Bill Gates Spent More Than $200 Million to Promote Common Core. Here’s Where it Went.

The Gates foundation has bankrolled a sprawling network of groups to advance the standards.


Source: Gates Foundation Photograph: Win McNamee

When it comes to putting your money where your mouth is, few organizations can match the sheer weight of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Longtime education benefactors, the couple has poured more than $200 million into the Common Core cause over the last several years. Below is the last few years’ worth of individual grants.

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