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Big business takes on tea party over Common Core
Politico ^ | March 14, 2014 | Stephanie Simon

Posted on 03/14/2014 1:15:51 PM PDT by C19fan

Tea party activists have been waging war for months against the Common Core academic standards. Now, in a coordinated show of muscle, Big Business is fighting back — and notching wins. The urgent effort stems from a sense among supporters that this is a make-or-break moment for the Common Core, which is under siege all over the country. A coalition including the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will launch a national advertising blitz Sunday targeted at Republicans skeptical about the standards. Spots promoting the Common Core will air on Fox News and other conservative outlets.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: business; common; core; education
The events of the past several years show Big Business and Chamber of Commerce types are no friends of conservatives. They are in bed with Washington. As long as they get their crony capitalistic deals, and favorable tax/regulatory environment they will throw grass roots conservatives under the bus. One question why does the CoC type think another power grab by Washington in education will improve things? It seems education has gone downhill since Carter created the Dept of Education.
1 posted on 03/14/2014 1:15:51 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Common Core should die a quick, but painful death. It should be a scar on the left, forever.


2 posted on 03/14/2014 1:28:14 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: C19fan

What reason could business groups have for pushing for something like Common Core?


3 posted on 03/14/2014 1:42:17 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: PubliusMM

Except that most of the GOPe is pushing it too. Huckabee, Jeb Bush, etc.


4 posted on 03/14/2014 1:44:19 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: C19fan

Big Business will lose.


5 posted on 03/14/2014 1:45:46 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: C19fan

And just WHO does everyone think INFLICTED the POS “Public School” “System” on the United States, BIG BUSINESS and thier EDUCRAT cronies(Dewey, Mann etc)!


6 posted on 03/14/2014 1:48:09 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: C19fan

1. The US Chamber of Commerce has been taken over by communists.
2. Why are so many US corporations against capitalism?


7 posted on 03/14/2014 1:50:06 PM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: C19fan

Democrats love corporations. They are so much easier to nationalize compared to many small businesses.


8 posted on 03/14/2014 2:15:13 PM PDT by aimhigh ( Self defense - a human right.)
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To: SharpRightTurn
"What reason could business groups have for pushing for something like Common Core?"

They (CoC) want their drones to be just smart enough to churn out burgers and widgets but not smart enough to know that they're being screwed.

They must think Common Core attains that sweet spot.

9 posted on 03/14/2014 2:26:00 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

“They (CoC) want their drones to be just smart enough to churn out burgers and widgets but not smart enough to know that they’re being screwed.

They must think Common Core attains that sweet spot.”

Excellent.


10 posted on 03/14/2014 2:28:36 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: C19fan

In all the posts about Common Core posted here at FR, I have yet to see a definition (operational definition) about Common Core. That means that the discussants don’t know Jack.


11 posted on 03/14/2014 2:34:24 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: ryan71
Why are so many US corporations against capitalism?

Its nothing new.

"Competition is a sin." - John D. Rockefeller

WALL STREET AND THE BOLSHEVIK REVOLUTION

12 posted on 03/14/2014 2:51:06 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Probably because they found out they can get crony capitalism and tax benefits by going along and supporting the administrations agenda to take over the country. They are so stupid in that they actually believe that in the end the Dem’s will let them keep it after they take over same country. I no longer support giving these guys the cuts they are looking for.Since the lib press and everything else that is wrong with this country starts with them I am thinking we should just support raising their taxes.


13 posted on 03/14/2014 2:59:19 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Because it produces biddable dopes. Perfect worker bees for the corporate interests.


14 posted on 03/14/2014 3:25:12 PM PDT by EinNYC
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I read a story on FR years ago about how the Chinese would like to have a campus for building their cars. In LA. People would end up living in quarters, minding their robots, eating, walking, sleeping. All in the campus area.

Without anyone questioning anything.

Common Core seems a perfect fit to this.


15 posted on 03/14/2014 3:27:46 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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related:
http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2008/11/kulongoski_lobbies_to_bring_ch.html


16 posted on 03/14/2014 3:31:49 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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From the article. And, perhaps, our future Chinese Communist ‘zones’:

“Workers live on campus

In a compound that sprawls four square miles, BYD headquarters in the lush and mountainous region of Pingshan, Shenzhen, offers a glimpse of a company with a serious competitive advantage — an edge that many Chinese companies maintain over their U.S. rivals.

An army of 30,000 workers lives on a campus the size of a small city. Dozens of dormitories tower dozens of floors above ground. Unlike its U.S. counterparts, BYD relies on human labor in an industry that has shifted to automation.

“The big difference here,” Kulongoski said, “is the process of manufacturing is so much hand labor. There’s not so much of the robotics that we saw in Japan. It’s mostly people, lots of young people.”

Rather than buy expensive machines, BYD has held down prices by relying on manual labor — which in the United States is usually a company’s largest expense. BYD workers’ wages start at 1,000 Chinese yuan a month, or about $150 U.S., said Elva Zhai, 24, a sales assistant in the export trade department. The workday is from 8:30 a.m. to 5p.m.

The company provides free housing, but the cost of three meals a day — provided at the cavernous cafeteria — come out of their salary for an unnoticeable amount. On Friday at lunch, thousands of employees, wearing stylish jeans, T-shirts and BYD lanyards line up for a dozen varieties of meat, vegetables, rice and soup. Zhai swipes her employee badge; she doesn’t know the exact cost of each meal.

“It’s very little,” said Zhai, who moved two years ago from her hometown of Xi’an, a city where BYD runs a plant. She holds a degree in international economics, and working at BYD feels a lot like being in college, she said.

With most of their costs covered, workers are able to save a fair bit of money, Zhai said. She and her friends sometimes go downtown to sing in the karaoke clubs or go shopping. Workers have 10 days of vacation each year, and they come from across China to work at BYD. The company offers housing for entire families and builds sports fields on-site. It also runs schools for employees’ children and has a technical school where many of BYD’s 11,000 engineers come from.

Zhai’s dream car is an F3R, BYD’s stylish coupe, though she admits she has little use for a car. Still, she yearns to buy a blue one, like the one on display in the company’s showroom.

“In China, cars are still a luxury item,” Zhai said. “But everyone has a cell phone.”


17 posted on 03/14/2014 3:36:19 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: C19fan

Spots promoting the Common Core will air on Fox News and other conservative outlets.

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Why do idiots like this continue to insist that Fox is conservative?


18 posted on 03/14/2014 3:54:50 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Rudder

In all the posts about Common Core posted here at FR, I have yet to see a definition (operational definition) about Common Core. That means that the discussants don’t know Jack.

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So why don’t you educate us?


19 posted on 03/14/2014 3:56:35 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: SharpRightTurn
What reason could business groups have for pushing for something like Common Core?

My first thought, too. There's something about disagreeing with government control here -- if it's true at all. This is "Politico".

20 posted on 03/14/2014 4:09:23 PM PDT by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: Bigg Red

I’ll wait with you.


21 posted on 03/14/2014 4:11:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SharpRightTurn

The reasons are complex, but big business interests certainly are the driving force behind Common Core. You might find interesting my short column here:

http://www.aberdeennews.com/news/opinion/marmorstein-villains-are-clear-in-common-core-dramedy/article_5ba4678e-5dfb-5a8a-b99a-37d66efd678d.html


22 posted on 03/14/2014 4:26:29 PM PDT by ancientart
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To: ancientart

Good column. Thanks for sharing.


23 posted on 03/14/2014 4:44:06 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: C19fan

Who gets the contracts for the common core materials?


24 posted on 03/14/2014 4:49:07 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Darren McCarty
Who gets the contracts for the common core materials?

Pearson Education

25 posted on 03/14/2014 4:52:48 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: C19fan

“Now, in a coordinated show of muscle, Big Business is fighting back...”

Pure, unadulterated propaganda from the Nazis at Politico. What will it take to ban the Nazis at Politico from FR? We don’t allow Stormfront on FR, and Politico is no different than Stormfront.

Ban these Nazis now!


26 posted on 03/14/2014 5:52:44 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: combat_boots

From George Carlin:

“There’s a reason that education sucks, and it’s the same reason it will never ever ever be fixed. It’s never going to get any better, don’t look for it. Be happy with what you’ve got. Because the owners of this country don’t want that. I’m talking about the real owners now, the big, wealthy, business interests that control all things and make the big decisions. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want; they want more for themselves and less for everybody else. But I’ll tell you what they don’t want—they don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that. That doesn’t help them. That’s against their interest.”


27 posted on 03/14/2014 6:07:54 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: Bigg Red

I have no idea what it is. That’s why I asked for a definition.


28 posted on 03/14/2014 8:38:49 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: Rudder; cripplecreek

Well, for starters, without even looking into the actual content of the curriculum, Common Core is abhorrent just based on the fact that it is a national curriculum imposed on the states by the Soros Administration. This is a clear violation of states’ rights; educational standards should be developed at the local level, and the federal government does not have the legislative authority to override that.

The actual curriculum was developed by a progressive “non-profit” organization called Achieve, Incorporated, and is full of rewrites of history that indoctrinate students.

There are quite a few blog posts here:

http://blog.heritage.org/?s=Common+Core


29 posted on 03/15/2014 5:58:52 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Bigg Red
Thanks for the informative link.

Ccore sounds like bureaucracy's wet dream: for Obama, Teacher unions, Democrats and socialists of all stripes.

30 posted on 03/16/2014 1:58:30 PM PDT by Rudder
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