Gates: Funding Reform for Longer Than You Think

Excellent article by the always awesome Emily Talmadge. This is a must-read, because this is the future no one seems to be able to stop.

Save Maine Schools

In “How Bill Gates Funded the Swift Common Core Revolution,” journalist Lyndsey Layton tells the story of how David Coleman, CEO of College Board, and Gene Wilhoit, Executive Director of the Council for Chief State School Officers, approached Bill Gates with a “new approach to transform every school in America.”

The “new approach,” of course, was the Common Core State Standards.

“The duo needed money,” writes Layton,“[and] a champion who could overcome the politics that had thwarted every previous attempt to institute national standards.”

According to the article, Gates deliberated for weeks before at last coming back with his answer: he was in.

What followed was the swift Gates takeover of our public schools.

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If only it were so simple!

The truth is that Gates has been funding a much broader effort to fundamentally remake our public education system for far longer than Layton’s article suggests.

In order…

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