Market-Based Think Tank Opposes Common Core
Ohanian Comment: The Washington Policy Center (WPC) is "an independent, non-profit, non-partisan think tank [located in Washington State] that promotes sound public policy based on free-market solutions." Free-market solutions include working with ALEC. The Center for Education is one of six centers at WPC. Liv Finne, Center Director, has written a series of essays exhibiting a steady opposition to the Common Core. They are worth reading. Also worth noting is the fact that that this market-based think tank takes such a studied opposition to the Common Core while our teacher unions embrace the Common Core and our professional organizations offer books and webinars to profit from it.
Here are a few headlines--with hot links:
http://www.washingtonpolicy.org/publications/notes/why-common-core-bad-…; Why the Common Core is Bad for America
Common Core standards turn the study of English into a grinding chore (This one features an essay by an Emory University professor of English.)
There is plenty more at the website.
Again I ask the question: Where are the unions? Where are the professional organizations? Where are the teachers?
— Liv Finne
Washinton Policy Center, Center for Education
August 10, 2012
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