The big mystery: rich people who undermine good education

There are many education critics or analysts who think they see a convergence at the very top of the society: rich capitalists somehow on the same page with far-left ideologues. Does that make sense?

 But what exactly is a Bill Gates? He gave $1 billion, give or take, to force Common Core on the country. Many people think this will make the country dumber, despite all the rosy claims. But what's in it for Bill Gates? 

 My suspicion is that the public schools could NOT be so successfully dumbed down unless there are a lot of people at the top who more or less agree that this is an acceptable plan. 

Which led me to ask the question: suppose you are a rich person… would you feel better knowing that the average guy is a dope??

I certainly don't. I want everybody to be educated to the maximum extent that they can handle it. Unfortunately, I think there are many extremely rich and powerful people who don't agree with that goal.

 Maybe a lot of rich people (being very self-absorbed) support destructive policies without even realizing it. In which case, they need to wake up to what they are participating in. Here is a short article discussing this very elusive point: do you feel safer knowing that others are ignorant and illiterate?

http://religion.rantrave.com/Rant/If-youre-rich-do-you-feel-SAFER-k...

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