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  •  If someone says that (1+ / 0-)
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    They don't know the basic terminology of our profession. I call bullshit.

    •  Try again. Do your research: (0+ / 0-)
      The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with the Pearson Foundation, the world’s largest publishing company, to create a curriculum for the nation aligned to the CCSS.  According to the Gates Foundation’s press release, it will spend $20 million to develop resources aligned to the Common Core State Standards including:

          Game-based learning applications
          Math, English language arts and science curricula built into digital formats
          Learning through social networking platforms
          Embedded assessments.

      Other participants is the effort are:  Educurious Partners, Florida Virtual School, Institute of Play, Reasoning Mind, Quest Atlantis, Digital Youth Network and EDUCAUSE.

      The Gates Foundation expressly admits that its intention is to align learning tools with the Common Core State Standards and “to fundamentally change the way students and teachers interact in the classroom, and ultimately, how education works in America.”


      Gates Foundation Announces Portfolio of Innovative Grants to Develop New Teaching and Learning Tools that Support Teachers and Help Students

      Foundations Join to Offer Online Courses for Schools

      Then there's this:

      Follow The Money

      From Common Core's OWN WEBSITE:

      In December 2009, the Gates Foundation also made a grant of $550,844 to Common Core, Inc.,“to develop K-10 [English Language Arts] curriculum aligned to the Common Core standards,” which were still under development. According to data on the Gates Foundation website, it appears Common Core, Inc., was the first organization to receive grant money, in “2009 and earlier,” specifically to develop a curriculum based on the standards.

      According to Common Core, Inc.’s website, “with the advent of the Common Core State Standards in 2010, we decided to begin designing a library of content-rich, standards-based curriculum materials. Two months after the standards were finalized, we released the Common Core Curriculum Maps in English Language Arts. The first truly CCSS-based ELA curriculum tool, these maps (now renamed The Wheatley Portfolio) are in use by tens of thousands of teachers nationwide.”

      Although the Common Core State Standards were not released until June 2010, the bio for Common Core, Inc.’s president and executive director, Lynne Munson, claims, “In six short years Lynne has made Common Core… a noted provider of CCSS-based curriculum tools.”

      "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

      by zenbassoon on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 11:07:01 AM PDT

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    •  When you have the SAME standards and the SAME (0+ / 0-)

      tests (PARCC), that means the CURRICULUM is the same also.

      All test prep.

      All the time.

      Badass Teachers are not amused. ^0^

      "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

      by zenbassoon on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 11:08:51 AM PDT

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