Sunday, November 1, 2015

WAPO: How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution

How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution

 June 2014, The Washington Post has this in the Politics section.  CCSS was a lot more about politics than about education.  States adopted CCSS before it was even completed.  Talk about buying a Pig in a Poke.

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Interesting article but it places too much emphasis on Gates and not enough on the other players. The interesting document for me was "Now What: Imperatives & Options for Common Core Implementation and Governance" (Fordham Institute, October 2010). It shows the decision-making process for picking the method by which the private sector would coerce states into going along with Common Core implementation. Here are some of the people who made these decisions, as listed in the back of that document:

Paul E. Barton, Independent Education Writer and Consultant
Jeb Bush, Former Governor of Florida
David T. Conley, Professor, University of Oregon; Director, Center for Educational Policy Research; CEO,
Educational Policy Improvement Center
Pasquale J. DeVito, Director, Client Services, Measured Progress
David P. Driscoll, Former Commissioner of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Current
Chair of the National Assessment Governing Board
Michael W. Kirst, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
Paul E. Lingenfelter, President, State Higher Education Executive Officers
Paul Manna, Associate Professor, Department of Government and the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public
Policy, College of William and Mary
Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute
Mark Musick, James H. Quillen Chair of Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Clemmer College of
Education, East Tennessee State University
Rod Paige, 7th U.S. Secretary of Education
Judith A. Rizzo, Executive Director and CEO, James B. Hunt Jr. Institute for Educational Leadership
and Policy
Andrew J. Rotherham, Co-Founder and Partner, Bellwether Education
Mark Schneider, Vice President, American Institutes for Research
Robert B. Schwartz, Academic Dean and Professor of Practice, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Eric J. Smith, Commissioner, Florida Department of Education
Michael D. Usdan, Senior Fellow, The Institute for Educational Leadership
Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers