Bill Evers, a Great Choice by Donald Trump

Sep 21, 2016 by

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“Bill Evers, a Great Choice by Donald Trump”

By Donna Garner

9.20.16

 

 

9.20.16 – Breitbart

 

http://www.educationviews.org/common-core-critic-bill-evers-named-donald-trumps-transition-team/

 

[COMMENTS BY DONNA GARNER:  I have followed for many years the excellent work of Dr. Bill Evers, and Donald Trump has made a brilliant choice in choosing Evers to be a part of the education transition team. Dr. Evers is totally opposed to the Common Core and its many tentacles.  He recognizes quality research, wants to limit the role of the federal government over education issues, and recognizes that the federal government is legally bound to stay out of local curriculum and testing decisions.

 

Dr. Evers is insightful enough and courageous enough to have discredited publicly David Coleman’s role as the architect of the Common Core and now as the president of the College Board. 

 

“The new leadership of the College Board by David Coleman, one of the common core’s chief architects, is being used to corral Catholic schools, other private schools, and home-schooling parents into the cartel. The proponents of the common core have now established a clearinghouse for authorized teaching materials to try to close off any remaining possible avenue of escaping the cartel.”

 

I believe Dr. Evers will be a clear voice of reason and will give Donald Trump skilled and insightful direction. – Donna Garner]

 

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“Common Core Critic Bill Evers Named to Donald Trump’s Transition Team”

By Dr. Susan Berry

 

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/09/20/common-core-critic-bill-evers-named-donald-trumps-transition-team/

 

GOP nominee Donald Trump has named noted Common Core critic Williamson (Bill) Evers to his presidential transition team, Education Week reports.

Evers, a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, served as both an advisor and an assistant U.S. Secretary of Education under President George W. Bush. He also was named by both former California governors Pete Wilson and Arnold Schwarzenegger to serve on commissions that evaluate and recommend academic standards.

In January of 2015, Evers penned an op-ed for Education Week in which he denounced the Common Core State Standards:

 

[I]ncreasingly, parents and taxpayers view the public schools as an unresponsive bureaucracy carrying out edicts from distant capitals. Today, we are dealing with a deteriorating situation in a declining institution, namely widespread ineffective instruction in the public schools.

The common core’s designers have taken the existing bureaucracy and increased its centralization and uniformity. By creating the common-core content standards behind closed doors, the authors increased the alienation of the public from schools as institutions worthy of loyalty. The general public had no voice in creating or adopting the common core.

The common core’s promoters are endeavoring to suppress competitive federalism. The common core’s rules and its curriculum guidance are the governing rules of a cartel. The common core’s promoters and their federal facilitators wanted a cartel that would override competitive federalism and shut down the curriculum alternatives that federalism would allow.

 

The new common-core-aligned tests, whose development was supported with federal funds, function to police the cartel. All long-lasting cartels must have a mechanism for policing and punishing those seen as shirkers and chiselers, or, in other words, those who want to escape the cartel’s strictures or who want increased flexibility so they can succeed.

The new leadership of the College Board by David Coleman, one of the common core’s chief architects, is being used to corral Catholic schools, other private schools, and home-schooling parents into the cartel. The proponents of the common core have now established a clearinghouse for authorized teaching materials to try to close off any remaining possible avenue of escaping the cartel.

Additionally, as Breitbart News reported, Evers sounded an alarm about California’s leftwing K-12 curriculum. Writing at the Orange County Register, he observed the new framework “is filled with present-minded paraphrases of the uplifting rhetoric of the Progressives of early 20th-century America.” He noted as well, however, that missing in the leftwing curriculum are other facts about the Progressive movement, such as their “devotion to eugenics and their opposition to African Americans getting an academic education.”

 

Source: Common Core Critic Bill Evers Named to Donald Trump’s Transition Team – Breitbart

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3 Comments

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    Karen Bracken

    I like Dr. Evers for the most part but he has been supportive of Charters in the past and anyone that truly knows the score cannot be opposed to Common Core yet supportive of Charters. I think Mr. Trump should be creating a team to shut down the US Dept of Education not a transition team on education. It should be a transition team to dismantle the department. That is what he promised. Now we need to hold him to it.

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    Teacher

    You have to be kidding. Already a broken promise he said he would get rid of the department of ed but of course way back he said he would keep it for coordination so he fully intends to keep the federal agenda I mean why would you appt Somebody if you’re supposed to get rid of the whole department? This man is a fraud

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    Now if Trump would also hire Robert Holland and Donna Garner, we’d be sure that he was on the right track with fixing our educational system!

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