and despite interviewing principal Carol Burris who is against common core, the tone of the piece was far from fair and balanced.
Have you noticed that whenever somebody is for common core they start their talking points with something like, Launched by state officials, the Core was backed by the federal government, offering grant money to states signing on.
Well this Sunday morning piece was no different as that is a direct quote and yes, launched by the cash strapped states during the great recession where they traded local control for those grants.
There were two pro-common core people interviewed, the secretary of
Like how does common core address poverty? CBS gave us our middle of the pack international stats but they didn't mention how our scores zoom to near the top when we factor out poverty a pretty big oversight if you ask me.
Next I want to know if the countries we are trying to catch use common core because as far as I can tell they don't?
Finally I would have liked a mention about all the people who are going to get rich off common core and all the money being siphoned out of our classrooms to pay for it.
CBS didn't think any of above was worth a mention.
Nobody is against tough standards what the pro-common core speakers implied but for them to dismiss and for CBS to ignore legitimate questions and concerns does our children and schools a disservice.