Business Week has an article on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Gates spent hundreds of millions destroying large U.S. high schools to make them smaller, only to discover that student body size has little effect on achievement.
Now Gates is spending big bucks to tie teacher’s jobs and pay to the standardized test scores of their students. Maybe he could use some of that dough to bring his (abominable) China-based customer service back to the U.S. and give some Americans some jobs.
Gates is also pouring money into non-unionized “charter” schools (private schools), and encouraging districts to funnel public funds to these private concerns (corporations that often operate without the same district regulations as the public schools.)