It's easy to look at the individual things that are happening in our country as just that: individual things. However, that would also be quite naïve. In a recent push in our public schools to "achieve equity" and "dismantle racism" you see a lot of the same narratives, even in separate school districts across the country that seemingly have nothing to do with each other other than the fact that they're schools.
This deep dive will explore changes being made to Virginia's school curriculum that aims to rid its educational system of any advanced math courses for primary school students before grade 11. The reasoning behind this is to make education more equitable for all students, going on to say that students must "give up their privilege" to make it happen.
This language has been bought and paid for primarily by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (who else could be behind it at this point, really?). If you didn't know already, Bill Gates was also the nearly-singular force behind the funding and political push to get our nation's K-12 educational system onto Common Core. And now he's behind the new 'racial equity' push set out to "challenge the ways that math is used to uphold capitalist, imperialist, and racist views."
Why does this matter?
Bill Gates is the second largest funder of the United Nations. Second only to the United States (yes, the entire country) alone. His vision for this earth aligns greatly with the "Sustainable Development" model and Agenda 2030 touted by the UN, which derives directly from Agenda 21. And no, Agenda 21 is not a "conspiracy theory." It's real, and anyone who tries to convince you otherwise is a liar and a snake.
By radically changing the way our children are educated, we also change the way they think. The way they see themselves within this world, and the way they interact with those who see it differently. It would be genius if it weren't evil.
At a glance, it seems that the people involved in the shift in our educational system have nothing to do with Gates. However, if you dive deep into the organizations and people pushing it, you'll find ties and thought processes shared by the same small cluster of globalist organizations and their ultra-wealthy lackeys. Namely: The United Nations, The World Economic Forum, and Bill Gates, along with a slew of nonprofits that surround and support them filled with globalist sycophants.
A few days ago I decided to plot out a rudimentary map of the web of connections to make sure I wasn't just crazy.
I'm not. See below:
So, without further ado, this is the story of how the Globalist cabal took complete control of America's educational system without anyone noticing it happened. You can click the sections below to skip around this deep dive, or read it all as a whole. Enjoy!
A few days ago, an insane headline caught my eye:
After reading it several times, I moved on to the article... and what happened after that can only be described as me taking a swan dive down a very deep and convoluted rabbit hole. And I've come out on the other side with my mind absolutely blown.
Have you ever asked yourself where these increasingly ridiculous educational standards keep coming from? How it could possibly have gotten this bad so fast? It didn't just happen overnight. A decade of incremental changes to our public education system have taken us from mediocre to embarrassing. Different aptitudes among students in math class is now racist.
Below is a clip shown on 'The Ingraham Angle,' appearing on April 23, 2021, which gives a brief but quite thorough overview of the subject matter:
Bill Gates and Equity in Education
You see the new woke paradigm creeping in all over, and a lot of it originates from and extends outward from Bill Gates's own backyard in Seattle.
Seattle schools teaching K-5 students to pick their genders and to disrupt the nuclear family.
Blatantly anti-police and pro-BLM lessons.
Encouraging students to donate to riot bail funds.
He doesn't just exist in close proximity to these radical changes to America's educational system, however. He also funds a significant portion of it, both directly and indirectly.
With relevance to the specific topic at hand of Virginia removing its advanced tracking curriculum from its schools, Bill Gates directly funds the organization EquitableMath–which in its own 82 page manifesto says it seeks to:
"Identify and challenge the ways that math is used to uphold capitalist, imperialist, and racist views." It also says it will "expose students to mathematicians of color, particularly women of color and queer mathematicians of color."
You see right there at the bottom of the page? "We also wish to thank the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for their generous financial support of this project." As far as can be gleaned from a scroll through the website, they very well might be the only financiers of the project as well.
The Virginia Department of Education, which is pushing to eliminate advanced placement courses for its students in the name of equity, cites that exact organization in a Facebook post, seen below:
Typically in the past, whenever massive pushes for education reform come along, the argument made is based on American students falling behind students in other countries. Now, the argument is only focused on American students falling behind other students, so the international competition angle seems to have been largely abandoned.
There's a lot more to it than just this, but we'll get into that in a bit.
Virginia's Math Program: Equity, Not Equality
Virginia redesigned their K-12 math education program in a way that seeks to 'improve equity in mathematics learning opportunities. This was partially brought about by the Virginia Mathematics Pathway Initiative, as well as the Conference Board of Mathematic Sciences.
