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Craigslist offers used furniture, kinky sex and, of course, JOBS WRITING COMMON CORE TESTS

Craiglist is an amazing emporium. You can find a gently used banjo in Atlanta, for instance, or, in Chicago, several “full and sealed” Coke bottles from around the world.

Other advertisers are more adventurous. There’s a couple in Los Angeles “looking for a bi guy,” just to take a rather tame example. There’s some dude in New York City proposing to provide “snow” and “420″ — that’s illicit drug lingo — to a lucky “party girl.” And, of course, there’s a transvestite looking for a threesome “with a fun couple” in Houston.

Well, America, you can now add the opportunity to write Common Core test questions and lesson plans to the vast horn of plenty on offer at Craigslist.

As EAGnews.org explains, a company that generates all manner of education-related content has taken to the worldwide classified ad website looking for writers to create math test questions and math class instructions aligned with the Common Core Standards Initiative.

The company, A Pass Education, works with several Common Core providers including textbook behemoth Pearson Education and employs over 500 freelance contractors.

A Pass is currently running the ad in at least two cities on Craigslist:

Our educational development company has an immediate need for strong math writers and content editors for K-12 assessment items and lesson plans. The ideal candidate will

-have a degree in an area of mathematics

-have K-12 math classroom experience

-have education/curriculum development expertise

-be able to work virtually using content management systems

-understand Common Core, DOK, and Bloom’s Taxonomy

-be able to write content aligned to benchmarks and standards

The ad goes on to explain that the job is “a part-time job” and “a contract job.” “Telecommuting is ok.”

Hired writers will get paid “approximately $20-$25 hour” and deliver their work “in Google Drive.”

If you are interested, you can apply right here.

The Common Core standards demand that students know certain things by certain grade levels, but do little to describe how teachers should impart those skills. Big education companies do most of that.

The Common Core standards have been endorsed by numerous groups including the National Governors Association.

Criticism of the Common Core continues to grow. Opposition has brought together conservatives who are opposed to centralized public education and leftists who deplore ever-more standardized testing.

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