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Bill Gates: Education Should Be America's Top Concern

Posted 02.01.2013 | Impact

Bill Gates was on "Morning Joe" Wednesday to talk about the role of innovation in humanitarian aid, but singled out education as the issue that could ...

Does Bill Gates Owe Arne Duncan an Apology -- or Not?

John Thompson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Education
John Thompson

The challenge of Common Core would have always been daunting. It now must be done on the cheap, however, after billions of dollars have been squandered on Duncan's bubble-in "reforms."

Heeding the Evidence on Teacher Quality

John Thompson | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education
John Thompson

If Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had had any idea what the latest Gates Foundation project would find, would he have gambled so heavily on test-driven policies in Race to the Top and his other "teacher quality" reforms?

The Costs and the Lost Benefits of Graduation Exams

John Thompson | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
John Thompson

Most educators already know that we should be teaching analysis, synthesis, and problem-solving, so perhaps our experiment with graduation exams will prompt us to follow the path we always knew we should be taking.