How to enrich oneself from a $1.1 trillion/annum system
Summary: Three school districts receive large bribes that have strings attached to them, namely compliance with Gates’ agenda of corporate ‘education’ (for private profit and indoctrination)
It is no secret that Common Core has been promoted by the Gates Foundation to help its agenda of profiteering from a public service in the United States. According to Wikipedia, six years ago the budget was “$1.1 trillion (public and private, all levels),” which is a lot of money for opportunists to make their own (the public element alone is vast). Even new press releases characterise this foundation as promoting “Common Core-aligned assessments,” which this new article stresses is about privatisation:
Who benefits from the “Common Core” curriculum in US schools?
Major corporations such as Pearson, McGraw Hill and Apple are cashing in on the implementation of the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) curriculum in public schools. This is occurring as states around the US gut their education budgets.
Oddly enough they missed out Gates, who is also at the forefront of it. While enjoying PR from the subservient Seattle/Washington press the Gates Foundation is actively attacking US education. It is also throwing ‘slush funds’ for PR (here is a new example with no real articles about it, only somewhat of a press release embedding nothing but promotional quotes as seen here).
The big money gets funnelled into what can essentially be called “bribes”, in the same way many political campaigns are funded by bribes (discard the euphemisms they use). Gates’ latest bribe in California is more than 50 times bigger than the PR mentioned above. To quote, “Fresno Unified School District has won a $5 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help implement the new Common Core standards and pay for teachers’ professional development training.”
“Buying one’s way into owning a taxpayers-funded system is not charitable, it is corrupt.”Yes, Common Core. Here is more, it’s not just one: “Two California school districts are among just three nationwide to win $5 million grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.”
There is another bribe from this plutocrat, targeting Denver. There are strings attached with euphemisms like “to bolster its teacher evaluation system.”
The word assessment or evaluation means layoffs, just like the “skills-based hiring” sound bite, which is also being promoted by Gates right now. It is an assault on working people. Now that even Gates-funded publications started to complain about this foundation's influence over the schools system we should note that teachers fight back hard. One teachers’ blog from Seattle says:
The teleconference is clearly designed to promote parent trigger laws; Rep. Miller’s guest for the teleconference is Ben Austin, head of Parent Revolution, a group generously funded by corporate reform supporters including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Walton Foundation. No one from Parents Across America was invited to participate in this event.
Buying one’s way into owning a taxpayers-funded system is not charitable, it is corrupt. More and more people realise this nowadays. The PR machine is just trying to keep the critics marginalised and by paying off the press this often succeeds.
Don’t let the plutocrats abduct the next generation. That’s what they are trying to do while they make a killing. █