CAN YOU PASS THE QUIZ IN THE PROGRESSIVE ON THE COMMON CORE?:
Susan Ohanian and Stephen Krashen, The Progressive, January 26, 2013
8. Common Core Standards in literacy were written by
For questions 1 through 6 of the quiz, go to Ohanian and Krashen's article in The Progressive.
[For facts on how Gates used the National Governors’ Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers to push through Common Core, and the key players in the secretive formation of the Common Core, read The Common Core and Gates' Education Commercialization Complex and read here on how bipartisan the elite support for it is, and how bipartisan the opposition can become.]
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Notice that the Democratic ed reformers seem to have their arguments in a pack style. (Just take your pick of the New York Times op-ed pieces.) NYSED Commissioner John King and US ED Secretary Arne Duncan both characterize the opposition as exclusively Tea Partiers. (See here and here, respectively.) NYS Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch and NYSED Associate Commissioner Ken Wagner both attribute student's stress over tests as coming from their parents' reading anti-test material in the media. (For both, see here.)
So, in Florida we see a qualified criticism of the Common Core from the liberal Bad Ass Teacher chapter, Maureen McGrory reported in the Miami Herald. Also, the Democratic Progressive Caucus in the state is expressing concern over the Common Core testing. So, more proof to disprove Sec. Duncan.