In this provocative post, Anthony Cody takes ASCD to task for its tilt toward market-based reforms and its advocacy for Common Core.

Cody notes that ASCD has received more than $3 million from the Gates Foundation to promote Common Core. That disappoints him, as he thinks that ASCD should be an organization that debates so sweeping a change as Common Core.

In its publications and conferences, says Cody, ASCD seems to be bending to one side of a ferocious debate.

I think what Anthony Cody wants is not for ASCD to be neutral or a debating club. Since there is so much money and political power on one side, pushing privatization, friends of public education cannot afford to be neutral or a debating club.