The Los Angeles Times just ran a very good article concerning the failure of a number of education programs that have received massive funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The title says a lot:
This is a solidly thought out article that is worth consideration. In fact, there is only one area of this editorial that I would question. That section talks about the Common Core State Standards, saying:
“When the standards are implemented well, which isn’t easy, they ought to develop better reading, writing and thinking skills.”
The Times makes some big assumptions with this, ignoring a growing trend of data from Kentucky that says the practical potential of Common Core remains largely unproved, at best.