Tag Archives: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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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Where in all of this testing is a benefit for students?

Dear Bill and Melinda, Below, one of our readers responds to our blog post “My name is Andrea Rediske, and I am Ethan Rediske’s mother. Please Pass #EthansAct! #EyesOnDOE“ “The tests given to our children claim to be criterion referenced meaning … Continue reading

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Do Bill and Melinda Gates have the right to affect our childrens’ lives for an eternity?

Dear Bill and Melinda, You and Melinda went to school.  You have kids in school. You, Bill — are an expert at developing a software company, despite having never graduated from college.  Melinda, you are an expert at business, per your … 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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Mr. Gates, Don’t Wait a Decade. You Are Wrong.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A letter from a teacher: At the classroom level, every day matters, as experienced teachers reach out and teach not only academic content, but also social skills, problem-solving skills, coping skills…the list is…

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How to Create a Negative School Climate 101

Dear Mr. Gates and Mr. Duncan,               I thought I had better get this to you now while it is still on my mind. At the end of the last school year, I was informed that I would be teaching 7th … Continue reading

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