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2016 Runny “Eggs and Issues” Forum [VIDEO]

Last month, the NC Big Ed Complex’s NC Public School Forum held their “Eggs and Issues” Forum. I translated their “wish list” back in January, but now the video is out.

Last year, it was pushing more Common Core and they did more of that this year. Of significance this year, expect everything to track back to “race” via “Disparate impact”.

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Dispatches From The Big Ed Complex: Per Pupil Spending Narrative Returns

In the most recent NC Public School Forum (NCPSF) newsletter was a partial reprint of an article at Washington Post about per pupil spending.

The ‘per pupil spending’ narrative has returned. More money, it’s always the answer! No. No it’s not.

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Public School Forum Announces 2016 “Issues”

The Public School Forum of NC (PSFNC) held their second annual “Eggs and Issues” forum last week. NCSPIN was there, but the video isn’t available yet.

Yes, there were actually eggs (and bacon!) served. The event was held at the crack of dawn, in the middle of the week at Marbles Kids museum downtown again. This made it impossible for a parent to attend but perfect for business people. That’s by design I suspect.

At the forum, the president and executive director. Keith Poston. announced the top ten “issues” that PSFNC will focus on in 2016.

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Another House In the Common Core Potemkin Village: Hope Street Group

Over the course of the last three and a half years, I’ve come across more ‘education non-profits’ tied to Common Core than one can imagine. This sea of non-profit organizations all seem to have their roots in a core set of financial backers : Gates, Hewlitt, Walton, Lumina, Carnegie and many more.

A potemkin village of support for Common Core has been erected using this sea of non-profits as education reform astroturf. The Common Core Potemkin Village has a McMansion I missed previously.

This McMansion is Hope Street Group and they’ve recently invaded North Carolina… all with the Blessing of CCSSO President and NC Superintendent, Dr. June Atkinson. The NCAE is also falling over themselves to welcome this group…

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NC Public School Forum ‘Eggs and Issues’ – Pushing Common Core

Last month the NC Public School Forum hosted an event called ‘Eggs and Issues’, which covered education topics.

NC SPIN did a special taping of the event.

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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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