Mr.Gates: Read these articles so maybe you can understand how much harm you are doing. ~ dChristine

Dear Bill and Melinda,

Please find one of the comments from Valerie Strauss’ of the  Washington Post’s, The Answer Sheet where she introduced our new blog to you and to the public today [Thank you kindly, Valerie!]

While the writer, Christine does not write directly to you, they state that they are posting some articles that they want you to read, Mr. Gates.  We’ve included their complete post here for you  to read and respond to here:

“I think initially, Mr. Gates intention was to help improve schools in urban areas, but he never listened to the
Teachers who work in these urban areas.
He listened to elite graduates of the TFA program and the corporate billionaires who were looking to make large amounts of $$$$$.He needs to know that the corporate education reform movement to privatize urban public education is harming the children .
He needs to know that POVERTY is an issue that needs to be part of improving the public education
In our neediest schools.I found articles about education reform that I would like Mr.Gates to read so maybe he can understand how much harm he is doing.EDUCATION PROFITEERING: Wall Streets Next Big Thing

Here is another article:EDUCATION REFORM in the JIM CROW ERA…
The last article:Unfortunately, Arne Duncan is pushing for the privatization of the urban public schools throughout the US.
This corporate ( market oriented) education reform movement has bipartisan support.
Scribbling lines in the sand.… ”

We hope that you will take the time to read these articles and respond to us and to dChristine.
Teachers’ Letters To Bill Gates

About Highlighting Members' Needs

We are running for the following Renton Education Association positions because we believe in the following planks: Becca Ritchie, Candidate for REA President, Nelsen Middle School, Computer Tech Susan DuFresne, Candidate for Primary Executive Board, Maplewood Heights Elementary, Integrated Kindergarten ✅  Demanding a healthy work-load/life balance. ✅  Bargaining competitive professional compensation. ✅  Challenging the status quo test culture with: Less is more! ✅  Emphasizing our professional expertise. ✅  Prioritizing equity and access for all. ✅  Utilizing 2-way 21st century communication tools. ✅  Acting in solidarity with all unions. ✅  Supporting ALL members. ✅   Implementing developmentally appropriate K-3 curriculum/assessment.
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One Response to Mr.Gates: Read these articles so maybe you can understand how much harm you are doing. ~ dChristine

  1. Don says:

    Great idea! You are awesome! Keep up the good work!!!

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