Understanding Common Core is about seeing a much larger picture. That picture is a collage of the strategic plans of most multinational corporations that are increasingly managed or heavily influenced by the CBS approach to business and labor relations.
All Blog Posts With Department of Education Tag or Category
February 25, 2014
February 04, 2014
What the President did not tell the AFT crowd in 2008 was that the school that he was describing was a charter school that had closed its doors to a large percentage of students who started with the class
January 30, 2014
Datapalooza highlighted the strengthening bond between the federal government and new apps and websites (for profit and nonprofit alike) seeking to streamline and educate the college application process. By providing access to unique and powerful datasets through consumable APIs, the Deparment of Education is creating a framework for public-private-partnerships that can best inform the consumer known as the aspiring student.
January 25, 2014
Our current US secretary of education, sadly, has shown little capacity to accept blame or take criticism for much of anything, but is a master of deflection. With Arne Duncan, time and again, the buck stops not here, but over there.
January 24, 2014
Let's take the Common Core, one of the projects that the Department of Education has been actively promoting for the past four years. How have philanthropists like Bill Gates influenced the creation and advance of this project
January 24, 2014
In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, 34 state schools chief vowed to not share personally identifiable student data with the federal government.
January 14, 2014
A new advocacy group has filed Freedom of Information Act requests seeking to expose ties between U.S. Department of Education officials and education corporations.
January 03, 2014
The federal 'Learning Registry' seeks to provide K-12 educators with access to a vast library of material from nonprofits, government agencies, and commercial providers.
December 22, 2013
As our schools take another step to becoming the next big bureaucracy in America, I would like to call for a conference of concern. With the new Common Core system, I see us shifting even further into a "one size fits all" factory of education,
December 13, 2013
The fundamental question that has been presented to all of us through the Common Core process is this one: Who decides what is taught in our schools?