This is a great overview of the data collection aspect of the Common Core standardized tests. The important part to take into perspective on this article is Dr. Cynthia Stevenson, a nationally recognized Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools, resigned in February 2014. Dr. Stevenson left earlier than her planned exit at the end of the school year, citing a strained relationship and disagreement on management of the district, with the newly elected school board.
Here is a video from the Pioneer Institute. It is important to understand that Pioneer Institute has been involved in all the key reforms in Massachusetts, that has led MA to be the top performing state in the US.
from the article:
But the relationship between the corporate education reform industry and elements of the public broadcasting community go much deeper than the Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s $3.5 million pay to play maneuver with PBS on pensions.
While the news about PBS and the pension series debacle is shocking, the relationship between public broadcasting and the Gates Foundation funded Common Core mouth piece known as The Teaching Chanel (Tch) is even more troubling.
As states further down the Common Core path are discovering, the child’s well being mentally is being affected. Thankfully we aren’t this far…yet.