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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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Common Core Tests: Educational Malpractice for Students with Special Needs

Dear Mr. and Mrs Gates: This is what is gong on in every county across the country as students with disabilities are forced to take tests they are not yet ready for and have not learned the content: In about … 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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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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Socrates’ Ghost: “As a teacher, see each child’s mind as a bottle that has traveled across the sea.”

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Gates, I am proud to be a teacher. I have taught middle school and high student students for 19 years. I have tutored all ages from early elementary through college. I have degrees in English, education, … Continue reading

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As for your opinion on the almighty test, I’m wondering, sir, why you feel that standardized testing will improve education?

“It may surprise you–it was certainly surprising to us–but the field of education doesn’t know very much at all about effective teaching.” ~ Bill Gates Dear Mr. Gates: Since you have never taught in a public school, I would love … Continue reading

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I cannot continue, in good conscience, to push these little ones to such stress levels that they do not WANT to come to school. — Teacher Who Quit

Dear Mr. Gates, I would like to believe that you have children’s best interests at heart, but I’m concerned that you are so high up in your ivory tower that you can’t hear what those of us who live under … Continue reading

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