With the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s bad track record on education policy why are we listening to them about the Common Core State Standards?
Further evidence that the Common Core is special-interest driven and led, not state-led. Joy Pullman writing for the Heartland Institute’s School Reform News pointed out how the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is driving education policy through its funding. Some excerpts: A recent example was a January legislative hearing on the Common Core, an initiative […]
Jay P. Greene offers a post that documents a pattern of Bill Gates & company abusing the idea of “research” and “evidence” to support their policy preferences which which includes the Common Core. An excerpt: In education reform debates it is far too common to hear someone say “the evidence shows” something that is just […]
Over the weekend an editorial in The Boston Herald critiqued the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant to fund bracelets to be used in classrooms in order to study student participation: Competent teachers know when students are paying attention. Signals from the bracelet, according to the text of the Clemson grant, can only indicate the […]
Susan Ohanian blogged on one of the awards given by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for “effective teaching.” “To: Clemson UniversityPurpose: to work with members of the Measuring Effective Teachers (MET) team to measure engagement physiologically with Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) bracelets which will determine the feasibility and utility of using such devices regularly […]
I’m not surprised, but disappointed by the American Legislative Exchange Council executive board decision yesterday to delay their vote on a anti-common core resolution proposed by the American Principles Project, Goldwater Institute, and Washington Policy Center last summer. American Principles Project sent out a press release on the vote: Washington, DC – Today, the board […]