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Monday, March 3, 2014

Putting Common Core In Perspective

A commenter at the Newsday story reporting Cuomo is going to run his own pro-CCCSS ads:

CC is part of a world-wide corporate globalization initiative to dumb down teachers, currricula and students and turn them into scared, uncreative, unimaginative, test- taking drones. The de-skilling of teachers and students will turn them into lower-paid, passive people with the ultimate goal of increased corporate profits by cutting wages, benefits, teacher pay and destroying teacher unions. Junk it and go back to the old system which has produced outstanding students, teachers, districts and exceptional American innovation. Asians have a test-centered CC system producing uncreative drones. They rely on stealing US innovation or buying patents and US companies.

The corporate reformers, especially the politicians like Obama, keep talking up South Korea and China for their education systems.

But as we have seen here at Perdido Street School, we shouldn't be emulating either the South Koreans or the Chinese education systems.

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