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Contrarians At The Gates


I don't see this as bold leadership at all; after pushing junk science in the form of value-added test scores to be required in teacher evaluations nationwide, along with an unpiloted set of developmentally inappropriate standards, now we should give them credit for calling for a moratorium? The Gates Foundation reversed direction on small schools too -- but not before they did a huge amount of damage. Why don't they pilot small scale experiments upon willing victimes, wait for the results in the form of controlled studies and solicit feedback from stakeholders before forcing these policies on the country?

Petty waffling now doesn't undo the tremendous damage done by the Gates Foundation and those so eager for their money. One can only wonder why unions and universities were so silent as the development of national education standards were turned over to politicos and a whiz-bang entrepreneur without education research background or critical on-the-ground savvy. Money has carried way too big a stick in all this.


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