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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 09:59 PM

 

Bill Gates-funded "grassroots" group "Educators for Excellence" = know-nothing shills

For those who don't know, "Educators for Excellence" is an astroturf group funded by Bill Gates & other education deformers. You'll find them getting their editorials published in the big papers, doing local TV spots, etc. -- supposedly as knowledgeable professionals in the field who support whatever the latest education deform measure coming down the pike...

Their manufactured image is that they're young, hip teachers open to all the cool new methods & changes (as opposed to those old, stick-in-the-mud teachers who hate children & just want to do as little as possible until they collect their 6-figure pensions).

Here they are holding a demo in front of City Hall in NYC -- supposedly in support of APPR/VAM (= Annual Professional Performance Review/Value-Added Measurement) -- the education deform teacher evaluation measure that uses kids' test scores in the mix.

Watch what happens:

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Are they teachers, students, or paid protesters-for-hire? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:12 PM

1. Gates = evil imo

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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 10:27 PM

2. Gates doesn't give a crap

about Education,it's all about privatizing. Just look at what the Bushes have made at this game. This is another attempt at Gates ego getting some day light. The guy F-ed his buds to get where he is today,plain and simple. No creeds here at all.

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