They say that money can’t buy happiness, but it’s sure being used to buy the hearts and minds of our kids – just ask Bill Gates! According to Mercedes Schneider, Common Core State Standards would more aptly be named, the “Common Core Gates Standards”. Gates is that entity who has thrown millions at trade organizations, policy think-tanks, the AFT and NEA teacher unions, universities, corporations, and even the PTA in order to persuade the general populace and assuage the fears of doubters.
Our educational system is in the process of being bought and sold. Schneider ponders ,” Can Bill Gates buy a foundational democratic institution? Will America allow it? The fate of CCSS will provide crucial answers to those looming questions.”