Tag Archives: Anthony Cody

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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Despite a Handshake and a Promise, Still NO Gates Foundation REPLY to #EducatingGatesRally Demands

Photo Courtesy of Alex Garland Photography, used with permission. Dear Bill and Melinda, In the summer of 2011 the seeds of this protest were planted when I read Bruce Levine’s book “Get Up, Stand Up:  Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and … Continue reading

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WaBATS are Leading a Movement: #EducatingGates Foundation Rally – June 26th!

Dear Bill and Melinda, Katie and I would like to extend an invitation to both of you to join us at the Gates Foundation in a movement started by teachers and hosted by the Washington Badass Teachers Association on June … Continue reading

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Our Top 10 from 2013, but Bill Gates is Still Not Making Nice with Teachers

Dear Bill and Melinda, As 2013 comes to a close, we thought we would highlight the top 10 posts on Teachers’ Letters to Bill Gates that most resonated with teachers and parents this year. Due to your continued silence, we … Continue reading

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#StackRanking and Other Immoral Horrors: The Invisible Hands and Invisible Morals of Bill and Melinda Gates

Dear Bill and Melinda, I would like to explore the cause and effect of your Microsoft system of stack ranking on the lives of children and teachers.  What happens when your actual policies don’t match your “advertised” ideology?  What brings … 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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Dear Bill: We’re teachers, and we can do so much, but… “What we can’t do, however, is address all of the problems that put or keep families in poverty.”

“Don’t let complexity stop you. Be activists. Take on the big inequities. It will be one of the great experiences of your lives.”  – Bill Gates Dear Bill and Melinda ~ Bill and Melinda, we’d like to take on a … Continue reading

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