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Who Does Gates Fund for "General Operating Support"?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.26.2016 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

The assertiveness of the Gates Foundation in funding its approved version of education reform takes on head-tilting meaning when one considers the organizations that Gates funds "for general operating support."

Resources Without Accountability Won't Work Any Better Than Accountability Without Resources

Kati Haycock | Posted 04.18.2015 | Education
Kati Haycock

At first, our coalition of national civil rights, business, and disabilities organizations may seem like odd bedfellows. Indeed, during the course of...

Education Trust: Profoundly Gates-funded, Test-driven-reform Machine

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 03.15.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

For all of the corporate reform nonprofits that I have researched for accepting Gates operating support money, none has exceeded the millions Gates has paid to Education Trust.

Let's Have an Honest Conversation About Accountability

Kati Haycock | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Kati Haycock

Let's be clear here. Our kids take the journey through school only once; the poorest among them, in particular, need us to get serious about their education while they are on that journey, not years later.

Think Twice Before Jumping on the Anti-Testing Bandwagon

Kati Haycock | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Kati Haycock

Parents want to be partners in their children's education, but they can't do that very well without honest information about how their children are doing.

12 Embarrassing Years of NCLB and RTTT: Time for Arne to Blame USDOE

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 03.21.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Seems like it is time for Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to finally admit that federally-touted (coerced?) reforms are a flop. However, he is not done blaming others just yet.

Can the Education Trust and Teachers Work Together?

John Thompson | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
John Thompson

If we can make the transition to higher standards without the omnipresent testing stick, perhaps the Education Trust and teachers could bury the hatchet, build on our areas of agreement and focus on better ways of achieving equity and offering engaging and authentic instruction to all.

The Secret to Good Parenting? Good Schools.

Peter Meyer | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
Peter Meyer

None of this is to say that parents don't make a difference in a student's life. Or that schools should pretend that it doesn't make a difference. It is to say that schools and parents have different responsibilities -- and we need to appreciate the differences.

Crashing Into a Low Bar

Alan Gottlieb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alan Gottlieb

This new report shows that students further down the ladder lack the skills to do, well, much of anything beyond manual labor.

Rhee Got Results, but Will They Last?

Mimi Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mimi Carter

Michelle Rhee saw the "toxic" stress DC's children were suffering from. She knew she had to get the youngest into quality programs and fast, or she was going to lose them. In just three years she's made huge gains in Pre-K.