Monday, August 05, 2013

Hint: It Isn't for the Kids

There's little doubt this scam Common Core is about slotting kids early, forcing the vast majority of them into lousy jobs in order to "compete" with the third world. The few allowed to go to high school and college will be servants of the elites in order to preserve the elites' status.

It's pretty obvious what is going on here.

At the same time these crooks promoting Common Core will make a shitload of money at taxpayer expense:

The CCSS furthers a process begun in 2002 with the Bush administration’s No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), which mandated testing in all 50 states. According to the Pew Center on the States, annual state spending on standardized tests rose from $423 million before NCLB to $1.1 billion by 2008. This has continued under the Obama administration’s Race to the Top, which has tied federal funding for schools even more closely to test-based performance standards.

Under the current administration’s education policy, “failing” schools compete for School Improvement Grants (SIG) of up to $2 million a year. In return schools have to agree to choose one of four “school improvement” models—“turnaround,” “restart,” “close/consolidation,” or “transformation.”

Under the “transformation” model, schools are required to replace the principal and make other broad changes, such as rewarding staff that increase student test scores and institute comprehensive instructional reform, and removing those who do not. According to the Department of Education, the “restart” model requires the district to “close the school and restart it under the management of a charter school operator, a charter management organization (CMO), or an educational management organization (EMO).”

The EMO is turning the dismantling of education into the new “growth” industry. EMOs can run charter schools, offer teacher professional development and other services for “school improvement.”

"EMOs"? They sound like HMOs.

A public good is being destroyed for private gain. It MUST be stopped if our country is to survive.

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