Common Core’s Corporate Relations with Pearson and Teach for America (TFA)
by Michelle Maher, Ph.D.
Diane Ravitch’s new book Reign of Error outlines how hedge fund managers and investment advisors have organized a corporate takeover of public education, with dismal results. This blog points to which organizations that have invested in the Common Core/Race to the Top educational reforms. In other words, it names the organizations who have a financial stake or relationship with Pearson and Teach for America, two central aspects of the high-stakes testing and the replacement of teachers.
AT&T—donor for Teach for America
Bank of America—Corporate Partner/Sponsor/Supporter/Investor with TFA
Bertelsman (and by extension Time Warner, Sony, BMG)—Pearson Board Member’s Corporate Relationship
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—Pearson Board Member’s Corporate Relationship
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona—donor for Teach for America
British Petroleum—Pearson Board Member’s Corporate Relationship
Cisco—Corporate Partner/Sponsor/Supporter/Investor with TFA
Citigroup, Citibank, CitiCorp —Pearson Board Member’s Corporate Relationship
Coca-Cola Foundation—Corporate Partner/Sponsor/Supporter/Investor with TFA
Credit Suisse Americas Foundation—Corporate Partner/Sponsor/Supporter/Investor with TFA
General Mills Foundation—donor for Teach for America
Goldman Sachs Gives—donor for Teach for America
ExxonMobil Foundation—donor for Teach for America
FedEx Corporation—donor for Teach for America
Fidelity Investments/Internation—Corporate Partner/Sponsor/Supporter/Investor with TFA
Freddie Mac Foundation—donor for Teach for America
The Hartford—donor for Teach for America
Hellman Family Foundation—donor for Teach for America
Hewlett-Packard—donor for Teach for America
Hostess Brands—Corporate Partner/Sponsor/Supporter/Investor with TFA
JPMorgan Chase—donor for Teach for America
Lowe’s—Corporate Partner/Sponsor/Supporter/Investor with TFA
Monsanto—donor for Teach for America
Morgan Stanley—donor for Teach for America
Nokia Corporation —Pearson Board Member’s Corporate Relationship
Pearson: Always Learning
Penguin Random House —Pearson Board Member’s Corporate Relationship
PGA Tour—donor for Teach for America
Power-GEn—Pearson Board Member’s Corporate Relationship
Seventh Generation—Corporate Partner/Sponsor/Supporter/Investor with TFA
SurveyMonkey—Corporate Partner/Sponsor/Supporter/Investor with TFA
Symantec Foundation—donor for Teach for America
U.S. Bank—donor for Teach for America
Wells Fargo—Corporate Partner/Sponsor/Supporter/Investor with TFA
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. —Corporate Partner/Sponsor/Supporter/Investor with TFA
Visa, Inc. —Corporate Partner/Sponsor/Supporter/Investor with TFA
Yale University—donor for Teach for America
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