The EdReports.org gave poor reviews to four out of the first five Common Core math textbooks they reviewed, and they are funded by the Gates Foundation.
Ze’ev Wurman: Absent in this discussion about Gates Foundation mea culpa is the mediocrity of Common Core, which the Foundation hasn’t yet acknowledged.
Robert R. Logan, PhD, contends that Bill Gates’ goal in pushing Common Core wasn’t really common standards, but computer-adaptive tests.
Lisa Hudson: Unlike what Education Week has reported studies on the adverse effects of excessive use of media on our children has not been limited.
Kentucky was the first state to adopt the Common Core, and they did so before the final draft was even published. I highlighted some of Lyndsey Layton’s article in the Washington Post on Bill Gates’ involvement with the Common Core earlier today on another blog. The excerpt related to Kentucky I found fascinating and frankly […]
The timing of a letter from the Gates Foundation is suspect with Oklahoma and South Carolina’s plan to rewrite their standards, and other states like Missouri and North Carolina waiting in the wings, as well as, the interview with Bill Gates that Washington Post published. Vicki Phillips, the Director of Education, College Ready at the […]
Below is a guest article written submitted by Judi Caler. Her post complements the one I wrote on Wednesday. Doing What They’re Paid To Do: Gates-funded Duo Pitches Common Core Misinformation By Judi Caler It is no surprise that the latest attempt by pro-Common Core advocates to keep Republican candidates from speaking out against Common […]
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 […]
Mercedes Schneider has a fabulous audit of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation spending on Common Core. In particular I want to highlight money spent on advocacy and advancing the Common Core. Let us now consider major education organizations and think tanks that have accepted Gates money for the express purpose of advancing CCSS: American […]
Michigan Live published a story highlighting advocates of the Common Core saying it is important for military families and combat readiness. The first argument is for military kids who tend to move around a lot. This is not a new phenomenon. So why the change now? We shouldn’t make changes in our entire education system […]