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Common Core Is Designed to Drive Your Local Curriculum

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 11.10.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Proponents of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) like to promote the idea that CCSS is "not a curriculum." The CCSS website further states the disjointed idea that local districts somehow retain true freedom over what is taught in the classroom. This is a lie.

The Remarkable Idiocy Of 'Economically-Driven Education'

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The goal of business in aggressively promoting CCSS while bashing the teaching profession into false, test-score-riddled "accountability" is to reshape the purpose of education into streamlined, assemly-line-to-market service.

What Nurtures Leaders Who Have Bold Ideas? A Report from the Aspen Institute Ideas Festival

Ellen Galinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ellen Galinsky

Let's assume that the people invited to present at the 2010 Aspen Institute Ideas Festival have important ideas to share. There are important things we can learn from their own career paths: how did they become people with "bold ideas?"