Jamie Lee, Contributor
“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned, in present-day totalitarian states, to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and schoolteachers… Most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution…” -Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
The philosophy in the school room in one generation will become the philosophy of government in the next. — Abraham Lincoln
The two previous essays titled, The Untold History of U.S. Modern Education: The Founding Fathers and Common Core – The Business Side of the Global Education Agenda covered how the United States education system was designed and funded by the wealthy elite Robber Barron’s of the early 20th century and continue to have ever greater influence in the way our children are being educated.
The implementation of the new global education agenda uses the Common Core curriculum in public schools to get students away from traditional classroom education instruction and instead learning will come primarily from computers for their educational needs throughout our public schools. Common Core is based around “the greatest change in education in decades”, according to President Obama.
This essay, Part III, covers the global education corporation known as CORE International where big business is funneling their products and services through. Also discussed is the United Nations “Education for All” agenda.
CORE International, a privately owned corporation, works hand in glove with the United Nations and not-so-coincidentally dovetails with the same folks who are aggressively implementing their Agenda 21, TPP and ALEC plans for stated global uniformity and compliance to a one world order. CORE has been the fastest growing company in India for the past three years with over 40% growth per annum.
CORE International is already operating in over 30 country’s throughout Europe and Asia as of the end of 2013, but not more so than in the United States and England.
CORE INTERNATIONAL – Headquarters: Punjab, India. From their Annual Financial Report Introduction:
“CORE is a global end-to-end, best-of-breed education solutions provider that aims to transform the education spectrum encompassing Pre-K, K-12, Higher Education and Technical Career Education. CORE strives to improve the quality of human capital as well as the global learning ecosystem through innovation in order to produce better educational outcomes. CORE’s operations span multiple geographies globally, with its primary focus being the United States, the United Kingdom and India, and with additional operations in Asia Pacific, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
Core continued its strong growth momentum, in spite of global slowdown. During the financial year, the company’s revenue grew by an impressive 50.1% to `16,379 million ($16.3 billion), eBITDA by 60% to `6,258 million and PAT by 44% to`3,231 million.”
CORE is a global end-to-end, best-of-breed education solutions provider that aims to transform the education spectrum encompassing Pre-K, K-12, Higher Education and Technical Career Education. CORE strives to improve the quality of human capital as well as the global learning ecosystem through innovation in order to produce better educational outcomes. CORE’s operations span multiple geographies globally, with its primary focus being the United States, the United Kingdom and India, and with additional operations in Asia Pacific, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
Listed on the BSE & NSE with a market cap of about $700 million and rated The Fastest Growing IT Company in India, CORE Education and Technologies Ltd. is a CMMi Level5 & ISO 9001 certified organization, achieving substantial growth year after year:
- Founded in 2003
- Corporate Headquarters at Mumbai, India
- International Headquarters at Atlanta, GA USA and London, UK
- Global presence: Serving 12 States in India, 46 States in the US, 40 Institutions in UK, 8 African and 3 Caribbean Nations
- Approximately 1200 employees worldwide
- Exhaustive range of products and solutions spanning across all stages of education – K12, higher education and technical career training courses
CORE International was originally founded as an IT company but quickly transformed into the premier corporate vehicle for the likes of Google, Apple and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to implement a technology based learning system.
CORE International wants to control every facet of education from what teachers are hired to the biometric monitoring of students and “psycho-metric” monitoring of teachers. Testing will be graded off-site from schools as well as teacher evaluations based on how well they adopt the Common Core standards in their classrooms. Presumably, those teachers and administrators who do not adopt the CC standards would not be retained.
In nearly every business the greatest expense to the net bottom line is in human resources expense. By taking over the classroom through computer based education, teachers will become nothing more than glorified hall monitors of their students education, if big business and the global elite have their way.
Here are a few of CORE International’s educational services they already have in place in school districts across the United States:
Based in Rochester, New York. CORE CSG is a leading provider of consulting and staffing resource services to the education market. Our team of consultants also provides subject matter expertise for planning, installation, and process mapping to help school technology investments truly optimize efficiency, data capture, and ultimately improve the educational experience to the student. In addition should a school system or an Institution of higher learning desire short term and long term solution to their staffing or resource needs this division caters to that as well. Almost every department of education institutions can utilize CORE CSG staffing solutions. Our team of staffing professionals has a deep understanding of the education market as we support institutions ranging from K12 to Large Universities and Colleges. CORE CSG’s proprietary Substitute and Absence Management system provides a reliable and efficient solution to districts struggling with the logistics of maintaining the complexities of substitute screening, placement and tracking time at work.
