Gates bought us VAM, an absurdly ridiculous teacher evaluation system; InBloom, an outrageous privacy thief and child slavery evaluation system; and CCSS terrible untested mentally manipulative federal curriculum. Can someone please take away this man’s checkbook? Being obscenly rich does not make you an expert or God. Will everyone please stop treating this college dropout, preaching the importance of college readiness, as One?
This is a post about Bill Gates and his money, a brief audit of his Common Core (CCSS) purchases. Before I delve into Gates accounting, allow me to set the stage with a bit of CCSS background.
A Bit of CCSS Background
It is important to those promoting CCSS that the public believes the idea that CCSS is “state-led.” The CCSS website reports as much and names two organizations as “coordinating” the “state-led” CCSS: The National Governors Association (NGA), and the Council for Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Interestingly, the CCSS website makes no mention of CCSS “architect” David Coleman:
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our…
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