Hear Dr. Stotsky and Dr. Milgram: “Why I Refused to Sign Off on Common Core Standards”   5 comments

Hear Dr. Sandra Stotsky and Dr. James Milgram explain to interviewer Ann Marie Banfield why they each refused to sign off on the academic legitimacy of the Common Core standards, when they served as official Common Core validation committee members. Intro is about five minutes; Dr. Stotsky begins to speak at about minute 5:00.

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  1. Architect who wrote Common Core standards, David Coleman, now president of the College Board, co-founder of Student Achievement Partners, openly ADMITTING the common core standards were written by unqualified people like himself and Student Achievement Partners. Please remember, his business partner is Jason Zimba, who admitted math standards are too low. watch here: http://pioneerinstitute.org/news/video-common-core-lead-writer-jason-zimba/

    Student Achievement Partners received 6.5 Million from Bill Gates. http://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2013/08/27/a-brief-audit-of-bill-gates-common-core-spending

    watch Coleman admit Common Core was written by “unqualified people” here: http://vimeo.com/35318592 at 10 minutes again at 14 minutes.

    Coleman says:
    “All you need to know about us are a couple things. One is we’re composed of that collection of unqualified people who were involved in developing the common standards.” and “I’ll probably spend a little more time on literacy because as weak as my qualifications are there, in math they’re even more desperate in their lacking.”

    also at 1o minutes, Coleman also admits that the standards and the assessments will drive the curriculum and teachers will teach to the test.

  2. Open School Standards (OSS): An alternative to Common Core?

    Diana Ravitch writes”: “A comment arrived on the blog with a link to a great idea for standards: Open source them.

    Right now, the Common Core standards are mired in controversy, and the controversy seems likely to grow worse as more states begin to test the standards and most parents discover that their children have failed.

    The criticisms come from right and left and middle, from parents and educators of all stripes.

    The blog called Uncommon California looks at the issue in the context of standards found in other walks of life and asks, why not open source the standards and the tests?”

    I am reposting below my comment from the blog:
    “Great news about the Open Source project idea.
    But we will probably need Open Source schools as well at least in some places. Otherwise teachers won’t earn their bread unless they submit to Common Core and Bill Gates. We have wide public support against the corrupt system, so why not create non-profit organizations and contribute tax deductible money to these organizations, then use these money to open schools that use open source standards, where teachers and students can be true to their aspirations. And teachers can get salary. If schools are centers of community there has to be a way for the community to support them. The non-profit organization can be a way to do it. I hear all the time tax dollars going here and there, lets put them to work for open source non-profits… But it has to be a very transparent non-profit, or else it might be hijacked by the same corrupt force.”

    But need to hurry up.
    because Mr. Gates is going ahead full force:

    Gates Foundation considers major Common Core grant program in California

  3. FYI, Dr. Milgram starts at about 0:27 following Dr. Stotsky.

  4. This interview with the two experts would be excellent to recommend to an educator who’s an honest seeker of truth. Very academic and straightforward, lacking emotionally charged speech.

  5. Pingback: How can I understand Common Core? Day four: A guided exploration on Common Core | Saint Simon Common Core Information

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