Shane Vander Hart: Bill Gates’ education reforms are not working here so of course the thing to do is export them.
Bill Gates recently asked, “Math is one area where we want to generate stronger evidence about what works. What would it take, for example, to get all kids to mastery of Algebra I?” Alabama State School Board Member Betty Peters answers his question.
Since its passage in 2015, Bill Gates has poured millions into trying to influence state plans required under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Shane Vander Hart: The Associated Press reports that Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg will team up for an education initiative focused on kids who have trouble learning. What could possibly go wrong?
Bill Gates during a speech at the Council of the Great City Schools said he would spend another $1.7 Billion on education initiatives in public schools.
Shane Vander Hart: It is back to school time which means parents will be subjected to local school propaganda promoting the Common Core State Standards.
Jane Robbins: Joy Pullmann in her new book sees a renewed determination by parents to do whatever it takes to ensure a real education for their children.
Powerful, wealthy private groups use their influence to bypass democratic processes to impose their preferred evidence-poor policies on public schools.
Jane Robbins and Emmett McGroarty: Now that the media have begun to notice the emperor’s state of undress, maybe they should take the next step and actually report the whole truth.
Robert R. Logan, PhD, contends that Bill Gates’ goal in pushing Common Core wasn’t really common standards, but computer-adaptive tests.