Which of these modern education conspiracy theories is your favorite? Which do you think are quite possibly real? I have provided below a modern movement in public education and one (not vetted and not politically chosen) website or blog which makes reference to the conspiracy. Should you choose to dig into a controversy, this will give you a start. I do believe that when the money is followed and the political investments are traced back, there is a strong possibility that all of these are founded in reality.
1. Charter schools (or the privatization of education)
2b. Common Core State Standards (CCSS) (Bill Gates again?)
4. International test comparisons (specifically the allegedly poor performance of U.S. students)
Let me know what you think about these conspiracy theories, or perhaps you have a pet theory of your own to add?