Thursday, January 5, 2017

New bedfellows in education: Bill Gates and Donald Trump | Seattle Education

New bedfellows in education: Bill Gates and Donald Trump | Seattle Education:

New bedfellows in education: Bill Gates and Donald Trump

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Exactly how far will Bill Gates go in furthering his agenda of privatizing public schools and ensuring that Common Core Standards is instituted in every classroom across the country? Apparently farther than most of us could imagine.
In late December, Bill Gates made the trek to the Trump Tower in New York City to meet with Donald Trump and had some kind words to say about the president-elect.
Bill Gates was quoted in MarketWatch as saying: 
‘In the same way President Kennedy talked about the space mission and got the country behind that. … I think whether it’s education or stopping epidemics … [or] in this energy space, there can be a very upbeat message that [Trump’s] administration [is] going to organize things, get rid of regulatory barriers, and have American leadership through innovation.’
The term “Innovation” has been used time and time again by Gates’ paid disciples when describing everything from charter schools (which certainly have no “regulatory barriers”) to the Common Core Standards and Race to the Top.
In reality, Gates hasn’t done anything innovative since he developed Windows and Microsoft New bedfellows in education: Bill Gates and Donald Trump | Seattle Education:


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