Read his article: Is Common Core Failure President Obama's Fault?
So few people understand that Common Core has been with us for many years under other labels.
President Obama's administration has less to do with it than any administration since passage in 1965 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
Common Core is a direct result of years of administration of the National Assessment of Education Progress, established by Congress in 1969. Our children have been exposed to state versions of the NAEP test (sampling of a group of students in each state) since that time. The NAEP has always tested your children's attitudes, values, and beliefs. Click on following link for excellent presentation made by Anita Hoge who won her case in 1991, under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, against the Pennsylvania Dept of Education regarding the Pennsylvania version of the NAEP.
Click this link: Charlotte Interviews Anita Hoge May 6th 2014
The NAEP has morphed into what is now known as Common Core. This morphing has increased the NAEP's power to brainwash your children (computer can brainwash). The paper version of the NAEP, although dangerous, could not brainwash as effectively as the computer. The name of the game is "assess, remediate, assess, remediate" until your child has reached the attitudinal goal of the Common Core standard/test item (at least 50% attitudes, values and beliefs). The remediation is done by the corporations to whom the school has given your child's assessment results (very private data) The corporations in turn develop remedial computer courseware targeted to your individual child to bring him/her to the proper attitude, value and belief. The corporations sell this courseware back to your school and make a profit on remediating your child's most personal attitudes, values and beliefs. And you are paying for this.
Republicans are just pinning the heretofore misunderstood Common Core (dangerous NAEP) tail on the Obama donkey! Why?
Their remedy: Get rid of elected boards
Four movies devoted to this highly-funded and well organized diversion, and most recently Glenn Beck's new book Conform, should convince the average American that "they" mean business:
- Waiting for Superman
- Agenda: Grinding America Down
- Building the Machine: A Film About Common Core
- We Will Not Conform
“TO OBE OR NOT TO OBE?” WAS THE QUESTION POSED BY MARJORIE LEDELL, ASSOCIATE of William Spady’s in his High Success Network, in her article for Educational Leadership’s January 1994 issue. From page 18 we read:
Finally, raise the real issue and depend on democracy. Don’t let “to OBE or Not to OBE” or “to implement or not implement efforts to improve student learning” cloud the overdue national debate about whether public education should exist or be replaced with publicly funded private education. [bold added]