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A Brief Audit of Bill Gates' Common Core Spending

A Brief Audit of Bill Gates' Common Core Spending | Bill Gates, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
This is a post about Bill Gates and his money, a brief audit of his Common Core (CCSS) purchases. Before I delve into Gates accounting, allow me to set the stage with a bit of CCSS background.A Bit...
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A brief but valuable insight into the money trail behind CCSS.

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A Teacher's Advice to Bill Gates

A Teacher's Advice to Bill Gates | Bill Gates, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
A teacher sent me this letter offering helpful advice to Bill Gates. He hopes that someone will see it on the Internet and pass it along to Bill. Dear Mr. Gates, “I don’t know many business leaders...
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Common Core and the EduTech abyss

Common Core and the EduTech abyss | Bill Gates, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
Common Core and the EduTech abyss by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 The Common Core gold rush is on. Apple, Pearson, Google, Microsoft and Amplify are all cashing in on the feder...
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From Common Core, to Vergara, to VAM, Gates Foundation Fingerprints Everywhere

From Common Core, to Vergara, to VAM, Gates Foundation Fingerprints Everywhere | Bill Gates, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
Someone in the mainstream media finally asked Bill Gates straight out what his role was regarding Common Core. What a concept!
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It is undeniable that Microsoft has invested in creating Common Core-aligned curriculum to be sold for profit.

 

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Will Bill Gates Read Anthony Cody's The Educator and the Oligarch?

Will Bill Gates Read Anthony Cody's The Educator and the Oligarch? | Bill Gates, Technology & Education | Scoop.it

The Educator and the Oligarch explains how the failed Gates reforms could create an education dystopia. Cody recalls the discredited 1950's behaviorism of B.F. Skinner, and shows the frightening similarities between his operant conditioning and today...

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Bill Gates at SXSWedu: The future of education is data - GeekWire

Bill Gates at SXSWedu: The future of education is data - GeekWire | Bill Gates, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
Bill Gates' closing keynote at the SXSWedu conference in Austin had a nerdy subtext of the importance of useful education data.
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The Problems with the Common Core

The Problems with the Common Core | Bill Gates, Technology & Education | Scoop.it

"Having financed the creation of the standards, the Gates Foundation has entered into a partnership with Pearson to produce a full set of K–12 courses aligned with the Common Core that will be marketed to schools across the country".

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Could Common Core exist without the patronage of the Gates Foundation?

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How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution

How Bill Gates pulled off the swift Common Core revolution | Bill Gates, Technology & Education | Scoop.it

"Now six years into his quest, Gates finds himself in an uncomfortable place — countering critics on the left and right who question whether the Common Core will have any impact or negative effects, whether it represents government intrusion, and whether the new policy will benefit technology firms such as Microsoft".

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For-profit tech corporations gain from Common Core testing

For-profit tech corporations gain from Common Core testing | Bill Gates, Technology & Education | Scoop.it

"In 2002, President George W. Bush ushered in the No Child Left Behind Act that introduced standardized testing throughout elementary schools in the U.S. These teach-to-the-test policies failed miserably..."

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While the introduction of technology in education seems like a rather harmless, if not innovative cause we need to take into account the cost associated in implementing these devices, and who is benefiting the most from it.

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Maryland schools need $100 million for online Common Core tests, says report

Maryland schools need $100 million for online Common Core tests, says report | Bill Gates, Technology & Education | Scoop.it
A report to the General Assembly reveals big readiness problems.
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Implementing technology in education takes the form of various assessment measure which can be quite expensive for schools districts to implement.

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Bill Gates: Eradicating Polio Is Easier Than Fixing American Education

Bill Gates: Eradicating Polio Is Easier Than Fixing American Education | Bill Gates, Technology & Education | Scoop.it

"New technology to engage students holds some promise, but Gates says it tends to only benefit those who are motivated."

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I wonder if Bill Gates takes into account the factors that contribute to the proliferation of these “unmotivated” students.

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