Gates’ money does what?
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Love him or hate him, is there anyone or anything that Gates’ global reach hasn’t touched? Gates’ money seemingly buys influence and seemingly opens doors everywhere. In the last year alone Gates has courted both sides of the aisle, speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative in September 2015, (donating 47 different grants to Clinton initiatives in recent years) and as Washington Post’s Valerie Strauss reports, Gates tried (unsuccessfully?) to persuade the Koch brothers, to side with him on Common Core in December 2015. Apparently, investing Billions of dollars buys a lot of clout in the policy making world. In fact, Gates believes that it is the role of the philanthropist foundations to give money to government and then direct them how to spend it.
So Big Money directs government policy, everyone’s got a price?
All roads seem to lead to Gates MONEY and DATA.
To see likely legislation in your state’s future, look at how Gates is investing money, via the Gates Foundation Awarded Grants page. We have posted a few recent grants awarded below, but please, see for yourself in this searchable data base:
SEE HOW GATES GIVES…
Try searching for yourself. Try “workforce”, “Chamber of Commerce”, “Gallup”, “competency” , “behavioral”, “Emotional”, “collaborative”, “human capital”, or search for your state. You might be like Kentucky whose Department of Education. KY the first state to adopt Common Core and still not showing positive results, KY just received $6.6 Million to further prop up Common Core.
Follow the Money for yourself here in the searchable data base.