Saturday, July 7, 2012

Why Should We Reform Education Using Microsoft's Failed Ranking Policies? | Crooks and Liars

Why Should We Reform Education Using Microsoft's Failed Ranking Policies? | Crooks and Liars:


 Bill Gates addresses education reform, February 2011
Few people have been as visible as Bill and Melinda Gates on the subject of education reform. Certainly, in our society, where having a large portfolio trumps any possible personal failings, Bill Gates is held up by the mainstream media as someone leading the charge for innovation in education reform.
But is he?
Gates has been advocating for the adoption of a ranking policy for teachers and schools that has been in use at Microsoft for years. Essentially, it assumes that in any team of ten, there would be two that would get great 

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