Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ALEC's unCommon Core

WOW – what an excellent read about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the Common Core.

For those of you who don’t know about Common Core:
The Common Core Standards were developed to effectively address negative outcomes by focusing on the power of a high-quality education, informed by rigorous standards, to lift individuals out of poverty.


Opposing the ‘Common Core’ Steals an Ugly Page from Our History
Especially LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these paragraphs.
Today’s expected vote in opposition to the Common Core Standards by the hyperaggressive andhyperregressive ALEC in a fashion mirrors a day 49 years ago next month. On June 11, 1963, George Wallace, the “segregation now, tomorrow, and forever” governor of Alabama, stood defiantly in the door of the University of Alabama’s Foster Auditorium blocking the entry of two black students in symbolic opposition to the integration of Alabama’s schools.

ALEC, apparently channeling the politically belligerent and bullying Wallace of that year, is standing squarely in the way of meaningful school reform, clearly determined to turn back the clock to a time when the hopes of dreams of millions were routinely and summarily dismissed.


This article DEBUNKS ALEC’s Common Core policy / philosophy!!!


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