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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

"It's all for the Children"...or is it?

This is an abstract by Damon Hargraves ("A Deep Look at the Forces Behind Common Core Standards") explaining who is benefiting from the implementation of Common Core standards. It is not the kids gaining anything useful as much as the adults.

Read his posting here and watch the video. This is just a small example of the companies involved who stand to made enormous profits from our children and taxpayers. When you hear and read, "it's all for the children", dig a little deeper and you might find some interesting information such as Damon discovered.

Notice the first sentence in his abstract. He puts the issue in perspective in that one sentence:

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a non-governmental movement that aims to unify state standards across the nation for elementary and secondary schools.

The Initiative is a non-governmental movement....is this another example of "choice architects" now running our educational system? Who really is in charge of education in the United States?

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