Skip to comments.Bill Gates, The Man Behind Common Core Shows How Stupid He Really is About Education
Posted on 03/16/2014 8:36:52 AM PDT by Texas Eagle
Bill Gates, the multi billionaire who does not have an earned college degree or teaching certificate, never taught a day in the classroom, never worked in an educational system or one room school house is comparing the education of children to electrical outlets.
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If you have 50 different plug types, appliances wouldnt be available and would be very expensive. But once an electric outlet becomes standardized, many companies can design appliances and competition ensues, creating variety and better prices for consumers. If states use common academic standards, the quality of classroom materials and professional development will improve. Much of that material will be digital tools that are personalized to the student. To get this innovation out, common standards will be helpful.
A question from the back of the re-education camp? How did you get so smart without Common Core?
Gates did well in business but is doing terrible bs with government . this again proves that no one can make government work. socialism can never work .
privatize everything schools , roads,healthcare etc.. get government out our lives.
So the goal is to produce cookie-cutter students who will grow up to be cookie-cutter workers and ‘citizens’.
My question is this... What will happen to the students and people who refuse to be cookie-cutter products?
My guess is this, like a bakery/factory the non-conformist cookie-cutter products will be destroyed and put out with the trash. It’s just a matter of time I think.
Because his wealthy parents sent him to the best schools money could buy. Nothing common has ever been a part of his lifestyle from day 1.
The students in Maine need to know different things than the students in Southern California or Hawaii or Nome Alaska. Cookie cutter government is repressive controlling government. The parents locally know what is best for their offspring not Bill Gates or Barack HUSSEIN Obama or some pencil pushing bureaucrat in the dark bowels of a Washington office building.
Doughy bricks in the wall.
Bill Gates is a one trick pony. He is neither cute nor insightful. Got in on the ground floor of computers; rode that well.
Microsoft has been anything but a well run company since the early years.
Good point. If Cookie Cutter Core had been around when Bill Gates was a planned and wanted child, we’d still be sending men into space using slide rules.
Conservatives are in a dither about curriculum when the REAL problem is that every government school should be SHUT DOWN!
Every government owned and run K-12 school in this nation is godless. They are not and never have been religiously neutral because such a philosophic state of neutrality is impossible. Children in godless schools **will** learn to think and reason godlessly. They must just to cooperate in the godless classroom. How could it be otherwise?
Every government owned and run K-12 school in this nation is a single-payer and socialist-entitlement. Children in these schools risk learning to be comfortable with socialism. Hey! If the voting mob can give them tuition-free schooling, then why not use the voting mob to get **lots** of “free” stuff?
Nearly every teacher in this nation (even in private schools) was trained by godless Marxists in Marxist-run colleges and universities. While not all teachers are Marxists, their training must inevitably leak through into the classroom, curriculum, and school policies.
The place where parents have the most influence is in a private setting.
And....The brick and mortar ( prison-like) model should be abandoned.
Bill Gates knows how to cozy up to Big Government and Big Business. That’s why he’s having influence in this area.
thanks for posting
Standardization and quality are two completely different things. Choose a bad standard and you’ll only get substandard results across the nation. You would think he would know that.
The problem is that kids cannot be standardized. They are individuals who learn things differently.
Common core is very big on cooperative learning, and it’s driving one of my daughters crazy. She’s a junior, and she’s not learning anything in history this year.
She has speech and communication problems. She can’t handle being in a noisy classroom. She can’t hear well, and she can’t communicate well.
She’s exhausted after history.
She does great in normal classes with a teacher that lectures, reading, and doing normal homework.
My other “normal” daughter also hates the common core history class. She wishes she had taken AP History. She’s gifted and she hates the group work because she gets stuck with kids who are not as smart as her.
Gates essentially won the equivalent of the lottery with DOS and his business partner IBM’s inability to understand that it was the software that was important... After that it was just a matter of screwing over everybody he ever met. Intelligence had very little to do with his good fortune. The stupidity of others had more to do it.
If we had common core in 1900, we would have landed a man on the moon before world war 1
Otoh, MSNBC and Win8 reveal much about Mr. Gates and Common Core seems to be from that same part of his brain and psyche.
Somehow we didn’t need a federal mandate to standardize the phillips screwdriver.
Seems the “Diversity” and ‘Tolerance” crowd is always trying to make things the same or standardized. Diversity in thought and/or achievement cannot be tolerated
Some times being a multi-billionaire give you the impression that you know everything about everything when it is really an arrogance of people around you patting you on the back with their hands out for your money and that makes you think your are smarter and way above joe sixpack.
What a way to go through life, rich but without commonsense.
privatize schools. the government schools are an abomination
democrats create many fake crisis (like the global warming hoax) so that we think government is needed
see if you made $100,000 per year you could buy anything you would ever need in the free market. so we don’t need government for anything .
so democrats/communists have to create fake threats to scare the people into begging for government to protect them. the news media gets people say “We have to do something about school shootings, global warming, evil corporations etc”
global warming : a hoax, a fake crisis
40 million don’t have healthare : another lie
see the fact that democrats have to lie , crate fake threats , means that there are no real crisis that government is so needed to save us from.
these are just 2 examples but there are milions at all levels of government. there is nothing the free market cannot do BETTER than government can .roads? yes private roads. private schools, private hospitals, private security patrols and so on .
but democrats have written room fulls of laws mandating government agencies like the EPA, IRS ,FDA, FEC , FCC etc. and obamacare. all these government programs do do is cripple business ,add to the cost of products, tax the hell out of us and businesses ,and take away our freedom
another fake crisis is the “mass shooting crisis”
He certainly was in the right place at the right time. I'll give him his due though. He was driven and he was ruthless in his early years. He saw where the industry was heading when IBM decided to get into the PC market and he positioned Microsoft perfectly to take full advantage of it by bullying and pushing other would-be competitors aside.
