Facts all come with points of view
Facts don't do what I want them to."
Federal officials coerced states into adopting national Common Core standards and testing. Period. The evidence is compelling. In an essay for the fall issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review, the director of the manipulative scheme known as Race to the Top cheerily tells in detail how it all went down. Joanne Weiss, who also served as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan's chief of staff, probably figured all of her readers would be fellow academics seeking to use government to enforce their social agendas. Otherwise, she might not have boasted so openly about “forced alignment,” “high-stakes policymaking,” and “binding memorandums of understanding” required of local school districts as part of the mega-billion bribery scheme launched in 2009. All the Bill Gates-financed puff pieces about Common Core being purely voluntary for states and a creation of the nation's governors should go straight into the nearest trash bin.
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