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19 September 2014 @ 10:18 am
Flimming and flamming  
This piece from Valerie Strauss' blog on The Washington Post by Carol Burris points to some of the flim-flams being employed by CCSS: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/09/17/four-common-core-flimflams/.

Flim-flam is a nice term for what these really are: lies, deliberate misdirections. Whatever label we use, it is important for us to communicate what is wrong with CCSS to as many constituent groups as possible. One state has filed potential new legislation making it illegal for educators to participate in political processes. They would be forbidden to make donations, to campaign for a candidate, and more. Corporations are people, but apparently teachers are not when it comes to influencing politics? Sigh.
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