A coalition of higher education institutions Tuesday waded into the national debate over Common Core education standards, arguing that the higher standards in math, reading and writing will help remedy the problem of too many unprepared students entering college and universities.
State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, who in recent months has become a highly visible advocate of the Common Core standards, joined others in announcing the creation of “Higher Ed for Higher Standards.”
The coalition of more than 200 colleges and universities from 33 states, including all of the SUNY colleges and universities, defended the need for the Common Core and will counter the “misinformation” about the state-based efforts to improve student achievement and learning, Zimpher said.
Anybody know how much Gates Foundation payola is making its way to either SUNY or Chancellor Zimpher?
You rarely see anybody these days shill for the CCSS who isn't on the payroll or going to benefit in some way from the education reform agenda.