Bill Gate Throws $173 Million Toward Increased Centralized EducationSubmitted by emalvini on Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:44
Bill Gate Throws $173 Million Toward Increased Centralized Education
February 12, 2013 | 5:43 pm
Modified: February 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm
Education watchdogs are raising concerns over the Gates Foundation’s involvement in shaping public education policy, saying the private foundation’s influence in public education policy interferes with the democratic process and local input.
The foundation, owned by Bill and Melinda Gates, is the world’s largest philanthropy and has been heavily involved in funding states’ new Common Core curriculum, the Heartland Institute reported on Monday.
Gates has spent $173 million in grants to develop Common Core standards and win support for the curriculum, according to a Heartland analysis of the Foundation’s grant database.
The Foundation’s funding amounts to a marketing campaign for Common Core, Jane Robbins, a senior fellow with American Principles Project, told The Washington Examiner.