Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates

Billions of Dreams bus complete

We, the undersigned, demand the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation divest from corporate education reform.

Dear Bill and Melinda,

Prestigious academics from around the world collaborated to write a letter to Dr. Andreas Schleicher, director of the Organization for Economic and Cooperation Development’s (OECD) Programme for International Student Assessment, to express deep concern about the impact of the PISA tests. These academics included David Berliner, Regents Professor of Education at Arizona State University; Diane Ravitch, Research Professor, New York University; Carol Burris, Long Island school leader and former High School Principal of the Year; Henry Giroux, Professor of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, and Yong Zhao, Professor of Education, Presidential Chair, University of Oregon. Together they called for a halt of next year’s round of testing. Here is what they said:

“We assume that the OECD’s PISA experts are motivated by a sincere desire to improve education. But…

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