Category Archives: Teachers’ Letters to Bill Gates

Teachers, be silent no more! TLtBG will be signed, sealed, delivered to Bill and Melinda Gates at #EducatingGates June 26th!

  Dear Teachers, Katie and I have formally endorsed the Washington Badass Teachers Association’s Educating the Gates Foundation Rally to be held on June 26th.  We would like to join hands in coalition building with the Wa BATs by asking … 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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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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The 12 Steps to Recovery for Teachers Under the Influence of Corporate Education Reform

Dear Bill and Melinda, There is a disease in public education. Some of us are now addicted to corporate education reform. For those wondering how to tell whether you are suffering from this disease, we recommend the following self-assessment: A … Continue reading

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This is my last day – Ron Maggiano

Dear Bill and Melinda, I have quit teaching because I can no longer cooperate with the standardized testing regime that is destroying creativity and innovation in our schools. Today was my last day. Here is my story: Award-winning Virginia teacher: … Continue reading

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Recognition for Teachers’ Letters to Bill Gates

Dear all, Susan and I so appreciate Valerie Strauss’ Washington Post Teachers’ Letters to Bill Gates profile of our website as well as Diane Ravitch’s strong endorsement on her blog An Amazing Website: Teachers’ Letters to Bill Gates We appreciate … Continue reading

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Time is Running Out for an Entire Demographic of Promising Youth – Mary Conway Speigel, PFSA Founder

“Let’s be thoughtful about our approach so that one day we can say this was the moment we joined together to drive the long-term improvement our schools need.” – Bill Gates Dear Mr. Gates My name is Mary Conway-Spiegel, founder … Continue reading

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