Criticize Common Core in AZ, and Dept of Ed Official Might Call You a “F***tard”

Arizona Board of Education attacks teacher for criticizing Common Core. One comment about the use of our children for ‘educational’ profit-making states: “As bad as it is for teachers, it is so much worse for the students who are getting cheated out of a quality education while having extensive data about themselves passed around, traded, & sold to what end we truly do know not.”

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In September 2013, the Arizona Daily Star noted that then-Governor Jan Brewer “ordered state agencies to stop using the term ‘Common Core’ when referring to the new education standards, in response to hostility from critics over what they see as a federal intrusion.”

The Daily Star article continues:

In an executive order, the governor said she was “reaffirming Arizona’s right to set education policy.” Her order spells out “no standards or curriculum shall be imposed on Arizona by the federal government.”

But it concedes the standards adopted by the state Board of Education in 2010 already are being implemented. And Brewer herself referred to them as Common Core in her State of the State speech and her budget request to the Legislature.

Press aide Andrew Wilder said the order changes nothing except the name, which going forward will be “Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards.’’

Brewer’s decision was arguably a…

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