Something significant, however, now exists regarding the corporate reform agenda and the narratives those reformers create around that agenda because the dialogue presents us with a clear testament to the evidence problem confronting the corporate reform movement, including the GF, Arne Duncan and Obama, Michelle Rhee, and political leaders across the country.
Consider the exchanges below and note that Cody disproportionately offers detailed and evidence-based positions while the GF relies disproportionately on ideology, mythology, and not-so-subtle (and unwarranted) digs at Cody's integrity:
(1) Dialogue With the Gates Foundation: How Do We Build the Teaching Profession?
(2) Responding to the Gates Foundation: How do we Consider Evidence of Learning in Teacher Evaluations?
(3) Dialogue with the Gates Foundation: Can Schools Defeat Poverty by Ignoring It?
(4) Dialogue With the Gates Foundation: What Is the Purpose of K-12 Education?
(5) The Dialogue With the Gates Foundation: What Happens When Profits Drive Reform?
(1) The Gates Foundation Responds: How do we Build the Teaching Profession
(2) The Gates Foundation Writes: How Do We Consider Evidence of Student Learning in Teacher Evaluation?
(3) The Gates Foundation Responds: Poverty Does Matter--But It Is Not Destiny
(4) The Gates Foundation Writes: K-12 Education: An Opportunity Catalyst
(5) The Gates Foundation Responds: The Role of the Marketplace in Education