Robert Barkley

Robert Barkley, Jr., retired Executive Director, Ohio Education Association, thirty-five year veteran of National Education Association and NEA affiliate staff work, author of many publications on education reform and labor/management. Email: rbarkle [at]

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The latest US educational standards were developed largely by the Gates Foundation. (Photograph: Juice Images/Alamy) Views
Thursday, April 17, 2014
The Hollow Center of Common Core
The hullabaloo over the Common Core State Standards might lead you to think that poor standards have been the central problem in education. Consider the possibility that those peddling that idea don’t have a clue. And consider the possibility that, sadly, many educators have bought what the...
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