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Despite Gates' Denial, Microsoft Will Benefit from Common Core

How Tech Giant Microsoft Will Benefit from Common Core

How can tech giants such as Microsoft benefit from the Common Core? Lyndsey Layton of The Washington Post asked Microsoft founder Bill Gates this very question. 

In the interview, Layton asked Gates what his personal interest is in Common Core, and the conversation got a little heated. 

"...I hope I can make this clear, I believe in Common Core because of its substance and what it will do to improve education, and that's the only reason I believe in Common Core," said Gates. "[My foundation's efforts are purely] philanthropy. This is trying to make sure students have the kind of opportunity I had."

Valerie Strauss, education reporter for The Post, reviewed the interview and argued that despite Gates' claims, Microsoft does have business interests in the Common Core.

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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