Category Archives: Melinda Gates

Teachers, Parents, and Children: Be Very Afraid of the Grand High Corporate Reformer, Melinda Gates

Grand High Witch: Witches of England  Teachers of the US… You are a disgrace! Miserable witches teachers… You are good-for-nothing worms! Everywhere I look, I see the repulsive sight of hundreds, thousands of revolting little children… I ask you! [points] Grand High … Continue reading

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“Out, damned spot; out, I say.” — Melinda Gates, we call your power to account.

“What need we fear who knows it, when none can call our power to account?” –Lady Macbeth Mrs. Gates: At the National Conference of State Legislatures on July 21st, 2009, your husband spoke about our country’s economic crisis and offered … 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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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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Post Scripts: Important voices that we don’t want to leave out – Facebook Comments to Teachers’ Letters to Bill Gates

Dear Bill and Melinda ~ Dear Bill and Melinda, We feel it’s important for you to hear the voices of those who leave comments on the footpaths of our letters to you – postscripts written by teachers on Facebook and … Continue reading

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Dear Melinda: I resigned because of your edreform. I hope that as a woman and as a mother, you will hear what I am saying and do something about it before it really is too late.

A teacher’s appeal to Melinda Gates… Dear Melinda, I’ve decided to go against the grain here and write to you instead of Bill, in the hopes that, as a woman and more importantly as a mother, you will hear what … Continue reading

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Teachers are Reaching Out to Bill and Melinda, Impatient Optimists: Will they respond?

Good morning, Bill and Melinda ~ Katie and I have just posted a note to you on your blog, Impatient Optimists.  Our note follows: On June 8, 2012, Linda Shaw of the Seattle Times put you on the front page … Continue reading

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