"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bill Gates, the West Coast Promo Man

Ever wonder who is paying for all those glowing WfS op-eds and for those children in front of the movie houses with their clipboards?  From the Gates Foundation website:
Participant Media, LLC
Date: August 2010
Purpose: to execute a social action campaign that will complement Paramount’s marketing campaign of Waiting for Superman
Amount: $2,000,000
Term: 7 months
Topic: Advocacy & Public Policy
Region Served: North America, Global
Program: United States
Grantee Location: Beverly Hills, California


  1. Got a link for the post she left this comment on? I'd like to see it.

    You're both bang on, by the way.

  2. Education is the only profession I know in which people consider themselves experts simply because they once sat in student desks.