Why Is Exxon Mobil So Aggressive in Promoting Common Core?

Diane Ravitch's blog

It has become clear that the nation’s biggest corporations are avid supporters of the Common Core State Standards.

None has been more aggressive in supporting Common Core than Exxon Mobil.

Although normally you would expect to see ads from this company promoting the virtue of their products, they have invested large sums in promoting Common Core on television, YouTube, and news print.

In this discussion with Tom Brokaw, the CEO of Exxon Mobil says that we need CCSS so we can compare states, but that is what NAEP does.

Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil, wrote to Governor Corbett and top legislators in Pennsylvania, warning them to stop the delay on the Common Core.

I don’t understand this. I googled Exxon Mobil and Common Core, and got over 40,000 hits.

Has anyone seen a statement in which Exxon Mobil executives have shown any genuine knowledge of the…

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