In doing research on the groups that support the common core state standards, it has become obvious that so many are being kept afloat by money coming from just a few key sources. There may be many parts to this ccss snake, but they all seem connected to the same head. Recently I have noticed more pro-common core sites and twitter accounts. One in particular seemed to have no connection to the head. The twitter account is a new Connecticut pro-ccss site that also uses an image from the official ccss site. I did write to them to tell them the image was copyrighted, we’ll see if they take it down 🙂
Here is the twitter account: https://twitter.com/CTforCore
I also noticed a new pro-ccss Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/CTforCommonCore
They both happened to be created on the same day.
Hmmm….same image on the top. So I did a google search for the image, a little tough because I had to take the image and just crop out the middle without the stolen copyrighted image that appears on the side. I found the image here: http://ctedreform.org/
That would be the site for the CT Council for Education Reform who already has a twitter account ( https://twitter.com/CTedreform ) and a Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/CTedreform ).
There is no evidence that they are connected other than using the same image and being connected on twitter as followers and CTforthecore started their account by retweeting a ctedreform tweet. But it makes me wonder how many organizations will re-create themselves with additional websites and twitter accounts to make it appear as though support for ccss is building.