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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Emma Bloomberg Wants To Use Bribes, Er, Political Donations To Ensure Pols Stay Education Reform-Friendly

From a Forbes article on ways to make education better comes this:

Emma Bloomberg

SOURCE OF WEALTH: Inheritance (her father, Michael Bloomberg, is worth $36.5 billion)

HOW SHE SUPPORTS COMMON CORE/COLLEGE READINESS: Chairman, Stand for Children, Leadership for Educational Equity

“Essentially, Common Core is bringing our education system in line with the way the world works today standards intended to help address America’s lagging international tech scores, our inability to produce college and career-ready graduates and the growing inequality in educational opportunity, not just among socioeconomic classes but among states.

“Philanthropists need to rethink how we’re engaging in these problems. So far I think we’ve done too little to engage families and teachers and to ensure that they have what they need to help kids succeed. Second, we have been too focused on trying to solve education through the sainted lens of charitable giving and not focused enough on the more gritty lens of politics. I’m increasingly convinced that in addition to funding great schools and great teachers, training programs and other educational interventions, we need to step up our political giving. We ask our elected officials to stick their necks out for our kids, and then we don’t support them when our opponents try to tear them down. They need to know if they do what’s right we’ll be there to make sure they don’t lose their jobs.”

In short, Emma Bloomberg wants to carry on the fine family tradition of bribing people to do what a Bloomberg wants them to do.

That's what "step up our political giving" means - hand out more bribes.


  1. Emma Bloomberg (if born into any other typical family) would prob be working at Lord & Taylor or Macy's in retail or some fake fashion role within a store. She's got little talent but a whole lot of resources. She's a nobody.

  2. Emma who?? LOL and rolling over when these people such as "emma" try to suddenly trust themselves into the education field of play. Here is a woman who scorns her own father bloomterd but takes the money, does not work, rides horses all day and oh yeah, i believe she had a child whom I am sure will not attend any public school. America has become a country of kings and queens just like other cultures and this is the signal that the end is near, and the country has gone belly up no that we have these insane individuals such as bloomberg and moskowitch with the hedge fund jerks, etc. so sad...ok emma, what shall we do next to help the kids..cmon you know what to do.

  3. Really enjoyed reading this article - thanks for sharing! I recommend reading Tony Charalambides fundraising blog!