Category Archives: War on Public Education

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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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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Mr. Gates: #EndHighStakesTesting – Teachers will win.

Dear Mr. Gates, I am entering my 20th year of public school teaching in middle school mathematics. I am recently National Board Certified. I have such an enthusiasm for teaching that two of my daughters also entered the profession. They … Continue reading

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Bill and Melinda: It is time to heed the lessons of failure.

Dear Bill and Melinda ~ One of our readers and a fellow blogger commented on our recent post, Judge Not The Deserters — Casualties of the Corporate Ed Reform War.  Diana Ling writes Those Who Teach blog. Please read her comment and yet … Continue reading

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