Joseph A. Ricciotti: Politics, Profits, and the Common Core

Worthy reading; we are sinking into the soup with Common Core and its insidious move to corporate takeover of our kids’ educations.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Joseph A. Ricciotti, a former professor at Fairfield University in Connecticut, wrote the following post:

One of the most alarming reports concerning the corporate education reform movement and the growth of Common Core in the country was published by Lee Fang in the Nation magazine. Fang’s report highlights how public education is now considered as the last “honeypot” for venture capitalists and Wall Street investors. Investors’ interest in public education as a money making venture was made crystal clear by attendance at the recent annual investment conference in Scottsdale, Arizona which skyrocketed from 370 people the previous year to over 2000 this year. Likewise, the number of companies presenting at the conference increased from 70 to 390, mostly technology companies. It is also no surprise that Jeb Bush, one of the leading advocates of Common Core in the country, was the keynote speaker at the conference. According to Fang, venture…

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