TMR 127 : Dr. Duke Pesta : Common Core Update - Metrics, Muddle & Manipulation

DukePestaWe are joined again by Dr. Duke Pesta, professor of English at The University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and Academic Director of FreedomProject Education, for an update on Common Core, the US education system's so-called "Common Core State Standards Initiative".

Touted as "a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English... created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live",*  Common Core sounds almost too good to be true.
 
And so it is, according to Dr. Pesta, who explains that far from raising standards, Common Core actually lowers them, in the interests of engineering a compliant Global Citizenry for the nascent One-World Corporatist State.

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* Quotation from CoreStandards.org (http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/)

[Common Core, critical thinking, dissent, home schooling, Bill Gates, Race To The Top, outcome-based education, David Coleman, Council of Chief State School Officers, National Governors Association, James Milgram, Sandra Stotsky, climate change, profiling, data, Orwell, Technocracy, Horace Mann, John Dewey, Accelerated Reader, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, UN, World Core Curriculum, Robert Muller, extremism, Kant, Hegel, scientism, free speech]

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