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Laura Chapman on Bill Gates’ Hubris, Ignorance, and Folly

22 Oct

Bill Gates is a hantavirus and terminal cancer cloaked in the misleading robes of a saint, thanks to his vast fictional PR image machine.

Diane Ravitch's blog

A couple of days ago, Bill Gates said he has a new plan to reform education. As I pointed out in a post, Bill Gates is batting 0 for 3. He dropped $2 Billion into breaking up large high schools and turning them into small schools. He started in 2000, didn’t see a big jump in test scores, and backed out in 2008. Then, having decided that the answer to high test scores was to punish teachers whose student scores didn’t go up, he pushed value-added Assessment, partnering with Arne Duncan and Race to the Top. Thousands of educators were fired and many schools were closed based on Gates’s fancy. That lasted from 2008 until now, and it has been written into state law in many states, although it has distorted the purpose of education and created massive demoralization among teachers and a national teacher shortage. Then he funded the…

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Posted by on October 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

2 responses to “Laura Chapman on Bill Gates’ Hubris, Ignorance, and Folly

  1. Susan Lee Schwartz

    October 22, 2017 at 11:30

    ” Bill Gates is a hantavirus and terminal cancer cloaked in the misleading robes of a saint, thanks to his vast fictional PR image machine.”

    methinks you have nailed the lad!

     
    • Lloyd Lofthouse

      October 22, 2017 at 13:04

      The bad news is that Gates isn’t alone as a hantavirus with terminal cancer.

       

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