The only reason anyone listens to Bill Gates when it comes to education is because he has lots and lots of money.
Here’s more proof that he’s simply funding his corporate agenda in education–sadly, through unproven methods and un-researched or disproved approaches– through the so-called reform movement. Check out the full article linked above.
All three — the League of Education Voters, the Partnership for Learning, and Stand for Children — also receive significant financial support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Sometimes I wonder if those actually in the field will ever truly have any power.
Update: Here’s another story of a Gates-funded project.