1) The $650 million (“i3) grant competition awarded up to $50 million to each of 49 recipients in 2010.
2) On the NAEP in economics, 43% of high schoolers scored at the “proficient” level or above. The breakdown: 53% of whites, 26% of Hispanics, and 17% of blacks.
3) Overall, $595.1 billion was spent on pre-K-12 education for some 48 million students in 201l; $522.1 billion went to daily operating expenses.
4) An AFT survey finds that 57% of teachers think their districts are prepared to implement the Common Core Standards, but 72% say they haven’t received any resources or training to successfully teacher them.
5) Bill Gates has donated $150 million to the Common Core Standards initiative, despite it’s supposedly being publicly driven.
6) In 2012, more than 10,000 public schools had an expanded schedule with mostly elementary and middle schools adding 2 to 3 hours a day.