One would think that if teachers supported the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), then teachers would take the initiative to rally around said CCSS.
Not so. It seems that we need Bill Gates to tell us that we need CCSS. He did so today (Friday, March 14, 2014), in Washington, DC:
Bill Gates is rallying teachers to support an embattled cause, the Common Core State Standards.
Got that? Teachers support CCSS to such a degree that they need Bill to tell them to do so.
It seems that Gates has once again bought himself an audience; he offered his CCSS-indulging speech to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) at its Teaching and Learning conference.
Why is Gates, a non-teacher, offering his non-expertise to an audience of nationally-certified teachers?
Consolation prize for millions donated.
Gates has paid NBPTS $5 million in the form of two grants, one in 2010…
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