You just can’t make this stuff up. A film group has made a video to explain away the ‘crazy’ claims of those who oppose Common Core. The film group is Six One Seven. The channel the video is listed on YouTube is ‘Common Core’.
The YouTube Channel profile for ‘Common Core’ states the following; emphasis is mine:
“As a group of film makers we work all the time with schools and teachers from around the country. We heard that many educators have had a tough time getting the word out about the Common Core and dispelling some of the myths that are out there. We created what we hope are fun and humorous stories to do just that.“
Apparently, their idea of fun and humorous is to mock elderly veterans by portraying them as some kind of doddering, conspiracy theory nuts.
No, not kidding. Watch:
Shorter: SHUT UP, they explained…
9/16 UPDATE: “This video is no longer available because the uploader has closed their YouTube account.” That was fast. Read about Six One Seven folding up their ‘Common Core’ account here.
I’ve already written about this once over at StopCommonCoreNC.org. There are a few other items linked there worth your time: New Common Core PR Strategy Same As Old One. Adds Ageism To Resume.
So, in trying to improve the image of a fundamentally flawed set of standards, this group has had to paint opposition in the most insulting light possible. Missouri Education Watchdog’s (MEW) article this morning on this turn of events is spot on — this Commoncore Video Supports ‘The Bad Boyfriend’ Theory. MEW also did a great job capturing the blow back on this video through the comments.
This is definitely meme worthy. Make your own.