For an initiative billed as being publicly driven, the Common Core States Initiative has benefited enormously from the generosity of the private philanthropy of Bill and Melinda Gates. How much? About $150 million worth. Take a look at this list of grants, obtained from their foundation’s Web site. Note not only the amounts but the wide range of organizations receiving money. Universities. Unions. State education departments. Nonprofits. Think tanks.AFT got $4.4 million. NEA, only a million.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Bill Gate$ buys into Common Core
Valerie Strauss writes in the Washington Post: