The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has become a powerful voice in education reform, advocating for teacher evaluations based on test scores and improved instruction. However, education expert Diane Ravitch says the foundation has been bad for teachers. “It’s like all accountability for educational failure is suddenly plopped on the heads of teachers, and this is wrong,” she said. Jeff Raikes, CEO of the Gates Foundation, said a number of groups and people influence education and that the organization is able to shine a spotlight on inequities and failures. Why Science hopes that the opening of the Gates foundation’s new campus in Seattle will lead to more effective communication of ideas, and education reform policies that foster positive human development for both teacher and student. Read Full Article at the NPR website.
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