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From Lynda of Bonners Ferry, Idaho on 10/21/2013.
I purchased 50 of these Common Core brochures for a function I was putting on against Common Core. These brochures went faster than the other literature that was available to take. I was surprised at the difference. So that's a success for this brochure!
Common Core Issues
From Darlene Eulie of Omaha, Nebraska on 9/16/2013.
http://educationviews.org/will-nebraska-adopt-obamacore/I found two errors in the brochure Question #1 and the amount of money the Bill & Melinda Gates money that was put into promoting Common Core was over 150 million. The history goes back decades, but in the most recent phase, the vision for Common Core was set in 2007, by the Washington-based contractor, Achieve, Inc., in a document entitled ?Benchmarking for Success.? http://www.aim.org/special-report/terrorist-professor-bill-ayers-and-obamas-federal-school-curriculum/Thank you for your interest in my comments.Darlene EulieHSLDA's response:Hello, Mrs. Eulie, and thank you for your attentiveness and concern! In this brochure, the only reference to the financial role of the Gates Foundation in the Common Core State Standards Initiative is in the first point of our timeline. In 2008, the Foundation awarded a $2.2 million grant to the Hunt Institute to host a conference about national standards. Though the Gates Foundation has continued contribute to the development, implementation, and promotion of the Common Core, we were not attempting to report the entire financial involvement of the organization in this brochure. Thank you as well for your comment about the early efforts of Achieve, Inc. to pioneer national standards. Indeed, Achieve started pushing for nationalized standards in 2007. However, it did not publish anything to this end until Benchmarking for Success came out in December 2008, directly before the Obama Administration took office, and this was the earliest concrete date that we were able to cite. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any further concerns!
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