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Sunday, November 30, 2014

STEVE CATES: GATES AND PEARSON PARTNER TO REAP TENS OF MILLIONS FROM COMMON CORE    

The Heartland Institute provides a great article spelling out the relationship behind the drivers of Common Core:


Follow the money. It all ends up in the hands of a very few. Pearson Foundation is getting the contracts because of its partnership with the Bill Gates Foundation. 

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On April 27, 2011 the Gates Foundation joined forces with the Pearson Foundatio, a British multi-national conglomerate, representing the largest private business maneuvering for U.S. education dollars. Pearson executives saw the potential to secure lucrative contracts in testing, textbooks and software worth tens of millions of dollars.

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It would be folly to suggest that either Bill Gates or Pearson, despite the temporary tactical retreat by Gates will not keep pushing for Common Core with its required educational technology.

This nation spends over $500 billion annually on K-12 education When colleges and career-training programs are included, the education sector represents almost 9 percent of the U.S. gross domestic production.  Companies like Pearson and Microsoft stand to greatly profit as they develop and administer the tests and sell the teacher-training material.

 

 

http://blog.heartland.org/2014/11/gates-and-pearson-partner-to-reap-tens-of-millions-from-common-core/

 

Thank you Nancy Thorner!

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