Excellent article by Anthony Cody about Common Core and public education reform. Now that Tea Party backers, the Koch brothers, have entered the fray, pundits are speculating that progressives were somehow duped by Common Core and the Bush/Gates led education reform.
Anybody reading Muncie Voice would know this is inaccurate. We’ve been informing everyone in Indiana about the scam with the help of progressives all over the state. Doug Martin has been pointing out the Hoosier financial connections and who is benefiting from ed reforms.
Progressives and the Tea Party have a few things in common – primarily they have targeted “an establishment” as being the problem.
The difference is how we define the “establishment” and proposed solutions.
We’ll stop there since this is about education reform and Common Core. Anthony has made excellent points at: Are Progressive Critics of Common Core “Getting Played” By Enemies of Public Education? – Living in Dialogue – Education Week Teacher.