Teachers, don't worry that your accountability will be based on assessments not yet written to be taught from curriculum not yet available and tests mandated to be taken on computers that are non-existent. Bill Gates wants you to buy into his vision. He's "here to help you". It's sort of like "it's for the kids". From foundationcenter.org:
Gates Foundation Seeks Proposals to Accelerate Common Core Implementation Across Teacher Networks
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting proposals from organizations, primarily those that consider themselves to be networks of teachers, to support implementation of Common Core State Standards in literacy and mathematics.
Through its Shifting into High Gear: Accelerating the Common Core Through Teacher Networks initiative, the foundation will award grants ranging from $100,000 to $250,000 to organizations working to accelerate implementation of the Common Core across a robust teacher network. Priority will be given to innovative approaches which create scalable solutions that travel across networks quickly and broadly.
To be eligible, organizations must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, as part of their core mission, organizations must actively engage large numbers of teachers around educational topics, issues, practices, research, and/or reform.
For eligibility and application guidelines, see the Gates Foundation Web site.
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