Bill Gates has just announced a new $1.7 billion initiative for schools.
One good element is that his foundation will no longer fund teacher evaluation efforts. As for what everything else looks like – the devil will be in the details.
You can read more about it at:
Bill Gates has a(nother) plan for K-12 public education. The others didn’t go so well. from Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post
Gates Foundation Announces New $1.7B for K-12 is from Education Week.
Here are some of my previous posts about his past efforts:
Videotaping teachers the right way (not the Gates way) (which I still think is the the best piece I’ve ever written)