No more United Way contributions for me!
United Way Worldwide offers the following as its mission statement:
United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.
Our mission: To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.
The goal of the United Way is to “advance the common good.”
As of June 2014, it is an organization that is “advancing” a new “common”:
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Yep. That’s right.
And one guess who forked over $1.2 million to make that happen.
Straight from the Gates Grants search engine:
Date: June 2014
Purpose: to build support for the Common Core State Standards by engaging stakeholders and community leaders nationally and locally
In a March 2014 interview, Lyndsey Layton of the Washington Post questioned Gates’ motives in financing CCSS…
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