A #Commoncore Twitter Play
Common Core Proponents (Supported by Tax Dollars and Special Interest Groups):
- Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, State Education Agency,Jefferson City, MO dese.mo.gov
- Robert Pondiscio, Senior Fellow @ Fordham Institute; senior adviser @democracyprep. K-12 education, literacy, civics and citizenship
- EdProgress, Center For American Progress Education Policy Team
Common Core Opponents (Unpaid writers/researchers and taxpayers concerned about private non governmental organizations developing/directing public education with no accountability):
- Logue, Independent mom. Realist. Education Watchdog. Tired of crony capitalists and the politicians who fund them.
- Susan Ohanian, Longtime teacher and opponent of national standards and testing; sanohanian.org
- AP Dillon,Founder http://LadyLiberty1885.com Also at TheConMom, DaTechGuy’s Magnificent 7, StopCommonCoreNC, WeWillNotConform, WizBang Find me on Facebook: Lady Liberty
Scene: Critique of pro Common Core kindergarten math video published on twitter.
Missouri DESE retweets Robert Pondiscio’s modified tweet from EdProgress containing a video produced by Center for American Progress on ‘what Common Core means for students’. EdProgress asks for questions.
The video link is here.
Questions are asked for, so I ask one. Simple, right? I ask Susan and AP if they know if Pondiscio and EdProgress are connected financially with special interest groups funding the standards that just ‘might’ taint their support. They do know the answer:
Crickets from Mr. Pondiscio, Missouri DESE and EdProgress regarding question about the financial support and/or grants these organizations have received from special interest groups. Maybe Mr. Pondiscio’s previous tweet explains and represents the silence from the well funded CCSSI proponents. I don’t believe questioning financial support of organizations is indicative of being a ‘raving maniac’ but we still have received no engagement from the proponents refuting the financial support from Gates or claiming the funding makes no difference in their support for the Initiative:
It’s your turn to ask Missouri DESE, Mr. Pondisico and @EdProgress your questions about Common Core. After all, you are the ones paying for it and providing your children for this experiment. They really want to know. Or not.
Published September 30, 2014