….Hitherto the plans of the educationists have achieved very little of what they attempted and indeed, when we have read them …we may well thank the beneficent obstinacy of real mothers…But the man molders of the new age will be armed with the powers of the omnipotent state and an irresistible scientific technique: we shall get at last a race of conditioners who really can cut out all posterity in what shape they please…They know how to produce conscience and decide what kind of conscience they will produce… The Abolition of Man, 1943 (from What Would the Founders Think?)
Is this the scenario with Common Core assessments and ideology of standards? Instead of "party-state" control of content, in the United States, it's "venture capitalists-state funded" control of content.
From Lessons From Abroad:
"The [Chinese] education system in the party-state is trying to lock up the minds of children, using an untenable set of ideology from Marx and Lenin to brainwash the children. If you don’t buy into that stuff, you will be given a zero score and you will fail the exam."
Question: Who sets the ideology in Common Core standards?
Answer: It's not your local school board.