Tag Archives: Bill and Melinda Gates

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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#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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It’s My Anniversary, But I Won’t Stop Fighting Your Reforms Until the Sun Sets on Your #ReignOfError

Dear Bill and Melinda, It’s my 20th wedding anniversary today, but on a day when I ought to be celebrating — just like every day — I found myself talking to my husband about the damages of your corporate reforms. … 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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Formal Open Invitation for an Interview and Attendance to Diane Ravitch’s Seattle Book Tour Event

Dear Bill and Melinda, I am writing Re: A formal invitation to listen to Diane Ravitch speak about her new book and to invite you to join me for an interview about Diane’s new book, Reign of Error: The Hoax of … Continue reading

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Ladies and gentlemen, our schools are not broken and they have never been.

Dear Mr. Gates and Foundation, I am an educator of 15 years, the granddaughter and great-granddaughter of educators and the mother of 2 middle-school aged children. Ladies and gentlemen, our schools are not broken and they have never been. What … Continue reading

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