United Way Worldwide offers the following as its mission statement:
United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.
Our mission: To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.
The goal of the United Way is to “advance the common good.”
As of June 2014, it is an organization that is “advancing” a new “common”:
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Yep. That’s right.
And one guess who forked over $1.2 million to make that happen.
Straight from the Gates Grants search engine:
Date: June 2014
Purpose: to build support for the Common Core State Standards by engaging stakeholders and community leaders nationally and locally
In a March 2014 interview, Lyndsey Layton of the Washington Post questioned Gates’ motives in financing CCSS. After some tense interaction, here is his response:
I’m saying, and I’ve, I hope I can make this clear, I believe in the Common Core because of its substance and what it will do to improve education, and that’s the only reason I believe in the Common Core. And I have no, you know, this is giving money away. This is philanthropy. This is trying to make sure students have the kind of opportunity I had. [Emphasis added.]
Gates had an education that defies the agenda he promotes for public education.
Both he and his children attended a private school in Seattle, Lakeside School.
Read here to see the utter absence of anything resembling CCSS at Lakeside.
And yet, Gates continues to enlist major organizations to “build support” for that which he and his children will never know firsthand.
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