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The Global Powerhouse Designing our Ed Reform Landscape: McKinsey and Co.

The Global Powerhouse Designing our Ed Reform Landscape: McKinsey and Co..

Maryland, PARCC, and Common Core: Dr. Lowery and the tangled web of corporate interest

Originally posted on educationalchemy:

Set out runnin’ but I take my time, a friend of the devil is a friend of mine

-Grateful Dead-

Is this any way to start off a new year?

Are you scratching you head wondering…wondering why it is that Maryland has decided to become the PARCC fiscal agent? First of all, what does this mean?

In its new position, Maryland will manage the finances of the state-led consortium starting on January 1, 2014. Florida previously held that role within PARCC, which is made up of 18 states plus the District of Columbia. Florida and Maryland have been working closely together to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.

So…WHY?

It is worthy of a head scratch because you know something’s gotta be wrong with this “deal” when even Florida, ground zero for corporate-styled reform policies rejected the offer. Maybe our new state superintendent Dr. Lillian Lowery…

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Supporting Common Core Is Supporting Entire Reform Machine

Supporting Common Core Is Supporting Entire Reform Machine.

Faith-Based Education Reform: Common Core as Standards-and-Testing Redux

I am equally convinced that many education reformers enjoy a flawed freedom to call for evidence from their detractors while practicing faith-based reform themselves.

via Faith-Based Education Reform: Common Core as Standards-and-Testing Redux.

Who is it Gonna Be?

Who is it Gonna Be?.

Are the Common Core Standards themselves problematic?

Are the Common Core Standards themselves problematic?.

This Is the Problem

But as long as we can love Jesus and hate poor people (or at least remain skeptical, if not cynical, about them), we will never address the systemic conditions that produce the evidence that we use unfairly against people in poverty.

via This Is the Problem.

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