This is it, in a nutshell. Gates and his billionaire pals admit their agenda behind taking over schools. And it is not pretty.
These three men are highly unwanted, untrained, unqualified education czars, hired by an undemocratic process, not for their talent, but for their purses.
What position of power hires someone for a leadership role who has no training, but merely a diabolical plan? The federal government and USDOE, that’s who.
Greed has hired them.
This article is an absolute MUST READ.
If you were ever confused about the true agenda behind the destruction of public schools and the push for charters, it will all be clear. If you ever questioned the agenda behind the federal and state take over of local school boards, you will see it indisputably. Children forced to be in school for many more hours, away from their families and healthful extra curricular activities. See where the agenda of destruction is coming from. For any who thought Gates had a benign agenda, guess again. It is all spelled out. Right here:
“Why does it matter what they say about public education? Gates in recent years has had an outsized role in public education policy as the world’s largest philanthropist, having put billions of dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation into controversial and questionable school reform efforts. He funded the development of the Common Core State Standards and has poured millions of dollars into efforts to promote them across the country. Buffett has given billions of dollars from his fortune to the Gates foundation.
So what exactly did they say, and why is it so depressing?
Here’s what Gates said in part:
“One piece of good news is that the charter schools are doing a very good job of educating kids in the inner city where typically the dropout rates are very very high and very few kids go to college. The good charters have overcome that, so by using long school days, a long school year, a different way of working with the teachers, amazing results have taken place. … We haven’t moved the needle for most students. Charters are only a few percent, so we have to spread those best practices in order to get real change….
“It’s not easy [ to change the public education system]. School boards have a lot of power, so they have to be convinced. Unions have a lot of power…. We need more pilot programs, more dialogue to get all the entities — government, school boards, unions — moving towards more intensive educational process..
“Of all the foundation areas we work in, I’d say this has proven to be the most difficult… There are some entrenched practices. It’s a very big system. Its over $600 billion a year being spent and it’s a system very resistance to change. The best results have come in cities where the mayor is in charge of school systems. So you have one executive and the school board isn’t as powerful. So New York city made real progress. In Chicago, they are making real progress. But those area really the only cities where the mayor has a strong role.”
In the CNBC conversation, Buffett complained that public schools would be better if the “wealthy in many many cities” had not “opted out” of the system and sent their own kids to private schools. He recalled how his own father had served the “thankless” job of being a member of a local school board, and he said that city schools would improve if the rich cared more about them.
“We are spending the money. It isn’t like there is any lack of resources going into it…. If the only choice available were public schools, we’d have better public schools, but the wealthy in many many cities have opted out of the public schools system. They might vote for the bond issues out of conscience, and some of them may engage philanthropically, but with their own kids they send them to private schools, and by having this division essentially between the rich and poor…. In the end the people who don’t have their kids in public schools and know their kids are not going to go to public schools or their grandkids… .. are not going to have the intensity of interest across the board.
Munger, who donates to higher education, then makes it a point to say that he doesn’t spend his time trying to improve troubled K-12 schools because he “tires easily” and he isn’t “any good at constant failure.” He adds: “You have to be a saint or a Gates to do that.”
Stunned? That’s an appropriate reaction right about now. And, It gets better, Gates adds this gem :
“It’s fun by the elite academic types in America to say McDonald’s is the wrong kind of food and its the wrong kind of this, and the jobs don’t pay very much and so forth. I have quite a very different view. I think McDonald’s is one of the most successful educational institutions in the United States. They take people and give them a first job which enables them to get a second job. They do a very, very good job of educating troubled young people to be good citizens. And they are probably more successful than charter schools. So I am a big fan of McDonald’s.”
That McDonald’s info revealed it all. Gates and his cronies want a factory worker youth. Not their kids though. Just ours.
This has to be the most depressing conversation in a very long time. Why? Because till now many of us held hope that Gates and Buffet and the too rich, too influential non educators who stole our schools possibly had good intentions. Now that we know better, it seems even more ominous than before. How very sad that money can buy a generation. This is not what America was supposed to be. If their unchecked malevolent influence doesn’t end, we are doomed.
Makes us want to crawl back into bed under the blanket and hide.