Common Core Aligned: Tabtor

Common Core pushers always say that their nonsensical crap is supposed to make kids “career & college ready” (that would be 2 year community college ready, BTW, where not much more than tuition is required to get in, and there’s no evidence of careers specific to Common Core “educated” young adults that I am aware of), but in what real world instances will a young adult find a “gameified” college or career? Wouldn’t young people be better off if they could learn and apply their knowledge in a practical manner rather than needing it to be “gameified” for them first?

Lady Liberty 1885

CommonCoreAligned…to create just these kinds of tests—next-generation assessments aligned to the common core. When the tests are aligned to the common standards, the curriculum will line up as well—and that will unleash powerful market forces in the service of better teaching.” – Bill Gates, 2009 Speech To Natl. Conference of State Legislatures

The goal is to align everything so that students and the money have nowhere to go but Common Core.

Last time, we looked at Khan Academy.  Today we look at Tabtor.  You’ve likely seen ads for them on Facebook.

Who is Tabtor?
They’re a sub-company of PraZa’s Learning Inc., which raised $1 million to launch Tabtor:

PrazAs Learning Inc, the company behind Tabtor, an educational technology platform for tablet computers (currently only iPads), has raised $1 million in seed round funding from New Jersey-based SoundBoard Angel Fund, as well as Bangalore-based Aarin…

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