Friday, June 14, 2013

Common Core: The Corporate Players

Exxon's support push of Common Core is raising eyebrows and many questions. Of all issues, why this one?

Why is Exxon arm-twisting Pennsylvania, telling them to move quickly with Common Core?

What is the connection between Common Core and oil?

A National Curriculum

And for those who continue to argue that standards do not result in a national curriculum...

Bill Gates says that "identifying common standards is just the starting point."

Costly Exxon Mobile ad says, "We'll only know if this effort has succeeded when the curriculum and tests are aligned to these [Common Core] standards."

No Federal Fingerprints...Really?

And Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, has announced that $350 MILLION from the Stimulus (there's that secret pot of Progressive gold again) have been set aside to create FEDERAL tests that align with Common Core Standards. "When the tests are aligned to the common standards, the curriculum will line up as well."[Bill Gates]

And now we hear the real deal...

"And it will unleash a powerful market of people providing services for better teaching. For the first time, there will be a large uniformed base of customers." [Gates]

Let's review that again...

Common Core will produce a whole new customer base for those providing educational materials. let's put all the Common Core pieces together with the corporate players known to be in bed with the Obama administration:

>Microsoft supplies the technology,
>Google the information-gathering,
>GE the facial imaging (fMRI) component of the data mining

and, voila, you have the foundation for the Common Core State Standards Initiative - brilliant!

See report and hear audios here:

But the oil...why the oil?

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