At the GE Foundation’s Summer Business and Education Summit in Orlando, 150 business executives heard former Florida Governor Jeb Bush strongly endorse the Common Core State Standards. He predicted that when they are fully implemented, everyone would see what a disaster American education is. This, one assumes, will facilitate his agenda of getting rid of public education and replacing it with vouchers, charter schools, for-profit charter schools, for-profit online education, and anything else that fertile entrepreneurs can dream up. Bush promised there would be a rude awakening, which clearly made him happy.
As you read this account, you see FUD playing out right before your very eyes.
Meanwhile the business executives, as usual, complained that they can never fill any of the millions of jobs they have available because they can’t find skilled workers. So, of course, they outsource those jobs to China and India where they can find skilled workers willing to work for far less than American workers.