As many educators and parents have noted, Exxon’s CEO Rex Tillerson is a fervent advocate of the Common Core standards. He thinks our schools are turning out “defective products,” something that Exxon would never do.
Mercedes Schneider weighed in here. She says that the Fortune article demonstrated that Common Core is a corporate tool meant to produce compliant workers.
CCSS is hugely controversial, if for no other reason than its rushed-and-hushed creation. And surely one must wonder about the motives behind Gates’ continued push of what is little more than a Gates latest-and-greatest pet project.
Had CCSS been developed and implemented with sense– one grade level at a time, openly, and prior to any formal state adoption– the “hugely controversial” component would have been quelled.
Mercedes wonders why the big corporate chieftains didn’t ask for evidence before they swallowed CCSS whole.
California parent Joan Davidson thinks that Exxon should clean up its own mess before telling the nation’s teachers how to do their job.
hi- read with interest your blog re: Exxon Mobil and Leave our children alone.
Exxon Mobil needs to take care of the Torrance, CA plant that THREATENS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF LOCAL RESIDENTS AND ESPECIALLY SCHOOLS AND that has had so many explosions it is now being investigated by the EPA–finally.
The plant exploded last February and if the blast had hit the illegal Hydrofluric Acid tank we would not be here today.
We just had a big community meeting about the real threat it poses. Of course, Exxon has raised its gas prices here as a prize for Ca
SO EXXON TAKE CARE OF YOUR BUSINESS BEFORE YOU TRY AND TAKE CARE OF EDUCATION!