Educator: States led into Common Core deception

Linda Murphy

Time and again state leaders say Common Core is “state led.” The mantra “state led” has been repeated from federal officials, the National Governors Association, Council of Chief State School Officers and other supporters.

Fact is, they’ve been sold a bill of goods for bait. The inspiring images that have been painted of more rigorous standards, “higher-order thinking skills” and highly educated “career and college ready” students are a mirage, luring state officials to stay the course as opposition from informed citizens intensifies.

Big government, big business and education progressives have prideful delusions that their creation will be the best ever. The builders “buy in” to get a part in the reform process…

…Common Core implementation results in:

Losing state and local control.

Extensively and frequently testing students.

Collecting extensive personal student data stored in data banks without parental consent.

Dropping superior state academic standards.

Adopting inferior untested national standards.

Committing states to multimillion dollar additional expenses.

Americans have been distressed by the federal government’s growing control over banking, manufacturing and health care but most are unaware of the federal/corporate takeover of education.


Read the complete article at NewsOK.


Update: Common Core: Just Another Experiment?

…We must take down the barriers to entry for private people to innovate in education. We must allow a profit motive and we must get rid of bureaucracy. Instead of making school organizations bigger, we must support new organizations. Big is the opposite of innovation. Let a small organization sell their products to the community on an equal funding basis, like vouchers. Put innovators from other disciplines on accreditation boards, put quality control people on those boards. When the size of the education market is available to innovators and not hindered by bureaucracy, educational innovation will blossom. And we won’t need another set of government sponsored goals like Common Core.





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