A Great Minds (Common Core, Inc.) History: Eureka Math, Wit & Wisdom, And More.

By Mercedes Schneider, Deutsch29.wordpress.com -

Actually, in 2008, there was no nonprofit named Great Minds, and there wouldn’t be until 2015. The nonprofit formed in 2008 was named Common Core, Inc., which just happens to share a name with [...]

Common Core And Corporate Colonization: The Big Picture

By Staff, www.educationalchemy.com -

By Staff of Educational Alchemy - I said it over three years ago and I’ll say it again. Common Core was, and is, an agenda crafted by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). It was [...]

Gates Foundation Tied To Suit Against Common Core Ballot Measure

By Evan Lips, www.yesmagazine.org -

By Evan Lips for New Boston Post - BOSTON – A lawsuit that aims to prevent Massachusetts voters from weighing in on the controversial Common Core educational standards has backing from people [...]

Boycott ExxonMobil Because #ChildrenRNot4Sale

By Staff, www.educatingthegatesfoundation.com -

By Educating the Gates Foundation. Rex Tillerson’s CEO of Exxon) viewpoint is anti-education, anti-American, anti-human. It’s a reminder that the education debates are not about Left versus Right [...]

Common Core PR Offensive Rewrites History To Ignore Failures

By Anthony Cody, www.livingindialogue.com -

By Anthony Cody for Living Dialogue - This week we have seen a renewed attempt to rehabilitate the beleaguered Common Core standards, just as the scores arrive in many states, largely meeting [...]

Gates Foundation Supports Hold On High-Stakes Tests

By Jesse Hagopian, www.commondreams.org -

“…the Gates Foundation agrees with those who’ve decided that assessment results should not be taken into account in high-stakes decisions on teacher evaluation or student promotion for the next [...]

6th Graders Seek Payment For Taking Common Core Field Tests

By Valerie Strauss, www.washingtonpost.com -

Some sixth grade students in Massachusetts who spent hours over several days taking practice versions of newly developed Common Core tests decided that they should be paid for their work and are [...]

Video: Parent Arrested from Common Core Meeting for Speaking Out of Turn

By Ann Miller, www.examiner.com -

As the pom-pom and rah-rah session neared an end about 20 minutes before the meeting close, parental frustration was mounting as our questions were still going unanswered. One parent, Robert [...]