The folks over at Choice Media TV put together a very productive discussion about Common Core. Check it out!
It features the following participants:
- Andy Rotherham, Bellwether Education Partners
- Neal McCluskey, Cato Institute
- Checker Finn, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
- Rick Hess, American Enterprise Institute
- Patricia Levesque, Foundation for Excellence in Education
- Jay Greene, University of Arkansas, Department of Education Reform
Hardly a surprise that Patricia Levesque is a CCSS supporter. Look at the funding for the “Foundation for Excellence in Education” =>
The Foundation for Excellence in Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan organization, focused on K-12 education reform, state-by-state.
Our work is funded through the generous support of the following philanthropies:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Broad Foundation
Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation
The Kovner Foundation
Susan & Bill Oberndorf Foundation
Walton Family Foundation
How come not one of the six debaters is an expert in either mathematics or English language arts? Why can’t the media and the foundations that support the organizations represented by 5 of the 6 individuals in this “debate” insist that the debaters include experts in at least mathematics and science? Sandra Stotsky
Good point, Sandy. I make no claim to be an expert on the content of math and ELA standards. But who is interviewed is the responsibility of the media — in this case Choice Media TV — not the people being asked for an interview.