Anthony Cody has discovered that there are many organizations that have published a list of “myths and facts” about Common Core standards.

There seems to be a concerted effort to convince educators and the public that the standards were written by educators, or by the states, or by a huge collaboration of educators and administrators and governors, all working together.

As Cody shows, there was not a single educator included in the writing of the standards. Educators were brought in to review the first draft, not to participate in writing it.

The purveyors of “myths and facts” seldom mention the involvement of major corporations and the testing industry. Representatives of both were at the drafting table from the get-go.