Mississippi PEP

BY: Joy Pullman

Only Common Core supporters are surprised that one of the central promises they made isn’t coming true: The New York Times reports states are labeling the same test scores in wildly varying ways despite using the same Common Core tests. In other words, what counts as proficient in Ohio still doesn’t count as proficient in Massachusetts, despite federal officials having bribed both into using the same tests using that exact promise to justify their meddling.

“This was exactly the problem that a lot of policy makers and educators were trying to solve,” Karen Nussle, executive director of a Gates Foundation-Funded Common Core PR shop, told the NYT. Imagine that! Billions of dollars later, hundreds of thousands of classrooms disrupted, and millions of children affected, and we still haven’t solved a problem that provided one of the central justifications for doing all this in the first place.

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