[Susan notes: David Brooks reveals himself to be lazier than usual. The column isn't worth posting, but I did think it worth my while to complain to the New York Times.]
To the editor
In When the Circus Descends" David Brooks makes no distinction between opinion-for-hire and impartial research. The pro-Common Core groups cited by Brooks all received millions of dollars from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their Common Core work. Brooks carefully avoids the irrefutable evidence of coercion and bribery practiced by the US Department of Education to force states to sign on to the Common Core.
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