No…ESSA will NOT remove Common Core

Do not be fooled by the “spin” coming from those who say the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (ESSA) will prevent the Feds from mandating Common Core. Remember, Common Core was never mandated to begin with. Yet it’s in every state in the U.S.

It was implemented through bribery (Race to the Top Grants) and coercion (No Child Left Behind waivers). That’s how the U.S. government works under the Obama administration. Corruption through grants and waivers……

According to Emma Vadehra, Chief of Staff, US Dept of Education, this bill will embed “college and career ready standards” or as we know, Common Core©. They do not expect any states to get away from the standards. It also solidifies the Department’s plans for full preK expansion. It was also stated that the preK grants were significant in moving the ball and that states are on the hook financially as well. The DoE is giddy with excitement at the impending passage of ESSA.