My summify for 16 Jan 2012 America’s Teachers See Growing Poverty Up Close Sunday, January 15 2012 @TeacherArthurG — Naison writes: “We have a President who holds an ‘education summit’ that includes the nation’s top business leaders and foundation heads, but no teachers; we have billionaires lobbying to privatize education and break teachers […]

Bill Gates really has bought control of US education

Tweet by DianeRavitch Bill Gates really has bought control of US education: Not only in America, Microsoft also plays a large part in education departments and professional development in Australia! Behind Grass-Roots School Advocacy, Bill Gates By Guest SAM DILLON Published: May 21, 2011 INDIANAPOLIS — A handful of outspoken teachers helped persuade state […]

What will become of The Education Test Generation

What happens in the classroom when a state begins to evaluate all teachers, at every grade level, based on how well they “grow” their students’ test scores? Colorado is about to find out. “This is a high-anxiety district to work in,” said one elementary school writing instructor in his second year as a Teach for […]

Why Bill Gates (and Christopher Pyne!)are Wrong

Bill Gates in his Washington Post article,  How Teacher Development Could Revolutionize Our Schools suggests that one approach is to get more students in front of top teachers by identifying the top 25 percent of teachers and asking them to take on four or five more students. Part of the savings could then be […]

Warren Buffet and Bill Gates and 40 of America’s billionaires

Today Warren Buffet and Bill Gates convinced 40 of America’s billionaires to donate a minimum of 50 % of their wealth to worthy causes.

Bill Gates on School

Gates Foundation has committed $19.5 million to the development and piloting of new instructional tools and assessments. The money is intended to help develop an array of teaching resources such as course outlines, diagnostic tools, and assessments. It also will be used to find ways to establish how well the standards reflect college-level expectations. Teachers […]