Melinda Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, spoke with The Washington Post. She indicated that the Foundation will not pull away from trying to impact state education policy.
“Community buy-in is huge,” Melinda Gates said in an interview here on Wednesday, adding that cultivating such support for big cultural shifts in education takes time. “It means that in some ways, you have to go more slowly.”
That does not mean the foundation has any plans to back off the Common Core or its other priorities, including its long-held belief that improving teacher quality is the key to transforming public education. “I would say stay the course. We’re not even close to finished,” Gates said.
We wish you were finished. Please stop. The Gates Foundation has done enough damage.