “accountability,” “rigorous,” and ….”stakeholders.” What is a stakeholder? In the corporate world a stakeholder makes decisions about the products, and how and what to sell to the consumers. A stakeholder could be an accountant, group, organization, member or system who affects or can be affectedContinue reading “Education Nation: Stakeholders or Stockholders?”

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