President Trump is set to meet with Bill Gates on Monday, March 20, according to The Hill: White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced the meeting on Thursday at his daily press briefing but did not provide any other details. The two previously met in December at Trump Tower. After the meeting, ...Read more Comments Off on President Trump: It’s Time to Hold Bill Gates Accountable for His #EducationReform Failure.
Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker Former US Secretary of Education, John King, now leads The Education Trust. It should come as no surprise that Ed Trust is feverishly tweeting, and tweeting and tweeting –urging people to save John King’s and the US Department of Education’s Rule which asserts more federal ...Read more Comments Off on Parents, tell Congress to get rid of John King’s Rules on Federal Test and Punish Accountability
Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker Even though Common Core has been acknowledged as a major campaign issue and is the focus of a heated debate in education, it was not mentioned during the hearing to confirm our new US Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. We have to wonder why no Democrat, no ...Read more Comments Off on Who’s afraid of Common Core and who supports it? Questions for leaders.
Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker The non-profit Reasoning Mind offers “personalized” on-line math curriculum and a computer based “Genie” who is virtually a child’s best friend, and knows personal things about them, even confessions. As first noted in this RM document posted by a blogger known as Educray, Reasoning Mind math curriculum places a large ...Read more 1
Translation: Melinda Gates believes The Gates Foundation made a mistake in deciding to support The Common Core State Standards Initiative that bypassed state legislatures and voters because the PR talking points weren’t effective. In this Washington Post article she doesn’t address and ignores that representative governmental process ...Read more Comments Off on Melinda Gates Won’t Give Up Misguided Course to Remake American Education
Arne Duncan speaking about 21st Century schools: CCSS standards, wraparound services and the quest for social justice. From The Hechinger Report, which bills itself as Covering Innovation & Inequality in Education and is partially funded by the Gates Foundation, writes in More than five years after adopting Common Core, ...Read more Comments Off on Achievement Gap Not Narrowed by Common Core! So What’s the Next Talking Point?
Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker Did you wake up feeling relieved this morning? Your child’s data will be in the trusted hands of Microsoft and Dell and others in the edtech world, and you should trust them with it, because they said so . They built a website, ...Read more Comments Off on Beware the Gates-Dell funded “achievable” TLE seal of data privacy approval
Missouri Education Watchdog by Gretchen Logue Accessed from WhiteBoard Advisors Not content with circumventing the stakeholder groups of parents, taxpayers and state legislators, Bill Gates announced his plans to remake higher education. It’s a natural transition from K-12 to higher ed for implementation of *his* reforms for American education. ...Read more Comments Off on Higher Education: It’s Outcome and Equity and Workforce Needs. Gates Introduces *National Data Framework*.