Diane Ravitch says Mercedes K. Schneider book might well be subtitled: 'The Secret History of the Common Core Standards' and is 'A must for journalists, parents, and educators.' This review by Seth Sandronsky, a journalist in California, summarizes the book's laser-like focus on a politically-connected class of 'edupreneurs.' Here is the empirical case against education privatization’s bid to establish national test-driven assessments and standards for K-12 public schools. There is a vital history here, away from public view for years. just how Uncle Sam helped to spur the Common Core State Standards, the newest “big thing” in education reform that profits businesses.