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Thursday, June 02, 2016

In case of failure, do it harder

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.

Stephen Krashen

Original article: http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-gates-education-20160601-snap-story.html

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