EditorsAbout the SiteComes vs. MicrosoftUsing This Web SiteSite ArchivesCredibility IndexOOXMLOpenDocumentPatentsNovellNews DigestSite NewsRSS

08.08.13

California and Denver Public Schools Bribed by Bill Gates to Promote His Privatisation Agenda

Posted in Bill Gates at 4:00 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

How to enrich oneself from a $1.1 trillion/annum system

Classroom

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.

Share this post: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Reddit
  • co.mments
  • DZone
  • email
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • NewsVine
  • Print
  • Technorati
  • TwitThis
  • Facebook

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

What Else is New


  1. Links 17/4/2014: Android RDP, New Ubuntu, RHEL 7 Milestone

    Links for the day



  2. Racing to 1984: Mass Surveillance, Cracking, 'Targeted' Assassinations, and Illegal Torture

    Links for the day



  3. More Microsoft Subsidies to Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures

    Microsoft hands money to Bill Gates' close friend who is the world's largest patent troll



  4. Aiding Microsoft Under the Disguise of 'Pro-FOSS'

    Not everything which is FOSS necessary becomes, by virtue of existence, a positive contribution, as we are constantly reminded by projects that help proprietary software and/or restrictions get a strong grip on FOSS



  5. Links 16/4/2014: Red Hat PR, Ubuntu LTS Imminent

    Links for the day



  6. Links 15/4/2014: Lots of PCLinuxOS Releases, Ukraine Updates

    Links for the day



  7. Apple and Microsoft Actively Lobbying Against Patent Reform in the US

    Apple and Microsoft are reportedly intervening/interfering with US law in order to ensure that the law is Free/libre software-hostile



  8. Lawsuit by Microsoft Shareholder Targets Fine for Crimes Rather Than the Crimes Themselves

    A new lawsuit by a Microsoft shareholder shows everything that's wrong with today's model of accountability, where those who are responsible for crimes are accused of not avoiding fines rather than committing the crimes



  9. Public Institutions Must Dump PRISM-Associated Software

    Another reminder that taxpayers-subsidised services should refuse, as a matter of principle, to pay anything for -- let alone deploy -- proprietary software with back doors



  10. GNU/Linux News: The Opportunities Amid XP EOL

    Links for the day



  11. Microsoft Gets Its Money's Worth From Xamarin: PlayStation 4 Now Polluted by Microsoft

    The Trojan horse of Microsoft, Xamarin, is pushing .NET into Microsoft's console competitor



  12. After Brendan Eich Comes Chris Beard

    Having removed Brendan Eich using bullying and blackmail tactics, his foes inside Mozilla achieved too little as we have yet another man (coming from inside Mozilla) acting as CEO



  13. Healthcare News: Free Software in Health, Humanitarian Causes

    Links for the day



  14. Links 14/4/2014: MakuluLinux, Many Games, More Privacy News and Pulitzer Prize for NSA Revelations

    Links for the day



  15. TechBytes Episode 87: Catching up With Surveillance (NSA, GCHQ et al.)

    The first audio episode in a very long time covers some of the latest happenings when it comes to privacy and, contrariwise, mass surveillance



  16. Server News: KVM, ElasticHosts, Other GNU/Linux Items, and Open Network Linux

    Links for the day



  17. Hardware News: Freedom, Modding, Hackability on the Rise

    Links for the day



  18. Distributions News: GNU/Linux Distros

    Links for the day



  19. GNOME News: Financial Issues, Mutter-Wayland, West Coast Summit, Community Participation

    Links for the day



  20. KDE News: Kubuntu at the Centre Again KDE Applications Updated

    Links for the day



  21. Techrights Rising

    Effective immediately, Techrights will do what it takes to bring back old volume and pace of publishing



  22. Links: Surveillance, Intervention, Torture and Drones

    Links for the day



  23. Mobile Linux Not Just Android: Jolla, WebOS, and Firefox OS News

    Links for the day



  24. Google's Linux Revolution: New Gains for Android, Chrome OS (GNU/Linux)

    Links for the day



  25. Free/Libre Databases News: MongoDB, NoSQL, and MySQL Branches/Forks

    Links for the day



  26. Open Access on the Rise: Textbooks, Journals, Etc.

    Links for the day



  27. Finance Watch (Watching What's Not Being Watched): Economic Warfare/Class Injustice

    Links for the day



  28. Climate and Ecology Watch: News About a World Being Destroyed

    Links for the day



  29. Copyright News: DRM, Censorship, Megaupload, Hypocrisy, and Impact on the Internet

    Links for the day



  30. Sharing Works: Latest News Stories About Crowd-sourcing, Sharing, Transparency

    Links for the day


CoPilotCo

RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

CoPilotCo

Recent Posts