Monday, May 5, 2014

The 2008 Common Core Sales Job: Part Two | deutsch29

The 2008 Common Core Sales Job: Part Two | deutsch29:

The 2008 Common Core Sales Job: Part Two

May 5, 2014

In 2008, the National Governors Association (NGA), the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), and Achieve, Inc., released a report, Benchmarking for Success: Ensuring U.S. Students Receive a World-class Education.
The report promotes a now all-too-familiar spectrum of so-called “reforms,” including establishing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), CCSS-aligned curriculum and assessment, alter teacher recruitment and retention to reflect those of “successful nations,” “hold schools accountable” for “high performance,” and make international comparisons based upon standardized test scores in order to “ensure global competition.”
In Part One of my series on this report, I focused on the report’s absence of discussions of national debt in promoting the faulty goal of  “global competition” via nationally standardized education.
In this second post, I consider the individuals authoring, “advising on,” and financially supporting the report.
I realize that the overlap among corporate reformer involvements poses a challenge to readers. Thus, I will offer a measured dose of the 2008 Benchmarking report as it overlaps with select other events of its time and notable dealings of key individuals.
Fasten your seat belts. Here we go.
First, some context on the timing of the report: 2008. One year earlier, in 2007, No The 2008 Common Core Sales Job: Part Two | deutsch29: