Skip to comments.Big business takes on tea party over Common Core
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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Common Core should die a quick, but painful death. It should be a scar on the left, forever.
What reason could business groups have for pushing for something like Common Core?
Except that most of the GOPe is pushing it too. Huckabee, Jeb Bush, etc.
Big Business will lose.
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)!
1. The US Chamber of Commerce has been taken over by communists.
2. Why are so many US corporations against capitalism?
Democrats love corporations. They are so much easier to nationalize compared to many small businesses.
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.
“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.”
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.
Its nothing new.
"Competition is a sin." - John D. Rockefeller
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.
Because it produces biddable dopes. Perfect worker bees for the corporate interests.
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.
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.”
Spots promoting the Common Core will air on Fox News and other conservative outlets.
Why do idiots like this continue to insist that Fox is conservative?
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 dont know Jack.
So why don’t you educate us?
My first thought, too. There's something about disagreeing with government control here -- if it's true at all. This is "Politico".