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Gates Foundation admits Common Core was a mistake

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It's equal parts tragic and hilarious to watch history prove conservatives right over and over and over. Republican's warned against Social Security in the 1930's - history has proven them right. Republican's warned against Medicare & Medicaid in the 1960's - history has proven them right. Republican's warned against Obamacare in 2010 - history has proven them right. What is scary is that with each unconstitutional idiot liberal socialist bill, the Republican warning is being proven correct sooner and sooner. It took about 50 years to be proven right on Social Security. It took about 30 years to be proven correct on Medicare & Medicaid. And it took less than 2 years to be proven correct on Obamacare. And during all of this of course, conservatives warned against Common Core....

Sound familiar?

After spending several billion dollars attempting to reform public education over nearly 20 years, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is saying that, oops, the job is harder than its leaders had thought.

Gates Foundation chief admits Common Core mistakes
 

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Reading comprehension fail, retard.

The Gates Foundation did NOT say Common Core is a mistake.

They said they underestimated how difficult it would be to change the system over to Common Core.

Read your own link, idiot.
 

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No federal dollars were spent developing Common Core.

State participation in Common Core is voluntary, and all the red states, save one or two, VOLUNTARILY enacted it. At the state level. Before the federal government got involved.

The federal government then added Common Core to the approved list of educational systems which receive federal funding.

States have been receiving federal funding for education for decades. This is nothing new. And it doesn't mean the federal government had anything to do with the development of Common Core.
 

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We need to educate our kids for the jobs of tomorrow. Our educational system was not up to that task, and a radical overhaul was needed.

The day's of growing up to work in the same factory as your daddy are long gone.
 

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quoting an old song .. "see how they run like pigs from a gun"

aint that right p@rky ?
 
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Reading comprehension fail, retard.

The Gates Foundation did NOT say Common Core is a mistake.

They said they underestimated how difficult it would be to change the system over to Common Core.

Read your own link, idiot.
They didn't say it was a "mistake" they said they "underestimated how difficult it would be". So what is that, if not a mistake jack-ass? The flawless execution of their plans? You continue to take stupidity to unprecedented levels... :eusa_doh:
 

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We need to educate our kids for the jobs of tomorrow. Our educational system was not up to that task, and a radical overhaul was needed.

Agreed, but Comom Core is not the answer
 
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We need to educate our kids for the jobs of tomorrow. Our educational system was not up to that task, and a radical overhaul was needed.

The day's of growing up to work in the same factory as your daddy are long gone.
Hey libtard....they are not "our" kids. My children are my children. You neighbors children are your neighbor's children. No women would ever mate with you, so you have no children. Stop playing Melissa Harris-Perry.

We'll decide for ourselves the educational needs of our children. If you ever adopt (and I doubt anyone would trust you with a child), you can decide for your own adopted children that they system is not up to task.

You're appalling arrogance is matched only by your appalling ignorance.
 

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Reading comprehension fail, retard.

The Gates Foundation did NOT say Common Core is a mistake.

They said they underestimated how difficult it would be to change the system over to Common Core.

Read your own link, idiot.
They didn't say it was a "mistake" they said they "underestimated how difficult it would be". So what is that, if not a mistake jack-ass? The flawless execution of their plans? You continue to take stupidity to unprecedented levels... :eusa_doh:


so this is what it IS ..

a mistake is admitting failure

admitting to underestimating difficulty can ONLY mean that .... difficulty was underestimated ... aka it was harder than expected


however your stupidity is sorely "misunderestimated"
 
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Reading comprehension fail, retard.

The Gates Foundation did NOT say Common Core is a mistake.

They said they underestimated how difficult it would be to change the system over to Common Core.

Read your own link, idiot.
They didn't say it was a "mistake" they said they "underestimated how difficult it would be". So what is that, if not a mistake jack-ass? The flawless execution of their plans? You continue to take stupidity to unprecedented levels... :eusa_doh:


so this is what it IS ..

a mistake is admitting failure

admitting to underestimating difficulty can ONLY mean that .... difficulty was underestimated ... aka it was harder than expected
however your stupidity is sorely "misunderestimated"

So if you underestimated something - you have made a mistake. Go tell your manager that you underestimated the timeline on a project, or the budget on a project, or anything else. You know what he or she will do? They will discuss your mistake.

