Skip to comments.Common Core Ďarchitectí David Colemanís history with Bill Ayers and Barack Obama
Posted on 05/28/2015 12:24:32 PM PDT by Ray76
(Nov 27, 2013) Referred to as Common Core lead standards authors by the Council of Chief State School Officers, David Coleman and Jason Zimba are just two in a long list of Common Core creators whose academic roots are with the education-for-a-revolution machine borne by Annenberg Institute, Carnegie Corporation, Bill Gates, et al.
Today, Coleman and Zimba are head of Student Achievement Partners, an organization that played a leading role in developing the standards and actively supports districts and states in implementing them.
Prior to Student Achiement Partners, Coleman and Zimba were co-founders of the Grow Network (now owned by McGraw-Hill Company). Grow Network began as a pilot program in New York in 2000. Less than a year later, the Chicago Public Education Fund began negotiating a contract with Grow Network on behalf of Chicago Public Schools.
The Chicago Public Education Fund ('The Fund') was created in 1998 by the Chicago Annenberg Challenge board of directors, which included Barack Obama as board chairman and communist Bill Ayers, as co-chair.
Obama himself worked with The Fund for the next several years as a leadership council member, alongside Bill Ayers father, Thomas Ayers, and brother, John Ayers.
In [Chicago Public Schools] 2002 Education Plan, which introduced Grow Network as a new initiative, President Obama is listed as a member of the districts planning and development advisory committee. The report also names John Ayers and Communist-Maoist Mike Klonsky of Bill Ayers Small Schools Workshop as participants in CPSs education plan discussion groups.
Fast forward to today and we see each of these players still working to expand the Annenberg/Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) reform model, a model whose teaching strategies, lesson plans, and curriculum resources are identical to those now being used with Common Core.
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Just more guys in the neighborhood. Nothing to see. Move along.
David Coleman is the president of the College Board
Coleman, 42, was an architect of the Common Core State Standards which to date have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia. He is a Founding Partner of Student Achievement Partners, a nonprofit organization devoted to the successful implementation of the Standards, where he leads the organizations work with teachers and policymakers to achieve the promise of the Common Core to improve education.
Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida, 1999-2007: I have gotten to know David through his work on the Common Core State Standards and his work with reform minded leaders in Florida and throughout the country.
Now, Coleman is in charge of the most important test score a student can receive. As president of the College Board, a national education company, he is redesigning the SAT, the standardized test taken by many high school seniors as a part of the college application process. He is also expanding the Advanced Placement program, which offers college-level classes and tests for high school students.
New information on Common Core alignment by the ACT, SAT, and even GED exams raises questions about the impact Common Core will have on private and homeschooled students and their ability to opt out of the federally incentivized standards if they want to apply for college.
David Coleman, new head of the College Boardwhich administers the SATsaid in an interview with Education Week that one of his top priorities is to align the SAT with the new standards. The Common Core provides substantial opportunity to make the SAT even more reflective of what higher education wants.
Jeb Bush promotes a plan hatched by Ayers.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Under Secretary of Education, Martha Kanter were both speakers at a conference where Ayers gave the keynote address.
Whatever happened to No Child Left Behind and all that testing the liberals were so mad about?
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