Steve Sailer writes:
It’s not sensible to bet the country on one educational fashion, as [Bill] Gates found in the previous decade when he wasted a fortune promoting the now-forgotten nostrum of that era, small learning communities.
On the other hand, Gates is by no means stupid, and he does learn from painful experience. So Trump shouldn’t assume that Gates’ Common Core hobbyhorse is necessarily as stupid as the fads that emerge from Ed schools. It’s not always prudent to go all-in on betting against Gates, who might decide he wants the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 when he’ll be 65. If Trump is successful as a businessman-turned-president, the Democrats might look to Gates as an even better businessman than Trump.