The executive editor of The Federalist says promoters of the Common Core standards promised that the initiative would improve education – now she claims that's a promise that's been broken.
In a recent article, Joy Pullman says nine years after the Obama administration "lured" states into adopting the Common Core with Race to the Top funding, it's "been a proven scam." In her article – entitled "9 Years Into Common Core, Test Scores Are Down, Indoctrination Up" – Pullman accuses that administration of using a $4 billion "money pot" to bribe states into the educational initiative.
Jane Robbins, senior fellow with the American Principles Project, says Core promoters were told from the start the Core couldn't work.
"Whether it was just ideological on their part or ... the fact [a lot of them] were going to make a lot of money out of Common Core – but for whatever motivation, it was clearly a scam," she tells OneNewsNow.
Because it's been nine years, Robbins says high schoolers reaching the upper grade levels have had the Core for most of their education. "... They're the ones who are now taking the college entrance exams – and their scores are worse and their college readiness level is worse. There is nothing good happening because of Common Core."
Pullman writes that despite costing billions of dollars, Common Core has shown no overall benefit to children, teachers, families, or taxpayers. In fact, she states that students subjected to the Core standards are now "increasingly less prepared" for the challenges of the 21st century.