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Bill Gates Stops Common Core Big Data Project Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 08:26 PM

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is facing growing criticism for endorsing Bill Gates' Common Core Big Data Initiative. Even New York State is rejecting the project.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, "The student data processing organization inBloom will shut down in the coming months, its chief executive officer said Monday following criticism that led to the recent loss of the startup's last active client — New York state."

CEO Ivan Streichenberger of InBloom is quoted as saying that, "It wasn't an easy decision and the unavailability of this technology is a real missed opportunity for teachers and school districts seeking to improve student learning."

According to the Houston Chronicle, "Launched in 2013 with $100 million in financing from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Carnegie Corp., the nonprofit's goal was to give educators a data-based tool to personalize instruction. InBloom, based in Atlanta, offered to store and synthesize student data, such as grades, disciplinary actions and disability records in cloud-based servers."

Jeb Bush's support for Common Core could haunt him when he campaigns for the GOP nomination for President in 2016.

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