I started thinking about how the money could be used at the school level and how much good it could do for schools in need. I wondered if the school board or a particular school were to apply for a grant, would it be accepted???


So I turned to the grant FAQs.




This is what it says:


Q. How do I apply for a grant from the foundation?
A. We do not make grants outside our funding priorities. In general, we directly invite proposals by directly contacting organizations. We do occasionally award grants through published RFPs or letters of inquiry. View a list of current RFP and LOI opportunities.


Note: The only RFP listed was “Accelerating the Common Core Through Teacher Networks”


Q. My funding request does not fall under any of your programs. How do I submit it?
A. We do not make grants outside our funding priorities.


So, in conclusion, they choose their “priorities”. They only invite applications from organizations of their choosing and the only ones that have to do with education are all tied to Common Core. Bill Gates is using his money to buy our public schools through Common Core and Jindal and White are lined up to sell.


My first post on Gates and his Common Core State Standards (CCSS) spending includes information on his paying millions to the four key organizations involved in composing CCSS as well as to key education organizations and think tanks for their endorsement. My second post of this series examines Gates money paid to organizations influencing state departments and local school districts for the purpose of advancing CCSS.

In this third post, I discuss the state departments and local school districts that have accepted Gates money in order to promote CCSS.

CCSS is apparently important enough to Gates for him to force feed to the public via funneling though its departments of education. And since he is wildly rich, he must know what is good and true for American public education. We can blindly trust him, for he has a large wallet.


As to that wallet: Here are the state and local boards (and a single independent school)* that have accepted Gates payouts…

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