Sent to the Los Angeles Times, June 2, 2016
The Times editorial, "Gates Foundation failures show philanthropists shouldn’t be setting America's public school agenda" (June 1) should have a different title: "Gates Foundation blames unengagted educators, 'particularly teachers, ' for failure of the common core; calls for even more untested technology."
There is no hint that the Gates Foundation has considered the possibility that the idea of the common core was a mistake. Instead, they want to do it harder.
Original article: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-gates-education-20160601-snap-story.html