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MANDATORY Extended Learning Time, Duncan's dream to further the Core agenda.. COMMON CORE IS NOT ABOUT EDUCATION–IT’S ABOUT TESTING. KIDS ARE MISSING OUT ON WELL-ROUNDED EDUCATION WITH CIVICS, HISTORY, THE ARTS, COMPARATIVE THINKING AND MORE, AND THEY’RE BORED.

Joseph Ricciotti Explains the War on Teachers.

Without excellent public education for all, we have nothing as a country. Privatization of schools, charters, vouchers, (for profit for those at the top) is not the answer. Real efforts to stop the escalation of poverty through great teachers, great schools, great community centers in every neighborhood is the answer.

Peter Greene: Why So Many Teachers Turned Against Common Core.

It’s not difficult to see what’s happening in this country in every area of society. Neo-liberals, neo-cons, plutocrats, many who don’t pay taxes via their multi-natinal conglomerates, want to privatize our schools for profit and for those still public, want to ram the Common Core down our collective throats as a means of testing kids non-stop rather than working on a well-rounded education for all, and judging teachers, no matter what environment they teach in, based upon those same standards. It’s confusing to some as to why Christian fundamentalist are against Common Core–it’s for a whole different reason– they don’t want any federal anything and Common Core is attempting to have one national standard for all our kids. But most of us who were/are teachers/parents dislike it for the reasons Diane Ravitch writes about all the time in herblog–just because you’ve made billions (Gates, etal) doesn’t give you the right to decide what’s best for the rest of us–particularly in education.

Peter Greene: Why So Many Teachers Turned Against Common Core
The conservative journal “Education Next” reported a poll showing that support for Common Core…
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A Call for the Next Phase in the Resistance.

It’s our country–time to take it back. Public education isn’t working? Then fix it–don’t break it even more–and blame the universities, principals, administrators as partners in this failure–not just teachers, unions, parents. Privatized charters,accountable to no one, ARE NOT THE ANSWER. Every child in this country deserves an excellent public education from pre-school through college.

Let’s skip elementary and high school and talk about the college level of education and ask ourselves a few questions: 1) there’s hypothetically no inflation–why have tuitions skyrocked; 2) banks are receiving taxpayer subsidized loans at one percent–so why are they passing it on to students and their families for 8%–usury rates; 3) why are universities still getting tax-exempt, tax-free money to keep building more buildings while firing professors and hiring adjunct professors for wages they can’t live on with no benefits while administrators of those universities are averaging over $1,000,000 a year in salary and perks; 4) why are we allowing an elitist education system even at state universities.

This business model of greed is the same one being used by the medical system, corporations, private prisons, airlines, etc. and our education system. Don’t accept it; don’t buy it. When you’re told they have to answer to the shareholders or big donors, don’t believe it. These are heartless, money-first libertarians, neo-liberals, neo-cons who care only about their own massive accumulation of profits at your expense –you don’t matter–our children don’t matter–just their profits and power. To hell with families and a lifetime of debt because of insane tuition and loan costs at a time of faculty cuts and low inflation.

Parent Horror Stories from BASIS: Corporate Charter Hurting Children?.