June 15, 2016
“ the Core standards do not do academically what supporters said they would and that linking them to high-stakes tests harms students.” [This quotation is from an article written by Valerie Strauss, linked here, and spoken of in blog 0108.
From the beginning, many people knew where RTTT and Common Core would lead.
There are people across our country who have known since the introduction of Race to the Top (RTTT) in 2009, that it would be a giant step toward putting all control of public, private and home schooling, into the hands of a few people.
This is part of a planned takeover of the control of education by people outside our government. It is being funded mostly by our own tax dollars. This subject is talked about in blog 0074_Common Core: Subversive Threat to Education_Karen Bracken_April 8, 2013_YouTube. Here you can also find a “searchable” transcript of the entire YouTube of Karen Bracken’s presentation.
Those who want centralization of our education system were pleased with RTTT (the funding and implementation apparatus for Common Core).
People aware of this government take-over of our education system, have been spreading the word, in the hope of getting back local control.
Some people who in 2009 – 2004 were supporting Common Core and Race to the Top (RTTT) thought they would help improve our education system.
Some people who did not want centralized control, and at the same time didn’t understand the implications of RTTT (which forced Common Core education uniformity throughout our country) — still supported RTTT and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). They gave their support to CCSS, thinking they would only be a national recommendation for minimum goals that individual states should aim for. They would say, “Common Core State Standards are recommendations with no strings attached, and we can choose to follow or ignore them — they are just a recommended floor (minimum standard), not a ceiling.” They Continue reading