The full webinar can be seen below of the special committee meeting held on April 20, 2021, in which Leslie Sale, director of the Virginia Education Department’s office of policy, announced the effort to reconfigure Virginia's graduation requirements. The video below is queued up to the moment Sale speaks on equity and de-tracking students from advanced courses:
At the 1:26:26 mark, Sale says, 'This is about how and where graduation requirements can operate as a lever for equity. So, first, we’re going to start with the possibility of consolidating the standard and advanced studies diploma.' The end result of that being if there are no advanced diplomas, there are no advanced courses.
Ian Serotkin, a member of the Loudon County School Board, expressed his dismay on Facebook:
"[A]s currently planned, this initiative will eliminate ALL math acceleration prior to 11th grade. That is not an exaggeration, nor does there appear to be any discretion in how local districts implement this. All 6th graders will take Foundational Concepts 6. All 7th graders will take Foundational Concepts 7. All 10th graders will take Essential Concepts 10. Only in 11th and 12th grade is there any opportunity for choice in higher math courses."
The VMPI is a sort of Frankenstein of all the worst ideas in the new era of woke schooling combined with over-simplified goals and the essence of Common Core. In the top left corner of the PDF below is the supporting infographic provided by the VMPI to map out their goals. In it, you'll see "Virginia's 5 Cs" which are said to "focus on core skills" to prepare "future-ready graduates."
But what determines a future-ready graduate in this new world of equity?
It's not a world where students who are performing at higher levels are offered classes at higher levels early on. It's also not a world where uncomfortable realities are dealt with in a firm and mature manner.
Instead, all methods of lifting up advanced students to prepare them for universities that are significantly more academically challenging than your average state university or community college are gone. Any potential for getting placed in a class with that mindset are removed until 11th grade.
Giving Up "Privilege" - The Message at the Heart of the Virginia Mathematics Pathways Initiative
A lot of highly-manufactured reasoning goes into this. The VMPI (the group behind the proposed curriculum change) cites a report written by the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics (NCSM) on de-tracking mathematics in K-12 education:
"Dividing students into separate classes based on levels of achievement leads to segregation, dead-end pathways, and low-quality experiences that disproportionately affect minority students."
On page 3 of the report it says: "Those that have been privileged by the current system must be willing to give up that privilege for more equitable schooling." So it does at least acknowledge the fact that advanced students will be losing out under this program.
Then on page 5: "Universities, colleges, and community colleges should continue to refine admissions language that better align with standards." So instead of working to get students into universities based on THEIR standards, the new expectation is for universities to also cave to the racial equity agenda.
You can view and download the entire paper below:
In one of the report's cited supporting documents, "Equity-Directed Instructional Practices: Beyond the Dominant Perspective," the pervasive expectation for teachers is for them to be hyper aware of everyone's race at all times. Not only that, but it should be mentioned as often as possible and incorporated with social justice and politics.
Whiteness is blinding. [Teachers] avoided addressing issues of power and social justice in the content of their mathematics lessons.
Whiteness ideologies become amplified when an achievement lens is used to measure the quality of teaching in urban schools.
So achievement is not the goal. The goal is turning out a group of social justice anti-racist students who don't focus on achievement as a driving factor for their behaviors.
In the committee meeting highlighted on the Ingraham Angle, Leslie Sale emphasizes the viewpoints expressed are in alignment with the recommendations from the African-American Superintendents Advisory Council, which is based in Virginia.
The AASAC provides a report titled "Navigating Equity" discussing the issues with racism in Virginia schools, and buried within it are some very interesting little tidbits, including the admission that it's NOT just about "White supremacy." They are focused on the high achievement rate of Asian students as well:
Authors and contributors of this report include:
Ibram X. Kendi, author of such classics as "How to Be An Antiracist" and "Antiracist Baby." He was a speaker at Socialism 2018, giving a speech titled, "Stamped from the Beginning: The Long and Enduring History of Racist Ideas in America." He also recently insisted that Ma'Khia Bryant, the girl who was shot by a police officer in Ohio while trying to stab another girl, wouldn't have died if she were rich and white.
Bettina Love, who advocates for the total dismantling of the education system to replace it with "abolitionist teaching." That is to say, schooling that revolves around systemic racism, police brutality, and social justice issues. She also focuses on Hip Hop education, queer youth, and Hip Hop feminism.
New America, a group that has received millions of dollars from the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, and whose board of directors and leadership council at one point or another includes, to name just a few:
Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google
Ted Halstead, founder of the Climate Leadership Council
Jonathan Soros, President and Co-Deputy Chairman of Soros Fund Management
Other Bill & Melinda Gates Education Equity Initiatives
Produced this short brief in 2006 titled "Improving Math Performance" which touts equity-based education program models.
