Here is an interesting piece about High Achievement New York, a new Common Core advocacy group (because we need more of those) consisting of businessmen in New York anxious to spread the word about the wonder of Common Core. They need money to spread the word of Common Core and so….
“A spokesman for High Achievement New York would not disclose information about the nonprofit’s finances. The spokesman said the bulk of the funding will be grants from philanthropic organizations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Helmsley Charitable Trust. The group has applied for grants and expects to recieve them.
These foundations have granted millions of dollars to organizations nationwide that aim to boost the standards, including a fellowship program at the State Board of Regents in which employees are developing Common Core-aligned curricula. Rich McKeon, director of Helmsley’s education program, wouldn’t say how much money the group applied for, arguing it was inappropriate to talk numbers before the request was approved by the charity’s board.’
How altruistic of the members of High Achievement New York to want to apply for grants to help spread the word of how great Common Core is and how crazy parents are who want great education and not unproven standards and a ten year experiment with their children’s education!
So, I have realized that I am a total idiot. I could “apply for grants” too if only I got on the Common Core bandwagon. So, I am forming Common Core Realizes All Potential or CCRAP. I will use my grant money to stay at nice hotels and travel to nice places and tell people all about CCRAP. I will spread the word of CCRAP far and wide to all who will put up with my talking CCRAP.
Just my luck, Bill and Melinda Gates will realize that all of those who are using the Gates Foundations money to support Common Core just want the grant money.