This is one of the articles Donna Garner sent me 2 days ago – with effects of Common Core.
From: Donna Garner <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:20 AM Subject: THE GATES EFFECT: COMMON CORE HAS POWERFUL ALLY KEEPING UNPOPULAR PROGRAM ALIVE – BY RICHARD PHELPS — IVN.US — 9.6.17
The amounts are huge. A search in the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundationwebsite for grant awards with the keyword “Common Core”returns 257 results accumulating more than $300 million.
Substituting the Common Core euphemism “college and career readiness” uncovers another $130 million for another 52 grantees.
Even more Common Core money has been sent under vague explanations such as “for general operating support” to organizations whose only relationship with the Gates Foundation is to promote Common Core.Continue reading →
FreedomProject’s Academic Director, Dr. Duke Pesta, interviews Dr. Sandra Stotsky on the demonstrable failures of Common Core. According to a new study from the Pioneer Institute, the move to Common Core has decimated academic achievement in Massachusetts. Prior to adopting the Core, Massachusetts schools and educational standards were the finest in the nation, in large part because of the work of Dr. Stotsky. Now, Common Core has relegated Massachusetts to the same underachieving, politicized, centralized mediocrity plaguing the rest of the country’s public schools. Learn more @ http://www.fpeusa.org/commoncore
Some really rough notes (with errors) of the video
taken by Donna Jack:
[Common Core] It is everywhere in our schools, and has evolved beyond English and Math – to become a national way to look at every subject.
It is in the textbooks, and other materials, and in our college readiness tests. Anything aligned to Common Core is basically Common Core. Continue reading →
At my request, Donna Garner re- sent me this article which I had lost. Here is a portion from the article:
“…However, Ze’ev Wurman, former education policy advisor in the President George W. Bush education department, tells Breitbart News, “Such ‘pivoting’ may be acceptable in the private market, where companies regularly ‘pivot’ while abandoning previous strategies and the money they invested in them.”
“It is different when a private actor such as Gates uses his money to leverage public money – some $600 billion of it for his own relatively small investment of few tens of millions every year – to steer the public money to implement mediocre curricula and ill thought-out programs born of his feverish imagination and ignorance. Yet that is precisely the track record – and the explicit acknowledgement – of Mr. Gates.”
From: Donna Garner <email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:16 AM Subject: BILL GATES’ ADMISSION THAT HE SPENT $4 BILLION ON COMMON CORE OVER 7 YRS. THAT HARMED TENS OF MILLIONS OF STUDENTS — BY DR. SUSAN BERRY — BREITBART — 10.21.17
10.21.17 – Breitbart
“Common Core Backer Bill Gates Announces Plan
To Invest $1.7 Billion in Public Education” By Dr. Susan Berry
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has announced his latest plan to invest $1.7 billion to improve K-12 public education over the next five years.
After having spent some $3.4 billion on public education in the United States – much of it directed toward the development and implementation of the highly controversial Common Core State Standards – Gates says that 60 percent of his new investment will go to public schools and about 15 percent to the development of charter schools.Continue reading →
Bill Gates funded Common Core possibly to the tune of $2 billion. He has admitted that his Common Core implementation in schools across the country, not only failed to raise the academic accomplishments of students in the United States, but the results have worsened markedly.
Even sadder is the fact that, for the first time in our country’s history, a curriculum standard has been made federal — Common Core was established as federal law, in December 2015, through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Read about Congress’ vote in Blog 0057 on this website.
You can also search for this article by typing “0057” in the search box at the top of this page (next to the “spy glass”). Search for other ESSA articles on this website.
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