Some of CORE’s current contracts:
- UMass Selects CORE for IT Staff Augmentation CORE Consulting & Staffing was recently named as one of the winners of the (Massachusetts) UMass IT Staff Augmentation Contract. Staffing and recruitment services will be deployed from CORE’s NYC offices at 1 Penn Plaza, further expanding the footprint of CORE growing IT staffing business.This contract encompasses 5 campus locations:
- UMass Amherst
- UMass Boston
- UMass Dartmouth
- UMass Lowell
- UMass Worcester
The multi-year contract also includes the President’s Office and Central Administration Building where CORE will be supporting the University year round.
- CORE Consulting & Staffing has secured an exciting new opportunity as one of the staffing providers that the State of Ohio uses for all IT Staff Augmentation needs. We aid in staffing such positions as Programmer, Product Specialist, Service Desk, Database Administrator and many more! This is part of our strategic growth and expansion plan as we continue to move west from our Northeastern stronghold.
- CORE Consulting & Staffing recently won a bid with the Milwaukee Public School district to staff for their fall 2013 school year. This isn’t for just a few teachers here and there; they need to hire 100 Science, Math and Special Education teachers with our help! Through our proven vetting process, we are staffing the best national talent to support this large school district of 78,000 students. Expanding the CORE Consulting & Staffing footprint to the “Brew City” is a valuable addition to our services reach.
Our turn-key solution provides your organization with an efficient, hassle-free computer installation. CORE ATG will manage the ordering of your systems to insure you receive exactly what your organization requires. We will receive your products at our warehouse for storage until the installation date, and prepare your systems to your specifications with our imaging and etching services. When they are ready, CORE ATG will deliver the systems to your site with our fleet of vehicles and certified computer technicians, de-install and manage the recycling of your retired systems, and install and set up your new systems all during the same day.
Offices co-located with the CORE ECS corporate headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. CORE ESG has established itself as a knowledgeable and experienced leader in education, generating a reputation as a true partner. CORE ESG’s initiatives range from research-based instructional materials for challenged learners – to groundbreaking innovations in diagnostic assessment, representing the very latest in psychometric applications.CORE ESG is a leading provider of assessment, intervention and special education solutions for some of the largest and most complex school systems in the US. Utilizing the cloud-based Assessment Center platform, CORE ESG offers district and states school systems the capability to administer state or Common Core aligned formative assessments, diagnostic screeners for reading and algebra readiness, cognitive growth measurement of individual students over time and response to intervention programs.
edMastery is intended for districts and schools looking to design their instructional platform and assessment program from the ground up. As such, it is a very flexible and customizable platform for basic assessment and implementation – and can be used for instructional management and a viariety of assessment applications. Do you have needs for accreditation surveys for staff and faculty, workforce certification assessments or college readiness tests?
How fast can your teachers react to an emergency? Every second counts. Timely help for teachers is critical to resolving both small matters and life-threatening crises. The SAFE System™ provides the necessary information using Audio Enhancement’s patented infrared classroom audio system. Issues can be contained before they escalate into major incidents.The combination of Audio Enhancement and the SAFE System allows Superintendents to realize their objectives of ensuring academic achievement and student safety.
Schools of all sizes across the country are successfully using the SAFE System for the security of their teachers and students, as well as reducing liability concerns. Options are provided for prevention, mitigation and incident resolution.
In 2001 CORE ECS partnered with the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) to custom develop a comprehensive data monitoring system for their universal Pre-K program serving nearly 64,000 four-year olds (PANDA). With our help, DECAL took what was an inflexible and out of date system and completely streamlined it for processing hundreds of provider applications, making and tracking payments online, and validating program effectiveness from the field.
- Apply Online: No more endless paper shuffling. Potential Pre-K service providers can fill out applications online and receive award information and contracts through PANDA’s integrated e-mail.
- Roster Submission: Providers can submit class roster information over a secure Internet connection so you can track exactly who is receiving service from which provider.
- Instant Documents: PANDA integrates with Microsoft Word® so that state-level program staff can easily create forms and letters or edit contracts, using data directly from the system.
- Track Every Single Student: PANDA uses our Unique ID Generator system to reduce duplication and increase the accuracy of rosters.
- Online Payment: Accelerate monthly payments to providers with a fully functional and secure payments system that integrates with PeopleSoft.
- Feedback from the Field: State consultants who perform audits and compliance monitoring can use our laptop software in remote areas, then upload it to the system when convenient.
CORE XLR8™ is a comprehensive K-12 formative assessment and learning management solution. Using a single platform, educators can create, manage, and share assessments, reports, and instructional resources throughout a school system. CORE XLR8 is highly scalable and intuitive, allowing educators to easily use assessments in the classroom, within a school, or across the district or region
CORE Vocational Training
Stepping into the world of productive employment, students’ approach often is too theoretical. While professionally qualified, they lack fundamental understanding that can make them readily employable. Also, fast developing countries are facing tremendous skill shortage. Despite having vast rural youth population, India itself today needs an additional 140 million skilled workers across industry segments.
