Impressive statements that don’t reflect the facts

Stand for Children is one of the many non-profit organizations funded by the Gates Foundation that offers a constant barrage of reasons to keep Common Core and testimony about how well it is working, but none of it ever relates to actual facts derived from actual data.


Of course, the link in the tweet made by StandforChildrenLA takes you to a statement made by a Louisiana Chief of Police about the benefits of Common Core and how it can lower crime rates. This is what SFC does. They constantly reaffirm statements like this from seemingly reputable and admirable sources. This particular statement is quoted, below, in yet another tweet.




To the average person, their messages are convincing. I mean…they quote a lot of people, and a lot of folks, that you wouldn’t expect, come out and make public statements about the benefits of Common Core…to the average person, of course. But I always tend to verify statements and facts, before sharing them, and in this case, I can’t help but wonder….if 2013-2014 was the transition year for Common Core standards, and 2014-2015 was the first year of full implementation, isn’t this statement contradicting the actual facts?

2014 Annual Crime Report.pdf