Here is the intro letter below, which urges secrecy in order to hide the fact that it is Gates thinking and money that are fueling the public school crucible built by the Oligarchs. Whereas the Kochs are working from the neocon end of the plan, Gates is working back toward them from the neolib end of it. Corporate schools without collective bargaining is the meeting point. Here's the secret letter (click it to enlarge):
On page 3, we find the smoking gun on system official and union complicity that is intended to be properly disguised. In addition, we see here the need delineated for continued school and teacher bashing as a necessary step in selling the reluctant public on the Gates "aggressive human capital agenda":
We find, too, in these first few pages the names of national orgs that are onboard with this cram-all-the-way-down propaganda campaign. Amy Wilkins of Education Trust (funny name, huh?) is/was the head of the search committee to find the proper outfit to take Gates's marching orders that are laid out in this fascinating document.
And on page 4, we find out that Teaching First will keep the lid on "research" and message control, with the help, of course, of Ed Mistrust and Gates's other enterprise, Center for
And just how far down into the "grassroots" will Gates money go for this national effort to crush public school teachers? All the way down to cupcakes and busrides to those "grassroots" rallies in support of the aggressive human capital agenda, it seems. Here we see the "organizers" urged to funnel cash, confetti, and cokes all the way down to teachers' lounge level:
And we're just to page 6. In the next installment, read clips about the "logical targets" for Teaching First organizing, and more. In the meantime, check out Valerie's summary at WaPo.