|Credit: Yasmeen Khan, Schoolbook|
Common Core public awareness campaign costs $240,000;
funded with private money.Walcott said donor anonymous, but it's NOT Bloomberg
— Yasmeen Khan (@yasmeenkhan) April 15, 2013
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Why the secrecy? Is the Common Core now so controversial that even its billionaire supporters won’t announce their names?
I would hazard a guess that the funders are either Gates, Broad, Murdoch, Merryl Tisch or David Coleman himself.
This one most recalls the infamous “Keep it Going” subway and bus ads in 2007- 2008, when Bloomberg was pushing to renew mayoral control and was preparing to run for a third term. These so-called non-political ads were sponsored by the Fund for Public Schools, and cost at least $270,000; later revealed to be paid by Broad.