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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 06:35 AM
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Bill Gates, have I got a deal for you!
At Lakeside, Seattle's premier school, they say the graduates know better than anyone what makes the place so special.

"Ask any alumnus what the best thing about Lakeside is," the school's brochure urges. "And they will likely mention an environment that promotes relationships between teachers and students through small class sizes."

Any alumnus? Because one in particular is now going around saying the opposite.

Bill Gates lately has been arguing that smaller-sized classes are among the biggest wastes of money in all of education.

more . . . http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/dannywestneat/201...
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tomg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 06:53 AM
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1. Great column, and it exposes
the utter hypocrisy of the "reformers."
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 07:07 AM
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2. K&R! //nt
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theaocp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 08:24 AM
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3. All you need to know:
"Now let me clarify: Gates is suggesting larger classes in public schools. Not private schools such as Lakeside or the ones his own kids attend today."

NOT IN MY BACKYARD!!! (sez gates) What a fucking fraud.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 10:15 AM
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5. Very revealing, isn't it?
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theaocp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 10:25 AM
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6. Indeed
Large class sizes are inherently unmanageable and ineffective. Cue Gates's entrance with tablets and other technology. It's ALWAYS ABOUT THE MONEY!
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-11-11 08:50 AM
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4. k&r
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