This is an excellent article by Mercedes Schneider showing the totalitarian nature of those who support the common core and the corporate takeover of public education. One conclusion that can be drawn is that teachers must regain control of their unions if we have any chance in this fight for the heart and soul of public education.
It seems that the protests of the American citizen against the so-called Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has become proverbial grains of sand in the works of the mammoth corporate reform machine.
Die-hard supporters of CCSS are becoming desperate, and such is showing in their words and actions.
Consider Jeb Bush’s declaration, “In Asia today, they don’t care about children’s self esteem….”
This hard-nosed attitude is supposed to appeal to the American public and advance CCSS?
Jeb is definitely pushing CCSS whether America likes it or not– but he is becoming sloppy in his rhetoric.
He is not alone in his desperate, Save CCSS efforts.
Founder and director of the Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools Caroline Roemer-Shirley (sister to our state board of education president) wrote this op/ed for the Baton Rouge Advocate on March 24, 2014.
Not surprisingly, she is pro-CCSS.
Notice the authoritarian desperation in her…
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