I have used the ellipses to give you a sense of what Burris offers without violating fair use.
There is much more.
She provides detailed illustrations of how the way the assessments are structured and the scores are used can result in very unfair results, to students and to teachers.
She parses some documents from people at Pearson, the large British company that is developing NY's assessments - and is partnering with Bill Gates to develop online assessments for the Common Core - and of course with assessments will come the preparatory material - including prep assessments, or as Burris puts at the end of her penultimate paragraph:
It would appear that Pearson is getting a test ready to get ready to get students globally ready for a test of readiness that assesses readiness.
Her final brief paragraph puts in all in context. It should persuade you to go read the piece, then to pass it on, to everyone you know.
This is the mindset that is driving school reform. Eventually all of it will fail. But your child will not get a second chance to be a third-grader. We are on our way to creating a generation of students who will despise school before they ever get to college, ready or not. Speak out. Our country and our children deserve better.