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Common Core PARCC Test Consortium in ‘Death Spiral,’ Boston Globe Admits

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is one of two federally funded interstate test consortia that have been developing tests aligned with the controversial Common Core standards. But there is no official information about who selected the individuals to write the Common Core standards. None of the writers of the math and English Language Arts standards have ever taught math, English, or reading at the K-12 level.

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Jeb Bush Foundation Donor, Pearson Publishing, Admits to Spying on Kids

The British-based publishing company, Pearson—who happens to be one of the biggest publishers of books on education on the planet, and has “crafted” Common Core education testing, not to mention being one of the largest donors to former Governor Jeb Bush’s education foundation—has admitted to spying on students.

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CNBC: Common Core a Cash Cow to Corporations

Hundreds of millions of dollars have already been paid to corporations like Pearson, McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Scholastic, and Apple since 2012 in contracts related to the controversial Common Core standards.