Founding funders of Strong Start to Finish, that seeks to "direct the future of higher education to create equity."
A lot of these programs reach back to the time when Bill Gates was implementing Common Core standards nationwide and extend to today.
Why Won't Anyone Criticize Bill Gates?
I've read many articles (a lot of them linked within this one) on the push for antiracist and equity-based educational reform in the United States. But precious few even mention the philanthropies pushing it.
Why is that? Many people, left and right, consider it unseemly to criticize nonprofits and foundations, excusing their actions because they "do good work." Even leftists steer away from it, and true leftists (not the identity politics obsessed ones) tend to rage against big money in anything. The essence being that they do good work in Africa or with poor people, so we should just leave them alone.
But the Gates Foundation has created a lot of the same issues in health funding as it has within education reform. I won't even get into Covid funding, that would take an article in itself. Let's take as an example, the Gates Foundation's projects to eradicate malaria.
On February 16, 2008, the New York Times reported on a memo it obtained, written by Dr. Arata Kochi, head of the World Health Organization’s malaria programs, to the WHO’s director general, Margaret Chan. The Gates Foundation was funding almost everyone studying malaria, Dr. Arata complained, so the very cornerstone of scientific research—independent review—was falling apart.
Many of the world’s leading malaria scientists are now “locked up in a ‘cartel’ with their own research funding being linked to those of others within the group,” Dr. Kochi wrote. Because “each has a vested interest to safeguard the work of the others,” he wrote, getting independent reviews of research proposals “is becoming increasingly difficult.”
In a study reviewing how national media outlets (the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, and Associated Press) portrayed the educational activities of major foundations (Gates, Broad, Walton, Annenberg, and Milken) from 1995 to 2005, the study revealed “thirteen positive articles for every critical account.”
Bill Gates, the report claims, “who has regular access to world leaders and is in effect personally bankrolling hundreds of universities, international organizations, NGOs and media outlets, has become the single most influential voice in international development.”
Media Bought and Paid For
In October 2010, the Columbia Journalism Review ran a two-part investigation by Robert Fortner into “the implications of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s increasingly large and complex web of media partnerships.”
The first part dealt with a partnership between PBS NewsHour and the Gates Foundation formed in 2008. It describes how PBS NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez wrote a proposal for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation resulting in $3.6 million of funding for PBS programming on global health. One of the topics covered? Malaria elimination in Tanzania, which targets specific regions rather than worldwide eradication, "which is more difficult and controversial."
Suarez covered the development of a malaria vaccine in Tanzania, funded by the Gates Foundation, which Fortner says, "would never have taken place absent Gates Foundation support."
The vaccine was developed by PATH (Program for Appropriate Technology in Health), another Gates-funded program in its Malaria Vaccine Initiative. Thereby making the event, its coverage, and the reporter all part of Gates Foundation money.
In a editorial published in the Lancet in 2009, written well before Gates seemingly took complete control over everything written about medicine around the world, the author writes: "The concern expressed to us by many scientists who have long worked in low-income settings is that important health programmes are being distorted by large grants from the Gates Foundation. For example, a focus on malaria in areas where other diseases cause more human harm creates damaging perverse incentives for politicians,
policy makers, and health workers. In some countries, the valuable resources of the Foundation are being wasted and diverted from more urgent needs."
One year later, in a complete 180 turn, the Lancet assisted in installing the Gates-funded Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) as de facto arbiter of progress on the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). IHME is funded by a ten-year, $105 million grant from the Gates Foundation. And now, the IHME is responsible for the hysteria surrounding the original Covid-19 predictive models. Hmm.
Another article published in the Los Angeles Times in 2007 details how a mother in Lesotho lost her baby who asphyxiated, due to a lack of oxygen valves in the hospital that cost $35. The Gates Foundation had given $650 million to the Global Fund, but oxygen valves weren't on the list of priorities for the fund’s grants to Lesotho. It goes on to say:
"Gates-funded vaccination programs have instructed caregivers to ignore -- even discourage patients from discussing -- ailments that the vaccinations cannot prevent. This is especially harmful in outposts where a visit to a clinic for a shot is the only contact some villagers have with healthcare providers for years."
The absolute disaster that is health programs devoting over 50% of their total funds to AIDs in countries where less than 3% of the population is infected, while children die from a lack of $35 oxygen tubes cannot be overstated. And the response from Gates's Global Fund is borderline evil: "We are a global fund for AIDS, TB and malaria. We are not a global fund that funds local health."
The Gates Foundation directs the funds, the research, the local economy, and everything else to three things, and ignores the rest. And in fact, in many cases, one could argue they are the cause of the other things falling to the wayside so badly.
