Tag Archives: Democracy

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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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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Bill and Melinda, Time to Hit “Control + Alt + Delete” and The Fierce Urgency of Now

Dear Bill and Melinda, One of the most dangerous and hypocritical conversations I have heard is your recent interview at Harvard University, as noted by your critic at the Washington Post’s The Answer Sheet, Valerie Strauss. [watch video below] In this interview, … 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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If the Hart Research poll method is so reliable, then TEST only .09% of ALL children.

Dear Bill and Melinda, There has been a great deal of controversy surrounding the American Federation of Teachers’ Union [AFT] poll on their teacher’s approval/disapproval of Common Core State Standards. Some teachers have been wondering aloud on Twitter:  “How many … Continue reading

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Real education reform would focus on ____________

Dear Bill, Someone posted something on Facebook today I have to take issue with here. The post suggested the math skills learned in high school are not applicable in real life. Actually, we use the skills taught in math classes … Continue reading

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