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Jack Hassard: Why Bill Gates Defends the Common Core

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
We have long known on this site that Bill Gates’ ¬†foundation underwrote every aspect of the Common Core standards. Mercedes Schneider has documented nearly $200 million in grants specifically for the writing, evaluation, review, implementation, and advocacy for the Common Core standards. Jack Hassard, a retired professor of…

Teens Resisting the Taliban: Aitzaz Hasan and Malala Yousafzai

In the culture wars of Pakistan, standing up to the Taliban is the essence of courageous leadership, with activists risking their lives, not just economic and social status.¬† Malala Yousafzai has become an international leader for universal education but at great cost. Most resistance means martyrdom or exile. This week, Aitzaz Hasan sacrificed his life […]