Under the cover of darkness and secrecy, it suddenly appeared. In the beginning no one understood. They were told, "They're just standards." This is "state-led". It all seemed innocent. It even seemed like a good idea. It was 2009, cash starved school districts across the country jumped at the opportunity to join the competeitive grant program, Race to the Top! The Federal Government told the states, yes! the money is yours if you adopt these simple state standards being developed! It's okay, they're just standards!
And like a thief in the night, states adopted the Common Core State Standards. There was no discussion with the local school boards, no discussion with parents, teachers, or administrators. They were just accepted by 45 states and the District of Columbia. Hand in hand with the Common Core came the development of the Statewide National Database System ( a national database of student information accessible and transferrable between all 50 states), wholesale curriculum changes designed to align with Common Core, assessment tests that will include the evaluation of teacher performance and comprise approximately 30% of the school year to administer, degraded math standards that leave students TWO YEARS BEHIND their international peers once they reach high school graduation, controversial ELA Standards that push informational text over the classics and learning to write before learning to read, frustration for students taking tests and learning this new curriculum and parental frustration as parents realize that they cannot help their children with their homework!!
Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of all is the mining of data of each individual child for two distinct purposes. 1. Under the guise of enhancing the educational process, student information is collected by private companies who stand to make millions of dollars of of the data they gather(hello Gates Foundation and others), and more insidious, number 2. To determine at an early age if your child is "Career Ready" or "College Ready", completely leaving YOU and YOUR CHILD OUT OF THAT CHOICE! Discover here what Common Core really is and how it affects you and your family and what YOU can do to join the movement to get Common Core out of Colorado!!
This video describes the origin of Common Core and who profits from the Nationalization of our children's education.
The Gates Connection
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