[Remember, Texans, we cannot feel “safe” from the Common Core Standards because there are some Texas public school administrators (e.g., Houston ISD and Dallas ISD) who are chomping at the bit to apply for federal funds that would come directly from the U. S. Department of Education but have strings attached: To get those designated funds, local schools would have to teach the Common Core Standards. – Donna Garner]
9.14.12 – EDUCATION WEEK – CURRICULUM MATTERS
Excerpt from this article:
The one concrete (and easy) action item of the day was that members unanimously agreed to let PARCC representatives work with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to establish goals for comparability.
[Two groups are working to produce the national assessments for Common Core Standards – PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) and SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium). The 45 states (and D. C.) are divided up between these two consortia, and supposedly these two consortia are to produce two different versions of assessments for students to take.
When SBAC met in St. Louis and PARCC met in D. C. on Wednesday, 9.12.12, it appears that both groups came to the same conclusion: to hire the same consultant (or representatives) to work with both groups, thus clearing the way, in essence, to have them produce one nationalized test.
In other words, exactly what I predicted almost three years ago is taking place right before our eyes – the complete takeover of the public schools by the Obama administration. All of the public school children in 45 states (and D. C.) will be indoctrinated into the Obama administration’s social justice agenda while at the same time being dumbed down academically because all of them will be locked into the Common Core Standards Initiative:
[The arrows mean “lead to.”]
National standards → national assessments → national curriculum → national teacher evaluations with teachers’ salaries tied to students’ test scores → teachers teaching to the test each and every day → national indoctrination of our public school children → national database of students and teachers
In the same way that ObamaCare will destroy our healthcare system, the Common Core Standards Initiative will destroy our education system.
Here is a link to an account from Missouri Education Watchdog of this week’s SBAC meeting:
Please read my recent articles to learn more:
9.13.12 — “Obama’s Inferior English Common Core Standards” — http://libertylinked.com/posts/10089/obamas-inferior-english/View.aspx
9.13.12 — “The Elephant in the Room in Chicago Teacher Strike” –
ACTION STEP: The two factors that can keep us from losing our public school students to the Obama team’s indoctrination is (a) to oust Obama on Nov. 6, 2012 and (2) to pressure Congress to cut the funding to CCSI and Race to the Top. Without funds, the whole miserable scheme would come crumbling down.
To read “Common-Core Test Group Eyes State Feedback” by Catherine Gewertz in Education Week on 9.13,12, please go to: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2012/09/common-core_test_group_reviews.html