The Gates Foundation has also financed ABC News for its coverage of Gates Foundation goings-on. Insanity, when you think of the implications that has for today—in a story that miraculously can no longer be found on the New York Times's website unless you search with an archiver. Wonder why that is?
Another investigation uncovered that The Guardian is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a vehicle to promote the Millennium Development Goals from the UN. We'll get to that in the next installment, however.
Gates has also been caught in the past trying to influence political efforts to extend the power and control of the mayor over New York City—in hopes to give Mike Bloomberg a third term—secretly bankrolling the group Learn-NY with $4 million dollars from his own pocket.
The vast majority of these writeups are over ten years old at this point, and a lot of them are completely wiped from the news sites, unless you know where exactly to find them and how to use an archiver. Nowadays, it's all puff pieces and glowing praise.
People have completely lost their spines!
As someone who speaks out regularly against the actions of Bill Gates and foundations as a whole, I ask:
Why should a small group of individuals, families, and foundations be allowed to exercise brute force via money to enact their overwhelming—and more often than not, extremely toxic—influence over the ways in which our country is run? And specifically in this case, why should they have any more of a say than the rest of us on how our public schools are managed and our students are taught? Most of them have never stepped foot in a public school and are extraordinarily out of touch with the average American. How do they assume they know any better at all?
An Overview of the Gates Foundation's Involvement in School Reform
From 2000 to 2010, Gates and his foundation spent nearly $4 billion promoting his personal education agenda. At first the agenda sought to close large schools and reopen smaller ones in their place. Then it encouraged the widespread growth of charter schools. And finally, it wanted to link teacher evaluations and pay to standardized testing scores. It can only be described as one disaster after the next.
Smaller Schools, Not Smaller Class Sizes
In 2000, the Gates Foundation spent hundreds of millions of dollars on its first big project: trying to revitalize U.S. high schools by making them smaller. In a 2005 speech Bill Gates even called them "obsolete." However, later he and the foundation would concede that student body size has little effect on achievement.
Retroactively, a Wharton School statistician named Howard Wainer suggested the Gates Foundation may have misread the numbers when it made the decision to focus on smaller schools: According to Wainer, they'd overlooked a troublesome fact: Small schools are overrepresented among the lowest as well as highest achievers. Why? Because the smaller a school, the more likely its overall performance can be skewed by a few good or bad students.
In 2001, then-principal of Denver's Manual High School, Nancy Sutton, applied for a Gates Foundation grant to break up Manual into three small schools, seeing as at the time he was doling out millions and millions of dollars in small school reform. She said, "[w]e had kids coming in who were reading at a fourth-grade level ," and thought it might give them a shot at improving the quality of her student's education.
However, the funds were not managed properly and went to the wrong things:
And minority parents began withdrawing their students in a hurry. In one particular week, six parents, most of them African-American, withdrew their kids.
“They said, ‘I don’t want my children to go to a school that has no diversity,”‘ Marsha Pointer, the assistant principal, said. “‘You have no Anglo students, you don’t have AP classes. I don’t want my kids to go here.’ And I couldn’t argue with them.”
By 2005, the dropout rate at Manual High School was more than 75%. All three schools closed by 2006.
In a speech given in 2008, Gates conceded that, "[s]imply breaking up existing schools into smaller units often did not generate the gains we were hoping for."
It would later turn out that in 2002, the Gates Foundation had commissioned a survey that asked teachers and parents about their views on small schools. The vast majority of parents and teachers responded that they believed class size was more important over school size, but the Gates Foundation was not deterred from moving forward its goal anyways.
Tying Teacher Pay to Standardized Test Scores
In 2007, Gates appointed Vicki Phillips—who served as Secretary of Education for the State of Pennsylvania and superintendent of schools in Portland, Oregon—to guide the foundation down a new path. Phillips swung the foundation behind the next big plan in education reform—evaluating teachers based on student test score gains.
The plan made a strong recommendation seemingly borrowed from corporate America: Teachers who ranked in the bottom quarter after their first two years in the classroom should be fired. A new evaluation system was also proposed: 40% of the teacher's evaluation grade would come from student learning gains, measured by standardized tests. The other 60% would come from observations by their school's principal and from teachers from elsewhere in the district.
After that, after the election of Barack Obama, came the push to Common Core.
Common Core Standards Initiative
Common core, of course, is the complete upheaval of the primary educational system in the United States in 2010 that was adopted across 43 states. The goal was to create a national standard for schools to follow that would keep definitions for what it meant to be proficient in a subject the same no matter where a student is located. Something little-discussed (but incredibly important to know) is the fact that Common Core exists almost exclusively because of Bill Gates.
