By Eric Holcombe
“The “freeze” of common core is all but useless. The department says common core is fully implemented so to say you aren’t going to implement it any further is like saying you filled up your gas tank but you aren’t going to put any more gas in your tank.”
Couldn’t say it much better myself. Read the rest here.
For proof of what the Senator is claiming, watch the March 12, 2014 video proceedings of his bill SB1985 here.
The State Dept. of Education brings Steve Smith and Emily Barton (K-12 “lead” for PARCC, the no-bid, federally-mandated, overpriced testing arm created with Race To The Top money) to explain that Common Core is now already fully implemented. That means there is no “further implementation” to delay for two years. They then use an appeal to fear (that’s a logical fallacy for the Common Core – educated out there) that if we don’t keep Common Core implemented, the state may be liable to the federal government for the $500+ million we fraudulently obtained through RTTT and have already spent. I GUESS COMMON CORE ISN’T “STATE-LED” THEN IS IT?
They also claim great improvement on NAEP assessments last year due to Common Core. A post on that false statement is forthcoming.