Look who’s being paid by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to cover Common Core


…Wow. Here’s a link to the Gates-subsidized NBCNews.com article. There is no indication that it’s an advertisement or advertorial. It appears to be a bona fide news story written by a bona fide reporter (Nona Willis Aronowitz). Here it is featured along with NBC News’ other articles on its education page

…It’s no secret that the Gates Foundation has been lobbying hard for Common Core educational standards. This, however, is the first we’ve heard of a grant to subsidize a major news outlet’s Common Core coverage.

How long, we wonder, has this cozy little arrangement been going on? Have other MSM news outlets accepted grants from the Gates Foundation?…



The complete article is at Twitchy.



Related: Time for Congress to Investigate Bill Gates’ Coup

The story about Bill Gates’ swift and silent takeover of American education is startling. His role and the role of the U.S. Department of Education in drafting and imposing the Common Core standards on almost every state should be investigated by Congress.

The idea that the richest man in America can purchase and — working closely with the U.S. Department of Education — impose new and untested academic standards on the nation’s public schools is a national scandal. A Congressional investigation is warranted.

The close involvement of Arne Duncan raises questions about whether the law was broken…


Leftist Salon writer advises Bill Gates to drop his Common Core ‘obsession’ and ‘move on’

Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates probably expected to be praised as the savior of public education when he decided to bankroll Common Core, but instead he’s being denounced by many as a self-important busybody who is playing at being an education expert.

The newest voice in the chorus of critics is Michael Mazenko, a writer for the left-wing news site Salon.com…


Video from September 2013, Glenn Beck: Did Bill Gates admit the real purpose of Common Core?



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