The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated tens of millions of dollars in the creation and mandatory implementation of Common Core educational standards.
But over the past 5 plus years, massive efforts, which the Gates Foundation terms as “grass roots efforts,” have plagued the fledgling government program. Most parents and teachers despise it. But to Bill and Melinda Gates, that’s not going to stop them from further pushing it. In fact, according to a new article published on Daily Caller citing an announced released by the Foundation, they intend to ramp up their efforts over the matter.
“Unfortunately, our foundation underestimated the level of resources and support required for our public education systems to be well-equipped to implement [Common Core,]” Desmond-Hellman says in the letter. “We missed an early opportunity to sufficiently engage educators – particularly teachers – but also parents and communities so that the benefits of the standards could take flight from the beginning.”
The Foundation clearly admits that the program is a failure, but in the same breath, they announce intentions of pushing the program more. They blame “grassroots campaigns,” as a way to marginalize the massive efforts against Common Core, many of which have led to absolute reversals in state policies.
The Gates Foundation is now dedicating a deep financial resources to facilitating the development of Common Core-aligned curricula and instructional materials to teacher who were previously reluctant to accept the standard. This is a disturbing approach. No where in the announcement does it mention meeting with teachers or parents. It instead moves to a plan to subjugate them.