In Search of Cash That Can Bloat My Monopoly

In Search of Cash that Can Bloat My Monopoly

“At the American Enterprise Institute in March 2014, billionaire Bill Gates explained why the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are necessary above and beyond individual state standards that might be better:”

Mercedes Schneider reports on a board meeting that we all need to know about. Read on.

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At the American Enterprise Institute in March 2014, billionaire Bill Gates explained why the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are necessary above and beyond individual state standards that might be better:

You get more free market competition. Scale is good for free market competition. Individual state regulatory capture is not good for competition. [Emphasis added.]

In economics, “scale” involves decreasing costs as a result of the ability to mass produce.

Gates sees “scale potential” in the national standardization of public education– i.e., CCSS.

He believes such is “good for free market competition.”

Not true.

The national standardization of public education does not promote economic health for small (local) businesses. Instead, it feeds monopolies– like bloated, incompetent Pearson.

I have read and written much about Pearson. My conclusion: Pearson is very bad for American public education.

Pearson has an established history of finding itself on the defendant end of lawsuits, including…

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2 Responses to In Search of Cash That Can Bloat My Monopoly

  1. deutsch29 says:

    Hi, Christine. Thaks for the reblog.

    One correction: My last name is Schneider, not Cambridge. 🙂

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