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Bill Gates on His Role in Bringing Common Core to Fruition

Photo Courtesy of World Economic Forum and The Washington Post analysis of Gates Foundation Data

Bill Gates sat down with Lyndsey Layton of The Washington Post to detail how he was able to help push the Common Core Standards from their birth in 2008, to the widespread implementation of the present. 

"The country as a whole has a huge problem that low-income kids get less good education than suburban kids get," said Gates. "Education can get better. Some people may not believe that. Education can change. We can do better."

As of 2014, most states have adopted Common Core Standards. IN, OK and SC have, however, have passed legislation essentially repealing the standards they had previously put in place.

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Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor

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