Melinda Gates, like her husband Bill, believes that the Gates Foundation has the answers for the problems of American education.
She has never taught. She never attended a public school. Neither did Bill. Their children do not attend public schools.
What is the source of their certainty? They are very rich, probably the richest people in the world (Carlos Slim of Mexico might be richer). They are so rich that they think they know what is best for everyone’s children.
Here are some questions that the Gates Foundation should answer:
Does the Lakeside Academy in Seattle use the Gates-funded Common Core standards?
Does it test all students every year with standardized tests?
Does it use either PARCC or SBAC?
Does it evaluate its teachers by the test scores of their students?