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Common Core and the EduTech Abyss
Creators Syndicate, by Michelle Malkin

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Posted By:Judy W., 1/9/2014 6:59:22 AM

The Common Core gold rush is on. Apple, Pearson, Google, Microsoft and Amplify are all cashing in on the federal standards/testing/textbook racket. But the EduTech boondoggle is no boon for students. It´s more squandered tax dollars down the public school drain. Even more worrisome: The stampede is widening a dangerous path toward invasive data mining. According to the Silicon Valley Business Journal, the ed tech sector "is expected to more than double in size to $13.4 billion by 2017." That explosive growth is fueled by Common Core´s top-down digital learning and testing mandates. So: Cui bono?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: M2, 1/9/2014 7:10:51 AM     (No. 9685495)

It is disappointing that Michelle didn´t mention the curriculum of Common Core, a Far Leftist indoctrination program for the educational system. If parents knew what was really in that curriculum, it would make far more difference than the cost of high-tech gadgets that don´t work. Personally, I´m glad they don´t work. It may bring to the new forefront the hideousness of the Common Core program.

What I´m against are bungled billion-dollar public investments in overpriced, ineffective technology.

Remembering Solyndra and the other boondoggles this POTUS threw our money at, should remind everyone that everything this POTUS touches turns to cah-cah.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: skedaddle, 1/9/2014 8:22:58 AM     (No. 9685579)

Common Core is just being implemented in my school district but my last child will be unaffected since we´re almost done with public ed. I put my kids in a very good suburban school district and have watched it be chipped away at; Common Core and Section 8 vouchers will ruin it entirely in the near future. Good teachers and good parents will need to form small private schools or homeschool to avoid the brainwashing and Holder Injustice Dept. violence.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: saryden, 1/9/2014 8:36:36 AM     (No. 9685603)

I read that much of the finance for Common Core in the beginning came from Saudi Arabia... and one of the texts written to "meet the new standards" had fifty-two pages on Islam and only scattered references to Christianity or other faiths.
Some parents have said they cannot help their children in math due to inability to get lessons from the computer source. Leftist indoctrination has been going on for decades -- see last election -- and will it be the last election?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/9/2014 11:39:07 AM     (No. 9685841)

This is nothing more than a forced exercise of putting lipstick on crap...progressive methods to take over our children...as if they aren´t already indoctrinating them...

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