Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The next ones to make money- Common Core tutors

Add tutors to the people who are going to make millions off the implementation of Common Core Standards.

First, you have the technology companies, which were waist-deep in creation of Common Core and made sure that it required all kinds of devices in order for schools to climb on board.

Then you have the testing and textbook companies, which are making a killing, not only with tests, but with practice tests like the Acuity tests from McGraw-Hill that the state of Missouri purchased recently.

Now today's Washington Post notes that companies plan to offer tutoring services:

What makes the curriculum changes in schools an unusually big opportunity for tutoring companies to expand their businesses is the fact that most states now will have the same standards and many will give students the same standardized tests. As a result, a company in New York, for example, can provide online services to a student in Hawaii much easier than in the past, when each state had its own standards and assessments. 

In the end, everyone profits except for the students.


Anonymous said...

Wouldn't it just be a whole lot easier to pay teachers enough to attract the best of the best and then none of this other will be needed? Why not a more simple approach? Because Big Business is now driving education. It isn't about learning and knowledge. It's about job training for entry level jobs.

Anonymous said...

It's about a bunch of suckers who are selling our civilization, children and country for a few bucks to a diabolical plan to brainwash a generation into embracing Marx's green economy, now that's change we can be oppressed by and a climate exchange bank in Chicago taxing people for basically oxygen.

Anonymous said...

I still want to know what is going to happen when the power goes out or the internet/website goes down?