The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released its pro-Common Core video, “It’s Time for the Common Core State Standards” to counter HSLDA’s release of their documentary on the Common Core called Building the Machine. CCSSO, in an email to members, described this video as a “mini-documentary.” Carissa Miller of CCSSO said that it will “provide the pro-Common Core side” and and will “feature education reformers, teachers, chamber leaders, and business representatives, showing the unified support for Common Core across generations, political lines, and states.”
We’d be remiss not to mention that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was given a $1.38 Million dollar grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation “to lead the effort to engage and educate state and local chambers to support Common Core State Standards.”
This is not an educational movie, they offer no evidence, and – unlike HSLDA – don’t bring in both sides.
This is nothing but a propaganda fluff piece with talking heads who offer nothing but platitudes, but can’t provide an actual research-based rebuttal to our concerns with the Common Core. Then again that has been the typical response from Common Core proponents, I don’t know why we’d expect anything different from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce who endorsed the Common Core before the standards were even released!
What a joke.