Who’s Looking Out for Our Kids?
Supporters of Common Core love claiming Common Core is a state led initiative. Proponents of the scheme will instantly label anyone who says otherwise a conspiracy nut and fit them for a tin foil hat. Jeb Bush recently called opponents of Common Core the Black Helicopter bunch. Obama’s Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan took a different tack, calling opponents of the plan White Suburban Soccer Moms upset because their kid wasn’t as smart as they thought.
Regardless of how they try phrase the answers.. one thing is now certain. Bush, Duncan and the rest are not being honest with the American People about Common Core.
Two weeks ago Gretchen from the Missouri Education Watchdog sent me a link to a website that was talking about The 2nd Annual MENA Common Core Conference.. In Dubai.. The Conference is being sponsored by Middle East North Africa Common Core. MENA seems to be closely affiliated with Know.Do.Serve.Learn (KDSL). According to their website, KDSL offers Global Educational Collaboration Services and the mission is: to partner with education organizations worldwide in order to increase student achievement, teacher knowledge, and education leadership. Anyway, about the conference:
On October 24th and 25th hundreds of education professionals and scholars from the Middle East, North Africa and America will gather in Dubai for a symposium on implementing Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in regional American curriculum schools. The goal of this annual conference is to inform education professionals aboutimplementing the CCSS in English Language Arts and Mathematics in their schools. The conference also seeks to
empower teachers to increase the academic success of their students, showcase exceptional CCSS aligned classroom resources and connect CCSS educators across the Middle East and North Africa. Last years conference, the first of its kind, attracted over 300 attendees from 7 countries and 23 speakers. This year’s conference will exceed those numbers
Read All Off: The 2nd Annual MENA Common Core Conference.
Hmm, Does that mean we now know Obama found the extra 7 states he campaigned in? Come to think of it if you recall his Cairo Speech he did talk about linking American and Middle East Classrooms.