Not sure how many folks caught this
rather histrionic commentary on Common Core from Al Jazeera America, penned by
Nicholas Tampio, an associate professor of political science at Fordham University. In it, Tampio positions College Board president David Coleman as the nefarious mastermind behind the plot to undermine the U.S. economy
and our democratic culture. There is much to quibble with here, but let’s start with the obvious: the title and subtitle.
David Coleman’s Plan to Ruin EducationThe architect of Common Core must be stopped In the summer of 2008, David Coleman changed the course of American education. For decades, reformers had argued that the country needed a national standards-based model of education to ensure economic prosperity. He helped make that a reality by convincing Bill Gates to support the Common Core State Standards initiative, to the tune of over $200 million. … Under Common Core, from the time they enter kindergarten to the time they graduate from high school, students will have
to ask their own questions or come up with their own ideas. It’s time for Americans to find alternatives to Coleman’s educational vision.