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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Common Core test book brainwashes kids into opposing ‘big box’ stores -

Common Core test book brainwashes kids into opposing ‘big box’ stores - EAGnews.org powered by Education Action Group Foundation, Inc.

NEW YORK – Many people see the value of so-called big box stores like Walmart or Home Depot: low prices and numerous items under one roof.

megamartBut the providers of sample Common Core-aligned tests see a more sinister agenda.
And they want students to learn about that while they’re preparing for the new assessments.
“Show What You Know on the Common Core” is a book published by Show What You Know Publishing. The Grade 6 student workbook features a fictitious article on “Megamart,” a seemingly fictitious chain (that turns out to actually exist) that wants to construct a store, supposedly in Florida.
“Mayor Ric Bass” of the unnamed town supports the store, according to the article. But many residents don’t, and one was so upset that he was injured at a city meeting where the matter was discussed. Eek!
Students then read a similarly fictitious letter to the editor in which the owner of a local store berates “Megamart.”
“The mayor admitted that Megamart is infamous for closing small businesses where it goes,” the writer, Lucidia James Pickett, states. “Local entrepreneurs cannot compete with the low prices of Megamart, and they will have to move their stores elsewhere to keep their sales up and their businesses running.”

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