Instead of pushing top-down education initiatives nationwide, the Gates Foundation will now push top-down initiatives for networks of ten to twenty schools.
Jane Robbins and Karen Effrem: Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) is far more subjective and invasive, and far less effective, than proponents claim. Maybe The 74 should take another look.
Former executive director for the Gates Foundation, Tom Vander Ark, wrote a piece for Forbes that plugged both competency-based education (CBE) and personalized learning. Shane Vander Hart points out five problems with what he suggests.
Since its passage in 2015, Bill Gates has poured millions into trying to influence state plans required under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Powerful, wealthy private groups use their influence to bypass democratic processes to impose their preferred evidence-poor policies on public schools.
The Center for American Progress “report” on the Common Core ELA Standards is just a Gates Foundation-funded piece of propaganda.
The EdReports.org gave poor reviews to four out of the first five Common Core math textbooks they reviewed, and they are funded by the Gates Foundation.
Ze’ev Wurman: Absent in this discussion about Gates Foundation mea culpa is the mediocrity of Common Core, which the Foundation hasn’t yet acknowledged.
Robert R. Logan, PhD, contends that Bill Gates’ goal in pushing Common Core wasn’t really common standards, but computer-adaptive tests.
Lisa Hudson: Unlike what Education Week has reported studies on the adverse effects of excessive use of media on our children has not been limited.