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Thursday, November 13, 2014

MERECEDES SCHNEIDER: COMMON CORE IS DESIGNED TO DRIVE YOUR LOCAL CURRICULUM

Proponents of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) like to promote the idea that CCSS is "not a curriculum." The CCSS website further states the disjointed idea that local districts somehow retain true freedom over what is taught in the classroom.

This is a lie.

CCSS is a laundered curriculum. That is, in order for schools to truly adhere to CCSS, classroom materials must be brought into line with CCSS. Even though CCSS might not do so directly, it requires as much of those purporting adherence to CCSS.

Moreover, the ever-looming, very-high-stakes, CCSS-aligned tests seal the curricular lock-in deal.

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Both Gates and Hewlett want CCSS to drive the entire public education enterprise– and that includes curriculum.

Motivations behind these "offers" to "help" teachers standardize public education behind CCSS range from "creepy ideological" to "fiscally opportunistic."

I think it's safe to assume that teachers and administrators nationwide are being inundated with such "offers to help" align their local classrooms to the Great and All Powerful CCSS.

http://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2014/11/09/common-core-is-designed-to-drive-your-local-curriculum/

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