The left usually complains about the influence of big corporations in government and public policy, but the most dramatic example of that is out in the open and garnering little but praise. That would be Microsoft tycoon Bill Gates, who is directly responsible for the implementation nation-wide of the controversial school reform program called the Common Core.
The Washington Post has a story about this, and the headline and deck says it all: How Bill Gates pulled off the Common Core revolution: After he bought into the plan, his money won over states, with few asking questions. Excerpts after the jump. [Read more…]