A Teacher’s Advice to Bill Gates

Dear Bill and Melinda,

Are you out of touch with those who do not travel in the circles of American CEO’s?

Do we need to do an intervention for you, CEO’s and the rest of the 1% corporate edreformer vulture philanthropists?

We hope you listen to Keith Reilly’s advice.

Thank you, Diane and Keith for posting these great suggestions!

Teachers, what do you think? Is Keith on the right track?

Susan & Katie
Co-authors, Teachers’ Letters to Bill Gates

Diane Ravitch's blog

A teacher sent me this letter offering helpful advice to Bill Gates. He hopes that someone will see it on the Internet and pass it along to Bill.

Dear Mr. Gates,

“I don’t know many business leaders who are satisfied with America’s schools. In fact, just about every CEO I know is worried that this country simply isn’t producing enough graduates with the skills they need to compete globally.” – Bill Gates

I find it ironic that opened your notes with this remark just prior to a story was published about two hundred wealthy and famous Wall Street figures to the Kappa Beta Phi dinner in New York City. It consisted of a group of wealthy and powerful financiers making homophobic jokes, making light of the financial crisis, and bragging about their business conquests at Main Street’s expense. The reporter who witnessed this dinner didn’t mention any CEO’s worried about…

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