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Dragon's Lair

Get to know the key players, and their views, behind Common Core 


John King -New York's Education Commisioner
David Coleman - President of the College Board

Sir Michael Barber - Chief Education Adviser at Pearson and Common Core promoter.  He is a global education standards promoter
Arne Duncan - U.S. Secretary of Education

Linda Darling-Hammond - Stanford University education professor
Bill Gates - Head of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Financed the creation of the Common Core State Standards

Co-author David Coleman on the ELA standards of the Common Core State Standards

David Coleman, One of the "Secret Sixty" on this underground committee also one of the architects of CCSS!!  He worked for Achieve, Inc. at the time of the launch of CCSS (how convenient) and is now President of the College Board.  His tenure started October 2012. Again a complete happenstance I am sure of it!!  Has nothing to do with aligning the SAT’s to CCSS….

Building Blocks: Human Capital & Collective Capacity

Sir Michael Barber, professor at the Institute of Education, University of London at that time.  Talks about kids as Human Capital and its all about the "Collective".  British social teaching imported to the US.  Why is Finland so important? If you want to know more about this educational model that he has imported the shores of country, be sure to read "Deliverology 101:  A Field Guide For Educational Leaders" Know thy enemy!
John King, N.Y. education commissioner - Editorial Spotlight (2013)

On Thursday April 18th, 2013 New York Education Commissioner John King and other state Department of Education officials join an Editorial Spotlight interview discussing standardized testing, Common Core, teacher evaluations, budget issues and more.

Also attending: 

Dennis Tompkins, chief of external affairs
Kate Gerson, senior fellow for Common Core and educator engagement
Kristen Huff, senior fellow for assessment
Amy McIntosh, senior fellow for teacher and principal effectiveness

Arne Duncan on schools as community centers (2009)

Sec. of Education Arne Duncan appeared on the Charlie Rose show. He discussed what he believes is the impact of community schools on children, families and neighborhoods.  He advocates that children should go to school 6 to even 7 days a week and 10 to 12 hours.  Let the schools raise your children!

Challenges to Equity in American Public Education (2012)

A talk by Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University School of Education and Former Education Adviser to President Obama. She talks about "equality of educational opportunity". Themes included privatization, the de-professionalizing of teachers and teaching, the "choice" debate, education finance, governance and management and the impact of US election campaign funding on public education policy.

Bill Gates talks about Common Core (2009)

In this video Bill Gates talks about how the curriculum and the tests should be aligned to the standards.  Isn't CCSS NOT suppose to be a curriculum???
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