Billionaire Bill Gates doesn’t use the term “common core” much anymore, but he still dabbles.
In 2008, he agreed to bankroll the effort. Over the next several years, in his effort to “release powerful market forces” because “scale is good for free market competition,” Gates spent roughly $200M to cement Common Core as a fixture in American K12 education.
Gates is no longer dropping hundreds of millions of dollars on Common Core. Still, it seems that he feels some obligation or interest or fancy in investigating Common Core “adoption behaviors.” So, in May 2019, Gates paid $250K to the Innosight Institute “to study the adoption behaviors of districts who are now using high quality common core curriculum and better understand their ‘switching behaviors'”:
Innosight Institute Inc
Date: May 2019
Purpose: to study the adoption behaviors of districts who are now using high quality common core curriculum and better understand…
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