(July 9, 2014) Teacher outrage stalls Bill Gates' Common Core push
Americans on all sides have rejected Common Core and expressed resentment for the role of the Gates Foundation in forcing it upon the already declining education system.
Opposition to Common Core has gained such momentum on all sides of the debate, and for various reasons, that major outlets are now telling Bill Gates to butt out of education, and instead go home with his billions.
Salon's Michael Mazenko wrote that "Bill Gates needs to drop his Common Core obsession" because he is 'catching hell on all sides.' What was a year ago only flack has now festered and erupted to the point that the Gates Foundation is being forced to backpedal and concede to opposition:
"It’s hard to envision Bill Gates not getting exactly what he wants, or backing down from anything. However, that was before he became the sugar daddy and primary backer of the Common Core State Standards, which have raised the ire of parents, students and educators in the past year.