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[Susan notes: Facebook shares on the "28 questions" is about to hit 900. Thanks to all who helped out here. In reality, this is so pitiful. When will we provoke 100,000 teachers to speak out? We MUST do this.]

Published in Addison County Independent

To the editor

Re: Common Core education standards leave many with unanswered questions,

I invite people who care about public education in Vermont to read my "28 questions about the Common Core"--addressed to the governor, the education secretary, the state board of ed, and members of legislative ed committees. In short, the Common Core State [sic] Standards are corporate, top-down educational imperatives brought to Vermont villages and towns by money provided by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and political muscle provided by the Obama administration. Unlike our historical approach to developing standards, there was NO public discussion.

28 Questions About the Common Core

The Secretary of Ed responded here:

With Help from Bill Gates Beneficiaries, Vermont Secretary of Education Provides Boilerplate Reply to 28 Questions About the Common Core

Susan Ohanian

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