“Thirty pieces of silver” is not worth undermining democratic rights and free universal public education. 'TNTP only exists because billionaires have financed them. The last tax return from TNTP (Sep. 2017) listed the top 12 paid employees and all of them made more than $200,000 per year. Before the billionaire driven push to privatize public education a “non-profit” company like TNTP would have gotten no consideration for training teachers because they were unqualified. TNTP says it has laudable goals but why would any school district or state education department turn to an organization with minimal academic background and experience to train teachers and school leaders? If policy makers in New York wanted to create and alternative teacher certification path, they would have turned to an established institution like Columbia University’s Teachers College.'