More School Reform Nonsense from the Bloviating Bill and Melinda Gates on American Education!
Seeking commentary, wisdom, and advice from Bill and Melinda Gates on education issues is like asking the Vogon for poetry advice.
Kids are not products that can be standardized and programmed to perform at the whims of corporations.
"[American children are] not being educated for the - for technology society," Melinda Gates explained to the PBS NewsHour, clearly stating the problem. And since Melinda is married to a billionaire technician, and since their foundation has funded the NewsHour, she too believes she has exclusive access to The Answer for fixing our "fundamentally broken" school system. This Answer is that our school system needs to be updated to a market-based, competitive, technologically oriented system, much like the rest of the 21st century industries. This means more charter schools, more testing, more technology but fewer humans, less job security and no unions to organize the remaining human workers (like the rest of the economy).