Can GE Help Bring Common Core Standards to Life? | Bellwether Education Partners Skip to main content

Publication

You are here

Can GE Help Bring Common Core Standards to Life?

By Andrew J. Rotherham
Publication

This morning the GE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the multinational General Electric Company, announced a landmark $18 million investment to support state implementation of the new Common Core standards and train teachers how to use them. It is sure to set off alarm bells among critics of education reform who worry that too many companies are trying to treat school productivity like a business problem. But the truth is the GE gift is a reminder of how rare meaningful corporate involvement actually is.

Read the full column at TIME.com