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Even though Bill and Melinda Gates have admitted that their education initiatives haven’t worked, states haven’t changed course. Most states have simply renamed the standards, hired new testing companies, poured money into overpriced consultants and implemented stringent and taxing teacher evaluations, none of which have worked. Read the following brief excerpt from a recent Bill and Melinda Gates interview as reported by Education Week.

“Bill and Melinda Gates have poured their fortune into, among other things, the push for common standards, small schools, and efforts to overhaul teacher evaluations. Reflecting on these funding initiatives in a recent interview with the Associated Press, the billionaire husband and wife team admit they haven’t worked.”

When will we learn and make changes? There is absolutely zero stability in education these days for educators, parents, or students. And as unhappy or frustrated as parents may be with school systems nationwide, I can assure you that there will be a whole lot more people upset when we have no more teachers to teach our children. It’s time for change!

Read the article below for all of the details.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/teacherbeat/2018/02/teacher_evaluation_efforts_haven’t_shown_results_bill_melinda_gates.html

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