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Pearson Is Everywhere: PARCC Contract Stays Alive In New Mexico

Welcome back to Pearson is Everywhere.

Today, we have an update on the lawsuit filed by American Institutes for Research (AIR) against New Mexico that claimed there was bid rigging involved with the award of the Common Core testing contract to Pearson. Continue reading

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Pearson Is Everywhere: New Mexico Bid-Rigging Lawsuit Is Still On

Welcome back to Pearson Is Everywhere!

Last time, we looked at Pearson’s spying on students on Social Media and how Colorado is trying to protect ‘student data privacy’ in Colorado — from groups like Pearson.

Today, we’re reminded by Truth In American Education that the bid-rigging lawsuit filed in New Mexico is still going on.

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#DM7 Article: Down The Rabbit Hole With Lamar Alexander

This is a reposting of my weekly Da Tech Guy article: Down The Rabbit Hole With Lamar Alexander By A.P. Dillon With the ESEA Reauthorization looming, Sen. Lamar Alexander has been a central figure. A colleague of mine recently sent me this … Continue reading

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NC Public Schools Forum Cites Common Core Tied Group On Skill Gaps

In my inbox, the narrative that the U.S. and NC are behind the world continues to rage.
Common Core peddling NC Public Schools Forum had this update (down below) in it’s most recent newsletter.

Note that American Institutes for Research (AIR) stands to gain a lot financially with the continued push of Common Core. They are deep into the testing side of Common Core, which has been highly lucrative for SBAC, PARCC and Pearson.

Funny how a Vice President from AIR is now in charge of reviewing NCLB waivers. Keep that in mind when you read what AIR says about the states having control over their own standards being ‘fundamentally flawed’. I smell a NCLB trap for states trying to get out of Common Core.

Oh yeah — AIR has also received over $37 million from the Bill Gates Foundation.

Here’s the update:

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