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Jerry P. Becker

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Gates Still Pouring Millions into Common Core
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From Diane Ravitch's blog - A site to discuss better education for
all, Monday, November 6, 2017. SEE
Laura Chapman: Gates Still Pouring Millions into Common Core

By Diane Ravitch

Many people wrongly assume that the Common Core is dead, since Trump
said he would kill it and Dezvos claimed she never supported it.

But Bill Gates launched and financed Common Core, and he is still funding it.

Laura Chapman writes:

"Anyone who thinks that Gates has given up on the Common Core is wrong.

"He is still pouring money into districts that will push it. His idea
of "collaboration and listening" is pay others to come into a
district and offer trainings to teachers and principals whom he
regards as hapless, or lazy, or incompetent, or insufficiently
dedicated to the Gates agenda, including Gates-Funded the Common Core.

"I just checked the database for the Gates foundation. In just 2016
and 2017 he has poured
$32,175,526 million into pushing the Common Core.

"Grants for this purpose were sent to the twelve groups who are
willing to do for-hire work defined by the Gates Foundation.

"The following received grants the largest of these grants:

Center for American Progress, $1,000,000;
EdSource Inc., $1,362,606;
New Teacher Center $2,000,000;
Loyola Marymount University, $2,000,000;
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation, $2,000,000;
WestEd, $4,350,875;
University of Kentucky Research Foundation, $5,000,000;
CORE Districts $6,350,000;
New Venture Fund, $7,900,010.

"Gates has sent another $7,614,758 to those CORE Districts in
California in the last three years, in addition to the grant for
$6,350,000 ear-marked to push the Common Core (above).

"CORE stands for the California Office to Reform Education. CORE has
no formal connection to the California State Board of Education, CORE
and the districts it has signed up is called a "collaborative." I
think not.

"CORE is a privately funded organization that engineered a
contractual takeover of some of the largest districts in California.
The contract takes the form of a Memorandum of Understanding between
the superintendent of each district and CORE. That MOU allows CORE to
determine almost everything that happens in some of California's
largest districts: Garden Grove, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland,
Sacramento, San Francisco and Santa Ana.

"CORE is funded by the Stuart Foundation, The William and Flora
Hewlett Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the S.
D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation. The student, teachers, school, and parent
data from the CORE "School Quality Improvement Index" flows directly
to where school "quality" ratings are used to help
market products and services to parents and other users. Zillow and
Scholastic are among the companies that pay fees in order to market
products and services.

"Don't believe what Gates says. Follow the money."
Jerry P. Becker
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education and Human Services
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
625 Wham Drive / MC 4610
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

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