Quoting the above article, Bill Gates was able to pull off implementing Common Core by spreading money across the political spectrum, "to entities including the big teachers unions, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association, and business organizations such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — groups that have clashed in the past but became vocal backers of the standards."
And unfortunately for teachers, it didn't really matter if they liked the new standards or not, which led to protests, seen here:
"Money flowed to policy groups on the right and left, funding research by scholars of varying political persuasions who promoted the idea of common standards. Liberals at the Center for American Progress and conservatives affiliated with the American Legislative Exchange Council who routinely disagree on nearly every issue accepted Gates money and found common ground on the Common Core.
One 2009 study, conducted by the conservative Thomas B. Fordham Institute with a $959,116 Gates grant, described the proposed standards as being “very, very strong” and “clearly superior” to many existing state standards."
Common Core was brought into existence by Barack Obama's appointee for U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, who was the former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, who embraced the partnership with the Gates Foundation whole-heartedly.
Here’s a quick look at Duncan's top executives in the Department Of Education:
Margot Rogers, Duncan's chief of staff, served in multiple roles at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, including deputy director of education, special assistant to the director of education, and also served on the education division’s investment committee and strategic leadership team.
Joanne Weiss, Rogers's replacement, came from a major Gates grantee, the New Schools Venture Fund. She also held a role at the Gates Foundation, where she supported the K-12 Team in the design and execution of its education strategy.
Russlyn Ali, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights worked for the Broad, LA, Unified School District and the Gates-funded Education Trust
Charles P. Rose, General Counsel, was a founding board member of another major Gates grantee, Advance Illinois
James Shelton, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement, worked for both Gates and the New Schools Venture Fund
Race to the Top
In 2009, the federal government made $4.35 billion in Race to the Top awards available—and favored applicants that agreed to link teacher pay to test score gains, increase the number of charter schools, and adopt common curriculum standards.
After essentially setting the priorities for the administration, the Gates Foundation stepped in and “helped” states write their applications for the “Race to the Top” funds. Along the way, numerous states, in the midst of plunging tax revenues, changed their laws on charter schools and teacher evaluation to qualify for these funds—another now largely seen as failed Gates initiative.
At the time, an expert panel from the National Academy of Sciences pointed out that there was no research backing this agenda, and urged caution before the federal government essentially bribed cash-strapped states to enact its provisions.
Educate to Innovate
Yet again, another program that ensures the Gates Foundation and the United States government has more and more overlap, lining the pockets of Gates-aligns allies.
From a Gates Foundation press release:
“For too long, private investors have been the only ones to seek out and invest in big ideas still operating on a small scale,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “The Department of Education is now taking its cue from these foundations and investing $650 million in innovation, which the foundations will leverage through their $500 million commitment. This historic coordinated effort between the Department of Education and philanthropy will provide more than $1 billion for innovation in education in 2010.”
The Common Core Results
Common Core has been a complete and utter failure. Since it began, slow but steady yearly gains in math and reading have been turned into sustained national declines in student achievement.
So with Common Core an utter failure, the Gates Foundation has moved to its latest obsession: Equity.
It's Common Core... but even worse!
Gates has dismissed suggestions that he is motivated by self-interest: “I believe in the Common Core because of its substance and what it will do to improve education,” he said. “And that’s the only reason I believe in the Common Core.”
However, at the time of its implementation, Bill and Melinda Gates, the Obamas, and Arne Duncan were parents of school-age children... and of course, their children didn't attend a public school subjected to Common Core standards.
But Bill Gates thinks we should just shut up and be grateful.
“This is about giving money away. This is philanthropy. This is trying to make sure students have the kind of opportunity I had . . . and it’s almost outrageous to say otherwise, in my view.”
For being a person who doles out his opinions whether people want them or not, he sure can't take... any criticism. At all.
To Wrap it Up
There you have it. An overview of the Gates Foundation's reach into kid's schools, equity programs, "grassroots" racial justice teachings, media buyouts, and the basics of Common Core.
On the next one, we will move deeper into Gates's data mining ventures, his obsession with the UN's SDGs, the Club of Rome, the globalist plan to continue indoctrinating children into their Green Eco-Fascist state, and to keep normalizing globalist control one generation after the next.
In the meantime you might also like:
- My research into Pete Buttigieg's Eco-Communist ties.
- Bill Gates's product placement company that owns the majority of our media.
- Bill Gates's pandemic simulation, Clade X.
And one final note:
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