Reader: Does Funding Explain EWA Support for Common Core?

Diane Ravitch's blog

A reader of the blog who uses the name Democracy posted a comment in response to a post about the Education Writers Association. The post by testing expert Richard Phelps documented the extraordinarily one-sided agenda of EWA when presenting the Common Core.

Democracy explains the reason:

“I’ve been saying for a while now that education reporting is generally abysmal.

“The Education Writers Association claims that it provides ” high-quality education coverage.” Sometimes, it probably does. Many times it doesn’t come close.

“Which begs the question, why not?

“Perhaps it’s because it’s “generous support” comes from The Gates Foundation, the Dell Foundation, the Kern Foundation and the Walton Foundation, among others.

“The Gates Foundation is neck deep in education “reform,” corporate-style. SO are the others.

“For example, the Dell Foundation (think Dell computers) invests in charter schools and “data-driven education.” Its a primary backer of the National Math and Science Initiative…

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