Heartland News reports that The Gates Foundation, which is one of the principal financial supporters of the implementation of Common Core, has admitted that the program is nowhere near perfect. The organization’s CEO, Sue Desmond-Hellmann, wrote about the “real struggle” in an open letter, stating:
“The mission of improving education in America is both vast and complicated, and the Gates Foundation doesn’t have all the answers.”
The letter goes on to say that the foundation will work to expand on its efforts to equip teachers with the necessary tools to give the program the facelift it needs to succeed.
We have seen Common Core fail, as generic samples of work take precedence over critical thinking, leading students to be unprepared for college curriculum and facing the world thereafter.
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