Video: Chicago History Teacher Paul Horton on Common Core and Corporate Collusion   5 comments

Today, Alisa and I spoke with Chicago History teacher Paul Horton about Common Core and his group, Citizens Against Corporate Collusion.  A few highlights:

1.  What’s wrong with high stakes testing?

2.  How does Common Core turn teacher artisans into teacher widgets?

3.  Dept. of Ed Secretary Arne Duncan graduated from the high school where Horton teaches; what does Horton say about Sec. Duncan?

4.  Why does Pearson Company stand to face legal trouble?

5.  What does Horton see Bill Gates doing Common Core pushing for?

6.  Why are Democrats and Republicans increasingly seeing eye to eye on the need to stop common core?

Here’s the segment.

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  5. Paul Horton’s video gives a comprehensive explanation of what is wrong with the Common Core. He answers a question that is bothering a lot of teachers in New York City: “Why is it that liberals and conversatives are both so hostile to teachers, and so determined to micromanage the classroom, to close schools, and to substitute software for teaching?” His answer is simple — it’s a market driven solution — but he builds in a critique of the complex of assumptions and false premises and questionable values (or lack of educational values) that are built into Common Core. Much appreciation to Mr. Horton for having done the research and thinking needed to understand this issue.

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