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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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Teachers, be silent no more! TLtBG will be signed, sealed, delivered to Bill and Melinda Gates at #EducatingGates June 26th!

  Dear Teachers, Katie and I have formally endorsed the Washington Badass Teachers Association’s Educating the Gates Foundation Rally to be held on June 26th.  We would like to join hands in coalition building with the Wa BATs by asking … 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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Schooling should help children DISCOVER their own unique talents, not “standardize” them.

Dear Bill, Grading teachers based on when their students acquire and master a specific set of skills, is like grading parents based on when their children learn to tie their shoes or ride a bike. While, most people can learn … 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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Hello, I am an expert…

Dear Mr. Gates: I am writing to you with the purpose of gaining full time employment as the next developer for Microsoft’s latest Windows platform. I am uniquely qualified for this position. I not only use a computer but I … Continue reading

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