On June 7, 2014, Washington Post reporter Lyndsey Layton published a blockbuster article largely based on a 28-minute interview she had with Gates following his keynote speech at the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards’ (NBPTS) Teaching and Learning Conference in Washington, DC, on March 14, 2014.
I am writing my second book, this one on the origins of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). In the process of writing a chapter on the Gates bankrolling of CCSS, I transcribed the entire 28- minute interview, complete with every “uhh” and “you know.”
My primary purpose in writing this post is to make my transcription available to the public:
Allow me to offer a few observations regarding both Layton’s March interview and her June article:
The June Article
The layout of Layton’s June article is such that one might mistake the entire article as being based…
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