The BAT Anomaly
1. We oppose Common Core and fight for our unions to fight Common Core. We oppose it because it is undemocratic, expensive, discriminatory, undermines good teaching and learning and is a cash cow for powerful corporations.
2. We part company with other opponents of Common Core when they support charter schools, vouchers, school privatization, and attacks on collective bargaining.
3. Our opposition to Common Core is integral to our identity. But so is our opposition to School Closings, VAM, Charter School Favoritism, attacks on collective bargaining and teacher tenure, theft of teacher pensions and hiring of Teach for America temps over veteran union teachers.
~~ Professor Mark Niasson, Co-founder Badass Teachers Association