In order to make students industry ready, educational institutes must use contemporary tools to bridge the gap. Core offers best-in-class, employability-linked vocational training in areas like Hospitality & Housekeeping, Spa Healthcare & Wellness, Data entry operations, IT & ITeS operations, Basic Accounting, and Construction. Core follows the Source, Train, Place model by working closely with industry and government organisations. It plans to expand its span by adding more sectors such as Automobile, retail, Travel and Tourism.
Core’s comprehensive employability education is created using principles of 4E i.e. engagement, education, employability, entrepreneurship and 4A i.e. Accessible, Affordable, Attractive and Applicable.
Core has partnered with The East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT), a US based institute recognized for excellence in career and technical education… for developing high quality Career and Technical education curriculum.
To support our assessment programs as well as deliver test items, test development, data analysis and outcome interpretation, CORE ECS provides a range of psychometric and assessment related functions including:
- Item statistics and interpretations
- IRT item parameter estimates and interpretations
- Item and test form review of validity and reliability
- Test construction and blueprints
- Field testing
- Equating, scaling, and linking studies
- Growth scaling and reporting
- Staff development on instructional impact of cognitive interpretations of measurement scores
All information gathered about students, including private personal data about students and their performances, will be gathered by the Gates Foundation funded InBloom, Inc. Mr. Gates paid inBloom 100 million dollars to collect and analyze schools’ data as part of a public-private collaborative that is building shared technology services.
The data mining software being used, beginning this year (2014), will be stored in a database designed by Wireless Generation, a subsidiary of media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. The data will be collected by InBloom Inc., a non-profit like Wireless Generation, under the domain of one Bill Gates, who together with the Carnegie Foundation and other NGO’s set up the Wireless Generation through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Some 200,000 teachers in the U.S. are already using Wireless Generation data mining software.
Other partners with CORE Education & Technologies include the largest corporations in the world including Raytheon, one of the planets largest offense contractors and Cargill Foods, the largest hog processor in the United States.
UNESCO’s “Education for All” Agenda
“In order to realize the world’s commitment to ensuring education for all by 2015, important innovations and reforms will be needed in the governance and financing of global education. In 2008, Presidential Candidate Barack Obama committed to making sure that every child has the chance to learn by creating a Global Fund for Education. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has recently called for a new architecture of global cooperation… A new Global Fund for Education… must be capable of mobilizing the approximately $7 billion annually still needed to achieve education for all, while holding all stakeholders accountable for achieving results with these resources. None of these objectives will be achieved without a major rethinking of the global education architecture and an evolution of current mechanisms for financing education… Achieving these two Millennium Development Goals, and the broader Education for All Goals… will require more capable international institutions.”
Can you imagine a global education for all youth that teaches to a standardized testing system where all children’s futures will be tied to how well they perform (obey) through computerized education? Well that is the plans of the UNESCO and the global powers-that-be into a single-minded beehive.
UNESCO works in concert with the United Nations Agenda 21 (21st Century) plans to move many of the planets human inhabitants into cities and concentrated zones of control. UNESCO is also associated with the Trans Pacific Partnerships (TPP) agreements being secretly implemented as well as the global corporate structure being erected through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) which seeks power of legal authority for corporations over nations and states in the court of law.
In April 2000 more than 1,100 participants from 164 countries gathered in Dakar, Senegal, for the World Education Forum. Participants, ranging from teachers to prime ministers, academics to policymakers, non-governmental bodies to the heads of major international organizations, adopted the Dakar Framework for Action, Education for All.
Meeting Our Collective Commitments
“The participants agreed upon six wide-ranging education goals to be met by 2015. The Education for All Global Monitoring Report is the prime instrument to assess global progress towards achieving the six ‘Dakar’ EFA goals. It tracks progress, identifies effective policy reforms and best practice in all areas relating to EFA, draws attention to emerging challenges and seeks to promote international cooperation in favour of education.
The publication is targeted at decision-makers at the national and international level, and more broadly, at all those engaged in promoting the right to quality education – teachers, civil society groups, NGOs, researchers and the international community.”
From “Common Core Goes Global” in Crisis Magazine. 11.20.13:
“The collaboration of the Gates Foundation and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has been well publicized. In addition, Gates, on behalf of his Microsoft Corporation, signed a 26-page Cooperation Agreement in 2004 between Microsoft and UNESCO to develop a “master curriculum” which included benchmarks