For Bill Gates this has all been a grand experiment, one that he believes he is entitled to conduct on our children, our teachers and our schools—what’s called venture philanthropy at its worst.
The Network for Public Education has created an interactive graphic and a narrative that describe Bill Gates’ experimentation on our nation’s children over the past year. It is a must-see!
The extent of Gates’ meddling, says Carol Burris, is breathtaking; the results are not.
Burris and Anthony Cody write:
In his October 7 speech as he ruminated on how his foundation shaped educational policy and practice for the past fifteen years, Bill Gates spoke of the importance of what he called “high impact” strategies. His speech contained only one acknowledgement of error on his and Melinda’s part – and it was an error of the most innocent sort. He said they had been “naïve” in the way in which they rolled out the Common Core. Apparently they did not anticipate that democracy might get in the way of their plans.
For Bill Gates this has all been a grand experiment…
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