Even a basic examination of government documents and federally funded model curriculum for the National Head Start Standards (the “baby Common Core”) and the Common Core English Language Arts Standards reveals evidence that the plan for the standards and assessments is to teach, test, and monitor far more than academic knowledge.
Rather, there is abundant evidence that the effort is to teach social values, whether they are in line with family values or not; monitor them under the guise of “socio-emotional health;” and record them in the mandatory state longitudinal databases that are shared with the federal government, outside researchers, and corporations.
This data will follow students throughout their lives. How well teachers ingrain these psychological attitudes into their students will be monitored and measured throughout their careers by the outcomes of the high stakes testing associated with Common Core that will determine teacher pay and tenure.
LINK TO PEARSON’S TRACKING: Form BASC-2 Behavior and Emotional Screening System
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