Monday, January 28, 2013

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & Common Core

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is funding many aspects of Common Core and the Gate's far left agenda is found throughout the curriculum. In an interview with Bill Moyers, Bill Gates talks about how his foundational views were formed around the dinner table,

GATES: When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that. And so it's fascinating. At the dinner table my parents are very good at sharing the things that they were doing. And almost treating us like adults, talking about that. My mom was on the United Way group that decides how to allocate the money and looks at all the different charities and makes the very hard decisions about where that pool of funds is going to go. So I always knew there was something about really educating people and giving them choices in terms of family size.

In the same interview Gates blames capitalism for the deaths of children in poor countries (that BTW don't even come close to practicing capitalism.)

MOYERS: What does it say to you that half of all 15 year olds in South Africa and Zimbabwe could lose their lives to AIDS? What does it say to you that 11 million children, roughly, die every year from preventable diseases? What does it say to you that of the 4 million babies who die within their first month, 98 percent are from poor countries? What do those statistics tell you about the world? GATES: It really is a failure of capitalism. You know capitalism is this wonderful thing that motivates people, it causes wonderful inventions to be done. But in this area of diseases of the world at large, it's really let us down.

And what is it that Gates is suggesting here?

MOYERS: What is your answer to how it is that the resources of the world are so misallocated?
GATES: It's a mistake. MOYERS: But somebody has to make a mistake. Who makes it? GATES: I think we make it every day by thinking that national borders are you know allow huge inequities to exist across those borders. And I do think this next century, hopefully, will be about a more global view.   In his TED speech in 2010, Innovating  to Zero, Gates talks about his goal of lowering the total population by 10-15%.

Do the values of the Gates foundation represent Utah? No! Repeal Common Core and repeal this far left influence on the curriculum.

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