FOM Friday: ‘KnowledgeWorks’ or Knowledge Quirks?

Lots of interesting history in this article and understanding common core and how it came about and how governors and the feds are running everything when it comes to education. This is a MUST READ!!!!

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It's Friday, you know what that means! Time to measure what's truth, what's fallacy/fib or what's in between. It’s Friday, you know what that means! Time to measure what’s truth, what’s fallacy/fib or what’s in between.

This past Tuesday, I wrote about the CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers) and their “lab states” for Common Core. Well, thanks to an avid Common Core Diva reader from AZ, I was pointed to even more that falls under the realm of the CCSSO.  So, let’s get the Meter ready…

“KnowledgeWorks”

This arm of the CCSSO has been around since 2005. It’s the educational vision caster for the Council. From what I read, it should qualify for science fiction, that is, if all of this  education reform were a joke.

KW, as I’ll refer to them from here on, uses the collective results of all the Innovation Lab Network research. From their 2013 report “Recombinant Education: Regenerating the Learning Ecosystem” here are their 5 goals for the future of education:

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