I recently discovered this eye-opening, might I even say jaw-dropping lecture where a very knowledgeable speaker, Dr. Duke Pesta, challenges all the commonly quoted “wisdom” about common core in public education. He exposes is for what it is, using the very language of its creators and erstwhile proponents. It’s long (over 2 hours) but well worth the time invested to better understand and better argue against this destructive set of mechanisms which has been foisted upon our public schools.
One commonly held notion he debunks is that these standards were developed by representatives of state governor offices. As you’ll see, and the speaker thoroughly documents everything, nothing could be farther from the truth. It’s really the result of crony capitalism deals between the federal Department of Education and large publishers of educational materials. The so-called standards had absolutely no involvement by school teachers, administrators, or anyone else with any professional background in teaching or education!
Be sure and watch all the way to the end, where he exposes some of the shocking content, as well as the corrupt processes, of common core.
And for good measure. please listen to this one-hour lecture by another insightful college professor and author, Dr. Terrance O. Moore, as he describes his research on Common Core to an audience at Hillsdale College in Washington D. C.. He has recently written a book on the topic, entitled, “Story-Killers: How the Common Core Destroys Minds and Souls.”