Leonie Haimson on Gates’ Latest Folly

Diane Ravitch's blog

The Gates Foundation has a new idea: it is putting $92 Million into “networks.” For the Gates Foundation, this small amount is more like a tip than an investment. The writer for “Inside Philanthropy” interviewed me, and I said that the Gates Foundation has a consistent record of failure in education policy, and it should consider investing in children’s health, an area that it actually knows something about. As you can see in this article, the writer was straining to find the good in this latest foray into education. It is still not clear what the $92 Million will do, although it’s likely to add a new layer of administrators.

Leonie Haimson, the leading education activist in New York State, is no fan of Gates’ latest foray into education.

She writes here about the latest Gates’ plan to remake public education. To read her post with all her links, go…

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