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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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Why ignore research on child development? (To promote your own disinformation for profit…)

Dear Bill and Melinda, We must wonder why the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has ignored the entire body of social science research on child development, learning, and instruction and spent huge amounts of money to facilitate the adoption of … Continue reading

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Here’s an idea, what if every school adopted a dual career and college readiness mandate?

Dear Bill, The Common Core’s emphasis on independent mastery of complex informational text puts weaker and learning disabled readers at a severe disadvantage. The Common Core also presumes that the information our students will need to analyze and interpret in … Continue reading

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#CCSS: Twenty times the testing may be an understatement for some districts.

Dear Bill and Melinda, Twenty times the testing may be an understatement for some districts. My former district (retired) developed its own practice tests for reading and math which was given three times a year (once after regular state testing … Continue reading

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