It's astounding that words have no meaning to libtards. They will try to reword, redefine, or rewrite anything from the U.S. Constitution to an acknowledgment of a mistake by the Gates Foundation.
 

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If you are unaware, corporations tell the education system what they want and need from public education, and have for many, many years...............
 
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If you are unaware, corporations tell the education system what they want and need from public education, and have for many, many years...............
No. They don't. Really. At least, not where I live. Corporations have no business telling our education system anything. If Bill Gates feels that people coming out of school didn't have the skillets he wanted and needed for Microsoft, he had a $4 billion "war chest" that Microsoft sat on that he could have used to train those people.

It's hilarious to listen to the left cry about "corporate welfare" and then when it suits their liberal agenda, they support corporate welfare. Every single business is responsible for training their own people. And they have plenty of money to do it.
 

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Reading comprehension wasn't the OP's fail. It was, among other things, faulty logic, and false comparisons not supported by the link .... well comprehension too.

Maybe Gates is onto something. LOL
 

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If you are unaware, corporations tell the education system what they want and need from public education, and have for many, many years...............
No. They don't. Really. At least, not where I live. Corporations have no business telling our education system anything. If Bill Gates feels that people coming out of school didn't have the skillets he wanted and needed for Microsoft, he had a $4 billion "war chest" that Microsoft sat on that he could have used to train those people.

It's hilarious to listen to the left cry about "corporate welfare" and then when it suits their liberal agenda, they support corporate welfare. Every single business is responsible for training their own people. And they have plenty of money to do it.
Education-related decisions by officials at all levels of government may be influenced by varied concerns. The U.S. recession of the early 1980s and pressures created by global competitiveness heightened the public’s economic concerns, and in particular, those of business leaders. Some influential leaders who view education as the key to a stronger economic future have promoted new accountability initiatives and provided incentives to stimulate improvements in schools.

Similarly, corporations and their representatives have become involved in influencing education policy at local, state, and federal levels, in their pursuit of employees who possess the skills and knowledge needed by a productive workforce. Individually and through organizations such as the Business Roundtable, businesses offer advice to elected officials regarding educational policies.
http://www.nap.edu/read/10023/chapter/9#72
 

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Instead of CRYING, WHINING, and throwing your little HISSY fits, surrender your earning potential, take a pittance salary, become a teacher, take the blame and help fix things. Otherwise quit your cry baby garbage. You don't like common core that's fine. Since you are a whiny widdle expert, tell us all what is to be done to fix everything.
 

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No federal dollars were spent developing Common Core.

State participation in Common Core is voluntary, and all the red states, save one or two, VOLUNTARILY enacted it. At the state level. Before the federal government got involved.

The federal government then added Common Core to the approved list of educational systems which receive federal funding.

States have been receiving federal funding for education for decades. This is nothing new. And it doesn't mean the federal government had anything to do with the development of Common Core.

From the outset of the Obama administration, officials talked about a need for national standards, and under the mammoth 2009 “stimulus” they got a lever by which to push that: the $4.35 billion Race to the Top program. To fully compete for Race to the Top money states had to adopt standards common to multiple states, and only one set of standards fully met the definition: the Common Core.

In a government with a $20 debt, it's what they do. They just throw money at the world so that everyone does as the US federal government wants them to do.
 

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Yup, the crybabies who are too scared to give up a living wage and teach cried for national stastandards, more testing, etc. Now we have this mess and the blood is on your hands. It is YOUR fault. You are guilty as charged.​
 
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Similarly, corporations and their representatives have become involved in influencing education policy at local, state, and federal levels, in their pursuit of employees who possess the skills and knowledge needed by a productive workforce.

I thought you hated corporate welfare??? Corporations can pay to train their own employees for what they need. Microsoft certainly could with their $4 billion "war chest".
 

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Similarly, corporations and their representatives have become involved in influencing education policy at local, state, and federal levels, in their pursuit of employees who possess the skills and knowledge needed by a productive workforce.

I thought you hated corporate welfare??? Corporations can pay to train their own employees for what they need. Microsoft certainly could with their $4 billion "war chest".
I do, yet I am not in a position to deny them........The corporations want what they want....One thing they don't want is to have to train employees...CEO's have decided they need more stock options and large amounts of cash for what they don't do.....
 

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