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Entries by Mercedes Schneider from 09/2013

Gates Money and Common Core -- Part II

| Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

One man is purchasing his view of what American education should be. This is not democratic. It is horrific. And it doesn't stop there.

Gates Money and Common Core -- Part III

| Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Common Core State Standards is apparently important enough to Bill Gates for him to force feed to the public via funneling though its departments of education. And since he is wildly rich, he must know what is good and true for American public education. Not.

Diane Ravitch's Reign of Error: A Review

| Posted 09.17.2013 | Books

In considering my review of education historian Diane Ravitch's latest book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools, I decided to write with traditional public school teachers in mind as my audience.

Gates Money and Common Core -- Part IV

| Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

This post is a continuation of a series I am writing on Bill Gates' funding specifically for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. And now, for my fourth installment: Universities that have accepted Gates money earmarked for CCSS implementation.

Gates Money and Common Core -- Part V

| Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

This post is the fifth in a series on Bill Gates' funding of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). As of September 22, 2013, Gates has spent $173.5 million expressly for CCSS according to the Gates grants search engine.