In this astonishing post, Mercedes Schneider documents how the Gates Foundation paid for every aspect of the Common Core standards.

Gates paid to develop them; to evaluate them; to promote them. There seems to be no part of the Common Core that was not bought and paid for by Gates.

Does it matter if one very rich man decides to create national standards and call them “state-led”?

Schneider raises the essential questions;

“Can Bill Gates buy a foundational democratic institution? Will America allow it? The fate of CCSS will provide a crucial answer to those looming questions.”