This is the second part in a four part NaughtyBots series about the #commoncore Project: How Social Media is Changing the Politics of Education.
Powerful, wealthy private groups use their influence to bypass democratic processes to impose their preferred evidence-poor policies on public schools.
Common Core advocates admit that the Common Core State Standards Initiative goal of achieving commonality among all 50 states has been a failure.
Jenni White, President of Restore Oklahoma Public Education debated Michael Petrilli, President of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute at an event entitled, “Common Core Chaos?” The debate was held on November 11th at the Oklahoma Wesleyan University campus in Bartlesville. If you missed it you can watch the video below, you can read Jenni’s opening […]
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 […]
Michael Brickman and Michael Petrilli of the Fordham Institute wrote an article at Townhall.com asserting that those who advocate for the Common Core have an advantage over those who oppose the Common Core in Republican primaries. There are some problems with this article. First it is poorly sourced. Go figure. We *never* expect that from […]
I’ve been debating whether or not I would write on an event called Don’t Send Your Child to School Day which is set to take place on November 18th as a protest against the Common Core State Standards. After a Huffington Post article came out today on it I thought I would since it was […]
Reading Michael Petrilli’s inane post for Education Next I had to roll my eyes… it was titled, “Common Core critics want ALEC to tell states what to do.” I think Mr. Petrilli has missed the point of the resolution offered by American Principles Project, the Goldwater Institute and Washington Policy Center. The resolution which ALEC […]