Reblogged from Diane Ravitch’s blog
At a meeting in Los Alamos, Bill Gates said it was easier to find cures for malaria and other diseases than to “fix” American education. Being the richest man in America, people hang on his every word.
Gates again knocks U.S. education. He said that technology should help, but it only benefits motivated students, and the U.S. has lots of unmotivated students. Usually, he blames teachers. Now he blames students.
My favorite line in the article: Gates could not land his private jet at the Los Alamos airport because his plane is too big for the runway.
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