Bill Gates Defends Foundation’s Role In Common Core


Lyndsey Layton of the Washington Post (6/8) details her March interview with Bill Gates about “his role is to fund the research and development of new tools, such as the Common Core.” Layton claims that “Gates grew irritated in the interview when the political backlash against the standards was mentioned.” During the “sometimes tense” interview, Gates “defend[ed] the Gates Foundation’s pervasive presence in education and its support of the Common Core,” Layton notes.