Dr. Haynes writes at American Thinker:

http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/08/common_core_whats_in_it_for_bill_gates.html

The article is points out what a mess Gates and other leftist philanthropists have made of their “support” of education, and how badly it all fails.

She points out that in the last decade expenditures on testing (standardized tests, or “results” testing, if you will) have more than tripled. In a study published over a year ago (so not new information, and not surprising to anyone paying attention), Dr. Krashen estimates testing requirements will be 20 times higher under Common Core nationalization. At the time of the study, the US education system was spending $1.7 billion. 20 times that? Probably not, but 20 times more time and energy from our already stretched teachers, 20 times more time taken for testing and an untold amount of extra time teaching to the tests and teaching how to take the tests, especially given how important the test results are to the careers of the teachers!

End the madness. Common Core is bad. It will worsen an already failed system.  Read the rest of this entry »