Category Archives: Edreform

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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Reign of Error: Diane Ravitch vs. Bill Gates

image courtesy of http://www.good.is. Dear Bill and Melinda, Our hopes were dashed when you ignored our invitation to attend Diane Ravitch’s Reign of Error Book Tour in Seattle tonight.  Your silence and your continued lack of response to any one … Continue reading

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Little Children Should Be Afraid of Monsters Like YOU EdReformers

Mr. & Mrs. Gates, Shame on you.  I am sickened to know there are people breathing the same air as me – as my children – who are so callously ignorant and dismissive about another human being’s quality of life, … Continue reading

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Recent Audits of “Gates-led” Ed Reform Spending

Bill, On August 27, 2013, Mercedes Schneider posted on her blog – deutsch29 – a thorough, eye-opening audit of your Common Core spending.  The following day, Diane Ravitch linked to it, and her readers’ comments reflect the outrage that so many of … Continue reading

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Mad World: A trip back to the linchpin — #poverty and #edreform don’t mix.

Dear Bill and Melinda, One of our readers posted this comment in reply to our blog post to you: Dear Bill: Money Can’t Buy You Love — the Most Important Ingredient to a Good Education. She has some questions for you that … Continue reading

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Real education reform would focus on ____________

Dear Bill, Someone posted something on Facebook today I have to take issue with here. The post suggested the math skills learned in high school are not applicable in real life. Actually, we use the skills taught in math classes … Continue reading

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Fourth Generation Teacher: My Letter to Bill Gates — details to follow…

Dear Bill Gates: You and I took very different paths to where we are now. You chose to drop out of college (I hear that hasn’t hurt your success any); I chose to follow my father and grandfather into teaching … Continue reading

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