Whoo-Hoo! Occupy the Schools

In response to a poverty rate that tops 90% in many urban and rural schools -and 1.6 million homeless children—many in schools with no libraries-education reformers at the White House, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the National Governors Association call for a radical, untried curriculum overhaul and two versions of nonstop national testing […]

Gates-Financed Common Core Standards Turn Kindergarten into Global Economy Zone

The  Council of Great City Schools (CGCS) promotes a video From the Page to the Classroom: Implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English Language Arts and Literacy that purports to supply the background for the Common Core State (sic) Standards.  There’s no mention that The Council of Great City Schools has, so far, […]

Parents, Beware Gates $$$$ Connections! Teachers, You’d Better Watch Out Too

 Three Little Questions: To Parents: This is the massive data collection system funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that will put your children’s data up for auction. Why hasn’t your PTA told you about any of this? To Teachers: This is the massive data system funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation […]

The Crocodile in the Common Core Standards

“[A]s you grow up in this world you realize people really don’t give a shit about what you feel or what you think.”  Thus, Common Core Standards architect David Coleman delivered[1] the core pedagogy of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)  to educators gathered at the New York State Department of Education in April 2011. […]