Once Seized, Fits All by Michael Avramovich


Once Seized,
Fits All

The Hegemony of the Common Core Educational Standards by Michael Avramovich

Albert Einstein once observed, "It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education." As more people learn about the Common Core educational standards being introduced into American schools, they are likely to echo his sentiment.

What are these standards, and why do they pose such a dire outlook for our children's education? Common Core educational standards were first launched in 2009, by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Although these organizations have official, governmental-sounding names, they are actually private groups financed primarily by the Gates Foundation (which has given $200 million towards the development of Common Core), along with other foundations and various corporations.