U.S. Chamber: It’s Time for the Common Core Propaganda to Begin

Filed in Common Core State Standards by on April 3, 2014 3 Comments

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.

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Shane Vander Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Caffeinated Thoughts, a popular Christian conservative blog in Iowa. He is also the President of 4:15 Communications, a social media & communications consulting/management firm, along with serving as the communications director for American Principles Project’s Preserve Innocence Initiative.  Prior to this Shane spent 20 years in youth ministry serving in church, parachurch, and school settings.  He has taught Jr. High History along with being the Dean of Students for Christian school in Indiana.  Shane and his wife home school their three teenage children and have done so since the beginning.   He has recently been recognized by Campaigns & Elections Magazine as one of the top political influencers in Iowa. Shane and his family reside near Des Moines, IA.  You can connect with Shane on Facebook, follow him on Twitter or connect with him on Google +.

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  1. Andrew Beach says:

    Encourage everyone to thumbs it down on youtube

  2. CMP says:

    I tried to thumbs down it would not let me they must have shut it off. But I left a strongly worded opinion what I thought of their propaganda in the comments section.

  3. mms says:

    This is their comeback video to “Building the Machine”? Ridiculous, looks like Hollywood.

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