Bill Gates

Here's an idea for rich education reformers like Bill Gates: Listen to teachers

Here's an idea for rich education reformers like Bill Gates: Listen to teachers

To the editor: As I get ready to retire next week after 52 years teaching, I reflect on the great and the terrible I have seen in education. My final observation is that nobody, including The Times, listens to the teachers, the professionals who know what is needed to improve education. (“Gates Foundation failures show philanthropists shouldn’t be setting America's public school agenda,” editorial, June 1)

Rather, what gets the attention are the “silver bullets” foisted upon classrooms by administrators pursuing their own...

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