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Re: [News] Convicted Monopolist Bill Gates Hijacks Education Agenda Using Money

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____/ Mark Kent on Thursday 31 Dec 2009 21:55 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> PTA grant by the Gates Foundation
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Amerika needs national learning objectives and
>>| this grant will allow the PTA to oppose
>>| teachers who don't like it.
>> `----
>> http://gateskeepers.civiblog.org/blog/_archives/2009/12/30/4415987.html
>> National PTA gets $1 million from Gates Foundation
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is giving
>>| the National PTA $1 million to teach parents
>>| about education reform.
>>| The three-year outreach program would focus
>>| first on an effort to create national learning
>>| objectives. Right now, most states have their
>>| own set of education standards. But the states
>>| are working together to create a new list of
>>| learning objectives they can all agree on.
>> `----
>> http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2010396512_apwaptaeducationreform.html
> Sadly, this rather repugnant example of feudalist governance seems to be
> extending well beyond the shores of the US, and is causing significant
> damage to western liberal democracies in general.
> The UK has at least one "Academy" sponsored by Reg Vardy, with Mr Vardy
> able to determine the governance and curriculum of this academy, yet he
> only pays 10% of its setup costs, the government pays 90%.  The result?
> Mr Vardy's school teaches creationist religious faith *instead of*
> science.  In the UK.  Now.  At *our* expense (taxpayers, I mean).
> This is an appalling use of public money, but the story gets worse,
> Ofsted inspectors have inspected the school, and appeared to be
> completely blind to the lack of scientific teaching...  it passed with
> flying colours!
> Alumni of this school emerge believing that the earth is around 6,000
> years old, and that the proof of this is a book of unknown but clearly
> complex origin.  And my money is being used to pay for this travesty of
> knowledge.  I feel like we've moved backwards by 200 years or more, and
> wonder how long it'll be before Stephen Hawking, or Richard Dawkins, are
> being tortured by the Ofsted Inquisition in order to persuade them away
> from their dangerous beliefs.
> Yes, I'm very very worried.
> Knowledge must be as free and untainted as software!

Dawkins is already treated as the "bad guy" in BBC programmes, much like
Vidal and Chomsky.

To be an atheist is still considered "abnormal".

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