Bill Gates’ Giant Admission on Common Core

Writing in the Washington Post, Valerie Strauss shares video of Bill Gates’ recent Harvard Interview, (the one where he blames IBM on Ctrl-Alt-Delete), showing that Gates’ education initiative Common Core, is a giant experiment and we won’t know if it works for perhaps another decade.

“It would be great if our education stuff worked, but that we won’t know for probably a decade.”

Hmmm. Teachers around the country are saddled every single year with teacher evaluation systems that his foundation has funded, based on no record of success and highly questionable “research.” And now Gates says he won’t know if the reforms he is funding will work for another decade. But teachers can lose their jobs now because of reforms he is funding.

Read the rest: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/09/27/bill-gates-it-would-be-great-if-our-education-stuff-worked-but/

 

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