The defining move of Bill Gates' career was the purchase of 86-DOS from Seattle Computer Products in July 1981 for just $75,000 - just a month before IBM went public with the first PC. Renamed MS-DOS for the IBM launch, this one product launched a monolithic empire that is still earning Microsoft billions of dollars a year to this day despite Microsoft missing the boat completely with the Internet, social media, smartphones, tablets, MP3 devices, etc.
A hundred years from now, when the histories of the computer industry are written, people like Steve Jobs, Larry Page and Jeff Bezos will be shown to have had a bigger impact overall.
But once an electric outlet becomes standardized,
God didn’t make children to be plugs in a socket or to be plugged in like plugs in a government standardized hole.
However...One thing is very standardized already in the government SS indoctrination camps ( Single-payer, Socialist-entitlement “schools”).
EVERY government owned and run K-12 school in this nation is godless in its worldview, curriculum, and school policies. It isn’t religiously neutral but it is standard. The children **will** learn to think and reason godlessly. They must just to cooperate while in the godless classroom. How could it be otherwise?
The problem with common core is that it is not just a set of common and basic standards. That’s the marketing spin but it’s a lie. Instead it’s a command and control system the covers almost every aspect of education.
Contracts for these “digital tools” will be parceled out to insiders and the outcome will be much like the Obamacare exchange.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) accused President Barack Obama of wanting to “bully” states into adopting a Common Core system that would federalize education and eventually empower bureaucracies, instead of local governments, as it imposes top-down standards.
“He wants to control everything,” Bridenstine said.
Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution enumerates federal powers. Education is not among the enumerated powers and, thus, is left to the states or the people as required by the 10th Amendment. Additionally, there are longstanding federal statutes that explicitly prohibit using the federal bureaucracy to control education within the states. Presidents from both parties have violated these statutes.
Actually, the quote you’re commenting on is not from the poster but Gates.
“My question is this... What will happen to the students and people who refuse to be cookie-cutter products?”
They will flunk out, just has always been the case.
“Bill Gates, the multi billionaire who does not have an earned college degree or teaching certificate, never taught a day in the classroom, never worked in an educational system or one room school house “
Sounds like some damn fine credentials if you ask me!
No teaching certificate? Horrors.
How about no parenting certificate, as in a man who has shirked his responsibility to take on his role as a father?
I smell compensatory behavior, maybe there is an aborted Gates Jr. in his past. Now he’s gonna make up for his failure to form a family by messing with ours.
He’s a genius, right?
I knew of a commie history teacher who uses Howard Zinn’s curriculum in class.
Not if one is trying to brainwash minds and end up with slaves to government.
The common core issue is federalizing schools further....more than anything
But why schools do not perform has much more to do with families or lack of today than the schools
Why nobody here gets this is a sickness and betrays what is our fundamental undoing
Our unwillingness to confront sad truths about our culture and groups that fail....and why they fail
Yes public schools are more liberal but so are nearly all private schools
Progressive political correctness over history ..race....gender...religion...permeates all education and those who run it
I guarantee you even Hillsdale is PC about racial empirically observed issues
This infection is like the Borg....and there is no cure.....not even home school
Only cure is a hard reset and what comes from that is anybody’s guess.
I’ve been dealing with this 20 years and another 15 to go
Political correctness killed it....sure as a hydrogen bomb.
That and the dissolution of the traditional family and values
I was basically scorched for saying the same yesterday.
Common Core shows just how liberals fail to think. They really are the dumbest people in any room, even in a mental retardation center.
He thinks spraying crap into the atmosphere is a good idea too..
Interesting how Gates has neither a college degree nor a teaching license but is given control over education reform, yet lack of these credentials are used against those who choose to home school.
I’ve been noticing a fixation with groupthink from all the futurists in recent years. They seem to feel that all problems can be solved if all the people would forget their own petty wants and desires and concentrate on what our betters think is important.
It actually does make some sense but is unworkable because were aren’t ants and don’t think for the hive.
Liberals are Marxists. Marxist thinking was around long before Karl Marx. They have always thought that the hive is more important than the individual. They do that because they are physically weak and feeble minded and think others should take care of them like mommy and daddy did.
Libs are quick to point out Scott Walker doesn’t have college degree yet they believe Bill Gates, who doesn’t have a degree, on education
Many years ago my Mother told me just because a person makes a LOT of MONEY doesn't mean they KNOW anything.
In regard to Gates, my Mama was CORRECT.
Tell the PC bootlickers here to bugger off
I do and don’t many like to go heads up.
Plus you find out who’s real
We have a slew of whitelandia dummies here and some peace corps kumbaya sorts
Admit when wrong but never back down
Rainy TN regards
Mouse land bound with Wifey and 3 boys under 13
Pass that xanax please