Regarding the Sept. 21 news article “ Panel starts evaluating Common Core”: And there we have it. It did not take long in reading about the standards committee revving up its engines for the real reason for the change in education standards to jump off the page with the subtlety of a foreign object in a punchbowl. Here it is: “11-member volunteer commission appoints as its consultants for clues ...”
Once again, consultants, those of the same ilk who brought us Common Core in the first place, are going to be feeding at the trough of public education. Why in the world with a DPI full of overpaid educrats, a state full of teachers and a university system full of teacher-training ivory towers would there be any need to pay consultants? There is nothing that these consultants know that classroom teachers don’t know a thousand times better, but yet we are going pay consultants to redo the redo of the redo.
Consultants have no ownership. They do their job, wow the under-qualified and unintelligent who hired them and then move on to their next gigs. I wonder how many cronies will be hired? I doubt even Common Core provides the math tools for that one.