Tag Archives: Badass Teachers Association

We, the undersigned, demand the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation divest from corporate education reform.

We, the undersigned, demand the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation divest from corporate education reform. Dear Bill and Melinda, Prestigious academics from around the world collaborated to write a letter to Dr. Andreas Schleicher, director of the Organization for Economic … Continue reading

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Five Hours of Gates-led Kindergarten Common Core MAP Tests! #TESTHearingsNow

Dear Bill and Melinda, You are making history, Bill and Melinda.  You have now reached a new level of notoriety.  You two can now be known in history books as the American billionaire couple — with your seat on Air … Continue reading

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Bill Gates, Commish King, PTA and Special Interests: Follow the Money

Dear Bill and Melinda, Commish King has a big PR problem in New York where your Common Core tests didn’t go down so well. Clearly this video below shows that middle class white, black, and brown families in New York … Continue reading

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The Hubris of Bill Gates

Dear Bill Gates, IF, after 10 more years of destroying our nation’s public education system, you DO determine that you have made some grand mistakes that affected nearly all Americans negatively, and having in the meantime lined your own pockets … Continue reading

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Won’t Someone Please Think of the Children?

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Gates, The next time you wanted to fund a huge EXPERIMENT in America, perhaps you should consult the PARENTS of the 50 million children! And don’t ever think you will get away with stealing a decade … Continue reading

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“You have shackled me as a teacher.” – says Kentucky BAT.

Dear Mr. Gates, You have shackled me as a teacher.  My shackles consist of pre-, post, diagnostic, proficiency, state, and district assessments.  These shackles are held together by ‘review for The Test’, ‘prep for The Test’, ‘administer The Test’ and … Continue reading

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