Thursday, June 2, 2016

Step-by-step Privatization and Profit: ESSA Delivers Schools to Wall Street with a Bow on Top

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Step-by-step Privatization and Profit: ESSA Delivers Schools to Wall Street with a Bow on Top


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Social impact bond projects are very definitely privatisation. PFI/PPP projects have effectively privatised the design, finance, construction and maintenance of much public infrastructure. Now social impact bond projects potentially privatise the design, finance, service delivery, management, monitoring and evaluation of early intervention and prevention policies.”
Step One- Curriculum: Common Core standards created one set of standards (modules) (originating from a global agenda circa 1985) For a full history of support for this outline click the link.
According to a promotional flyer created by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation:
“Education leaders have long talked about setting rigorous standards and allowing students more or less time as needed to demonstrate mastery of subjects and skills. This has been more a promise than a reality, but we believe it’s possible with the convergence of the Common Core State Standards, the work on new standards-based assessments, the development of new data systems, and the rapid growth of technology-enabled learning experiences.” 
So that…
Step Two-Testing: There can be one consistent numerical metric by which to measure student outcomes (PARCC)
So that…

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