What a campaign against American education the College Board has launched. I saw this in yesterday’s NY Times: “Tourists trying to figure out how to reach the capital’s monuments and museums on Wednesday found something on the National Mall that was not on their maps: 857 student desks arrayed near the Washington Monument. Each desk represents one of the 857 students who drop out of high school in the United States every single hour, every single school day, according to the College Board, which arranged the display to underline its effort to urge presidential candidates to put education at the top of their to-do lists… The effort is part of the College Board’s “Don’t Forget Ed!” campaign, the organization’s first venture into the world of politics.”

First venture into the world of politics… pffft… who are they kidding?

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/education/857-desks-call-attention-to-dropout-problem.html?_r=1&ref=education

Shame…

Diane Ravitch's blog

I opened up my New York Times and was surprised to find a full-page ad sponsored by the College Board attacking American education.

The ad showed a graphic in which “national security,” “jobs,” “healthcare,” and the “economy” rest upon a base of “education,” but the base is cracking.

The ad says: “Our future depends on the strength of our education system. But that system is crumbling.”

The ad then says “Help make education a higher priority in the presidential campaign. Go to DontForgetEd.org,” a website with very little content.

Why is the College Board spreading lies about our education system?

Who is paying for these ads?

Is the College Board mounting this campaign because David Coleman, the architect of the Common Core standards, is about to become its president?

What is their purpose other than to defame our nation’s hard-working educators?

If any readers can find a way to start…

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