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[News] 'Education' Falls Prey to Corporations' Agenda (and Gates Buys Education Systems)

  • Subject: [News] 'Education' Falls Prey to Corporations' Agenda (and Gates Buys Education Systems)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 02:15:42 +0000
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Computer Science Education: Itâs Not Shop Class

,----[ Quote ]
| Professional organizations and major 
| technology companies, including Google, 
| Microsoft and Intel support the broad agenda, 
| though companies are not getting into 
| curriculum details.



Gates in charge of education?

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| Since when was this country's educational system run by Bill
| Gates and his foundation? When exactly did he and those he's
| hired become the top educational experts in the country?
| As far as I can tell this (like much else) has to do with who
| has enough money to boss other people around. There are
| supposed to be other values in a democracy.
| And the irony of the man who was sued by the federal
| government for a monopoly now endorsing competition in public
| education hasn't escaped me, either.


Gates Foundation cash wields influence

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| The Gates Foundation is offering up to
| $250,000 apiece to states that want to apply
| for $5 billion in federal grants to help
| reform our nation's school systems.
| [...]
| The Associated Press story noted that there is
| a joke going around that says the real
| secretary of education is Bill Gates. To us,
| that's no joke.


Editorial: School reform the Gates way

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| The Gates approach may be radical, but in
| Memphis and beyond the circumstances call for
| a non-traditional approach and as much
| innovation as the system can muster.


Microsoftâs Andrea Taylor Named University Trustee

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| Her parents attended BU. So did two uncles,
| her sister, and her former husband. Her
| motherâs papers are archived at the Howard
| Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Now Andrea
| Taylor, director of North America Community
| Affairs for Microsoft Corporation and a
| delegate to four UN summits, is joining the
| Universityâs Board of Trustees.


A conversation with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

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| Today he met with many groups in Seattle,
| starting with a breakfast meeting at the
| home of Bill and Melinda Gates, followed by
| a talk to the World Affairs Council on the
| U.N. in the 21st century and a lunch
| sponsored by the Greater Seattle Chamber of
| Commerce to address businesses about climate
| change and environmental stewardship. Ban
| also gave the Political Science Department's
| 2009 Severyns-Ravenholt Lecture at the
| University of Washington, where he received
| an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws at a
| ceremony in Meany Hall.



Dark cloud over good works of Gates Found


Gates Foundation Revokes Pledge to Review Portfolio

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| ...the Gates Foundation took down their public statement on this
| and replaced it with a significantly altered version which seems to
| say that investing responsibly would just be too complex for them
| and that they need to focus on their core mission: 'There are
| dozens of factors that could be considered, almost all of which
| are outside the foundation's areas of expertise. The issues
| involved are quite complex...


Gates Foundationâs Influence Criticized

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| The chief of malaria for the World Health Organization has complained that
| the growing dominance of malaria research by the Bill and Melinda Gates
| Foundation risks stifling a diversity of views among scientists and wiping
| out the world health agencyâs policy-making function.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Truth Revealed


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Truth Revealed Part 2

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