Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Hey, You, Leave Them Kids Alone - Carol Burris Takes Exon Chief to the Woodshed -

...our children are not products for your purchase. You, and the captains of industry (or whatever you call yourselves this century),
are not “the customers.” School is not a training camp to work on oilrigs, to pump gas or design lubricants. There is just enough democracy left to make students know they have choices, and more than enough parental commonsense left to know that community control of schools is slipping away.

.......Dear Mr. Tillerson of ExxonMobil: ‘Please leave our children alone’
Mr Rex Tillerson from Exxon Mobil thinks your children are "defective products" that need the Common Core. I don't so I decided to write him a note. Please read and share.Leave a comment. ...
Carol Burris at WAPO, replies to remarks Rex Tillerson made about public schools in a Fortune magazine story on the Common Core  entitled, “Business Gets Schooled,” in which author Peter Elkind chronicles in detail the involvement of big business in the development of the Common Core State Standards, as well as the lengths to which prominent individuals, including Bill Gates, have gone to sell the Common Core to politicians and the public. In Elkind’s story, Tillerson emerges as a new character in the Common Core battle, one who threatens politicians who do not support the Common Core.
....our children are not products for your purchase. You, and the captains of industry (or whatever you call yourselves this century), are not “the customers.” School is not a training camp to work on oilrigs, to pump gas or design lubricants. 


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2015/12/29/dear-mr-tillerson-of-exxonmobil-please-leave-our-children-alone/

1 comment:

  1. I read the Forbes article. Tillerson was so pro Common Core that he withheld political donations from anti-CC politicians, even if they were pro-gas and oil. He also wanted to only hire employees from CC states.

    I can't believe that they think that they have so much power. BTW, he had to walk back the political donation thing.

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