Category Archives: Bill Gates

Bill Gates’ Summer Reading List Showed Up in Bill’s Twitter Feed (with Minor Revisions)

   (Slight revision added.) Dear Bill and Melinda, You recently sent out your “summer reading list” on Twitter.  We couldn’t resist and made just a few minor revisions.  I hope you don’t mind. Last year we sent you an annotated bibliography … Continue reading

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NYC teacher: “THIS is what the Common Core is doing to our children; it’s heartbreaking and wrong”

Bill, You yourself said the authoritative voice is that of the teachers. Read what this Brooklyn, NY teacher – whom I hold in high regard – has to say about your Common Core package. – Katie Lapham “Today after school … Continue reading

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This Teacher Can No Longer Tolerate Bill Gates’ Ignorance and Apathy

Dear Bill Gates, This is now the third letter I am publishing on teachersletterstobillgates.com, a website that, by now, you surely must be well aware exists. There have been over 150 heartfelt and emotional posts published in the nine or … Continue reading

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From One Atheist to Another: How Does Bill Gates Keep his Ego in Check?

Dear Bill, I understand that, like me, you are an atheist. I hesitate to share this piece of information about myself with others due to fears of being rejected and judged and/or being proselytized to.  One of my Italian-American Catholic … Continue reading

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Public Education is NOT an Industry

Image courtesy of EdVotes.org Dear Bill, I thought of you while reading Forbes’ 30 Under 30 2014 special report, which celebrates the professional achievements of 20-somethings in a variety of industries, including education.  Do you see your young self in the … Continue reading

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Corporate America Might Need Common Core, But Our “Outputs” Don’t

“Kill poverty not human beings.  Stop putting the value of money over the value of lives.” – Mahatma Gandhi December 8, 2013 Dear Allan Golston, This is in response to your editorial America’s Businesses Need the Common Core, which was posted … Continue reading

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US Department of Pearson: Thinking the unthinkable: Why Bill Gates and Arne Duncan need to go

Dear Bill and Arne, We’ve written a story that is unthinkable.  Or is it?  We discovered you and Steve may be bowing out of Microsoft entirely, but will you and Arne bow out of the DOE too?  Who will replace … Continue reading

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