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Gates Foundation Proposes FAFSA Reform

AP | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 07.08.2015 | College

SEATTLE (AP) -- Two million more young people could get the financial aid they need to go to college if the federal government makes it easier to fill...

Dare to Be 100: Open Letter to Gates Foundation

Walter M. Bortz II, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Walter M. Bortz II, M.D.

First off, I state my intense admiration and respect for the work that you have done. I'm sure that tens of millions of persons on our earth are alive...

Politically-Birthed Common Core Turns Five -- Let's Celebrate by Ripping the Facade

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Mercedes Schneider

As a critical thinker, I would like to read the empirical studies produced prior to Common Core adoption and that support exactly what the Common Core yields, not what those advertising it have told me it "emphasizes."

Who Does Gates Fund for "General Operating Support"?

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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."

NEA's Lily Eskelsen Garcia Remains Faithful to Gates Funding

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.19.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Billionaire Gates has the ear of scores of influential individuals. It's a great exchange: You give us money; we give you an audience.

Women's Health Is Everyone's Health

UN Women | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
UN Women

When former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke the famous words "women's rights are human rights," it was more than just great rhetoric: It was a powerful reminder that the world can never achieve true progress if half our population is left behind.

The Road To Making Polio A Disease Of The Past

Yvonne Maldonado, MD | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Yvonne Maldonado, MD

We have already come a long way in reducing the total number of polio cases globally, and it is just a matter of time before polio is a disease of the past.

Why Are We Facing So Many 'Under-the-Radar' Corporate Attacks on Oklahoma Public Schools?

John Thompson | Posted 05.23.2015 | Education
John Thompson

In Oklahoma and other states, market-driven school reform has failed. It is a wounded bear. A wounded bear is more dangerous, however. In their last gasps, national corporate reformers are counterattacking. As competition-driven reformers come out of the shadows, however, even more stakeholders will rally and defend public education.

Poor Farmers Lose Income When Milk Spoils During Delivery. This $5 Jug Helps Solve That

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.03.2015 | Impact

In Kenya alone, 80 percent of the milk is produced by small-scale farmers who helplessly watched their income source spill and spoil during delivery. ...

Hewlett Funds a Common Core-Centered, Statewide 'New Accountability' Push

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 12.16.2014 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

As CCSS continues to falter, fail, and face rejection by both locals and the politicians who realize they are elected by locals, the Hewlett report provides CCSS proponents with the ultimate "faulty implementation" exit: CCSS failed because it lacked complete system support.

What Warren Buffett Should Say To The Koch Brothers

Andy Schmookler | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Andy Schmookler

If the United States continues down the road toward becoming a nation in which the few rule, manipulate, and exploit the many, how many good and humane causes will do well?

Civil Rights or Civil Wrongs: A Closer Look at the Common Core

Anthony Cody | Posted 10.04.2014 | Education
Anthony Cody

The corporate under-written Common Core standards and tests are at best a distraction and at worse add grievous insult to injury for children of color.

The Excellent But False Messaging of the Common Core Standards

Diane Ravitch | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Diane Ravitch

Have you ever wondered about the amazingly effective campaign to sell the Common Core standards to the media, the business community, and the public? How did it happen that advocates for the standards used the same language, the same talking points, the same claims, no matter where they were located?

'Teaching People to Fish' Through Biotechnology

Richard Ha | Posted 09.09.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Can you imagine: Local Kohala boy Dennis Gonsalves working with the Gates Foundation to help save lives of the poorest of the poor in sub-Saharan Africa?

The Global Search for Education: A Healthy Start for All

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.29.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

Poverty, ignorance, poor health and undernutrition trap the lives of mothers and infants in vicious cycles according to the findings of a Symposium on Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition in Emerging Markets.

Education Reform: A National Delusion

Steve Nelson | Posted 08.19.2014 | Education
Steve Nelson

Every bit of education reform is an excuse to continue the unconscionable neglect of our children. As Pogo wisely noted, "We have met the enemy and he is us." We did this to our children and our schools.

Joy Resmovits

Alarming Number Of Urban Teachers Are 'Chronically Absent'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics

Political battles over teaching in the last decade have focused on complexities of pensions, evaluations and standardized testing, often ignoring a ba...

A Dialogue With the Gates Foundation About School Reform

John Thompson | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
John Thompson

Once again, I would like to thank the American Enterprise Institute's Rick Hess and the Gates Foundation's Steve Cantrell for a dialogue on school ref...

Is the Gates Foundation Investing in the Abuse of Palestinian Prisoners?

Patrick O. Strickland | Posted 06.29.2014 | World
Patrick O. Strickland

Earlier this month, Palestinian human rights organizations launched a campaign calling on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to divest from the controversial British security firm G4S, which they say is "at the heart of [Israel's prison] system, installing and running security systems at Israeli jails."

World Health Day

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 06.02.2014 | Impact
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

The global health community has a huge task ahead in order to control or eliminate the worst neglected tropical diseases transmitted by insects or snails.

Gates Foundation Awards $23 Million For New Mosquito Control Method

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact

March 14 (Reuters) - The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $23 million for research being led by University of Notre Dame biologists to pr...

Inside the Politics of Breastfeeding Promotion

Shawn Baker | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Shawn Baker

It doesn't make headlines, but every year 800,000 children under five die because of poor breastfeeding practices. Scientific evidence about breastfeeding's extraordinary benefits continues to grow.

Bill Gates' Rose-Colored Glasses

Patricia McGuire | Posted 03.31.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

To his credit, Gates is a remarkable philanthropist, and his generosity certainly sets a bold standard for all wealthy people to emulate. Nevertheless, his appears blind to the genuine suffering of people who endure poverty, even in the wealthiest countries on Earth.

Bill Gates' Viral Video Is Perfect

Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy

Bill Gates wants you to read the Gates Foundations' annual letter about global poverty... and to get you to do that, he wants to create a viral video....

Bill Gates: By 2035, There Will Be Almost No Poor Countries

AP | By JAKE PEARSON | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates pitched an optimistic future for the world's poor and sick in their annual letter Tuesday, ar...