Dr. Susan Berry, at Breitbart, recently confirmed that the Common Core group, PARCC admitted in a press release, that their testing is designed to drive curriculum, although the cult of Common Core has vehemently denied this for years.
The federally funded Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a Common Core assessment consortium, issued a press release Friday that confirmed the Common Core standards and their associated tests are intended to drive curriculum.
Though developers and proponents of the Common Core initiative have argued that Common Core is merely “standards” and not “curriculum,” the latter of which local school districts can decide themselves, chief executive officer of PARCC Laura Slover said in the release, “High quality assessments go hand-in-hand with high quality instruction based on high quality standards. You cannot have one without the other. The PARCC states see quality assessments as a part of instruction, not a break from instruction.”
The CEO of PARCC isn’t the only Common Core mastermind making the admission that Common Core has designs on ultimately controlling how local teachers must teach the new federal standards in their classrooms.
In the following video, Craig Barrett, former CEO of Intel and current Chairman of the Common Core group Achieve, describes how Achieve can provide the Common Core curriculum and assessments to our schools when he says:
“Achieve can provide the tools for improvement, the internationally benchmarked curriculum, the internationally assessment tools and then if we can work with the political leaders, the governors to implement those two key aspects of education then we have a chance to compete and win. Without it I think we’re dead.”
Don’t take my word for it; listen for yourself starting at the 03:50 mark in the video here:
Notice how Craig Barrett never once mentions how parents can be involved in their kids’ education, rather he only mentions Common Core’s plans to work with the “governors” and other political leaders. Why would Common Core involve those pesky, question-asking parents in their scheme for their children?
In their arrogance the forces in the cult of Common Core eventually reveal their true intentions. Tick, tock, Common Core, tick, tock!
Brad McQueen is a former Common Core insider and current public school teacher in Tucson, Arizona and is the author of the anti-Common Core book “The Cult of Common Core”. Connect with Brad at firstname.lastname@example.org