Feb 21, 2014 · Assessing Common Core is inextricably tied to the big business of data collection and data mining. States that took the Race to the Top bribes in exchange for adopting Common Core must now comply with the edutech requirements of two private testing conglomerates , the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers or the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Most of the rest of the nation has never heard of Diane Douglas. But the education establishment in D.C. and Common Core’s overlords — looking at you, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Gates Foundation, Jeb Bush, etc. etc. etc — will all know her name tomorrow morning. Grass-roots parents and anti-Common Core activists in Arizona know […]

Indiana Common Core rebrand costing incumbents their seats Erin Tuttle • May 7, 2014 • 10 Comments Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s Administration was on the losing side of two landslides through legislative endorsements in Tuesday’s Republican primary elections in northeastern Indiana. Anne has been writing on MEW since 2012 and has been a citizen lobbyist on Common Core since 2013. Some day she would like to see a national Hippocratic oath for educators “I will remember that there is an art to teaching as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy and understanding are sometimes more important than policy or what the data say.