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.