Tag Archives: Stephen Krashen

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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“What sober person gives standardized tests to a kindergartner? Ever meet a 5-year-old?” – Part 3

Dear Bill and Melinda, Our last post covered how corporate reform has increased the amount of testing of 5 year olds in my classroom.  In this final post in a series of three parts, I hope to convey what that … Continue reading

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“What sober person gives standardized tests to a kindergartner? Ever meet a 5-year-old?” – Part 2

Dear Bill and Melinda, I wrote “What sober person gives standardized tests to a kindergartner? Ever meet a 5-year-old?” – Part 1 to give parents of five year olds the beginning of some insight into what is happening because of … Continue reading

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You can keep WEIGHING the baby all that you want but unless you take the time to feed the baby, the baby will never gain weight.

Dear Mr. Gates; I have been a public education teacher for 17 years. I am a mom to two children, one in public middle school and one in public high school. I am looking to opt my children out of … Continue reading

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Dear Bill: We’re teachers, and we can do so much, but… “What we can’t do, however, is address all of the problems that put or keep families in poverty.”

“Don’t let complexity stop you. Be activists. Take on the big inequities. It will be one of the great experiences of your lives.”  – Bill Gates Dear Bill and Melinda ~ Bill and Melinda, we’d like to take on a … Continue reading

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