Recent Audits of “Gates-led” Ed Reform Spending

Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates

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On August 27, 2013, Mercedes Schneider posted on her blog – deutsch29 – a thorough, eye-opening audit of your Common Core spending.  The following day, Diane Ravitch linked to it, and her readers’ comments reflect the outrage that so many of us here have been feeling.

In A Brief Audit of Bill Gates’ Common Core Spending, Schneider argues that “CCSS (Common Core State Standards) is not ‘state led.’ It is ‘Gates led,'” and she provides evidence to show that “the four organizations primarily responsible for CCSS– NGA (National Governors Association), CCSSO (Council for Chief State School Officers), Achieve, and David Coleman’s Student Achievement Partners– have taken $147.9 million” from you.

Today, Diane Ravitch posted a piece in which she explores why the Campaign for High School Equity, which includes civil rights groups such as the NAACP, the League of United Latin American Citizens, and the Alliance…

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