Billionaire corporate education reformer Bill Gates has become increasingly bizarre in his public proclamations. We reported a short while ago about his slip that sounded an awful lot like an admission he would like to privatize public education.Now he seems to think poverty is no obstacle, all we have to do is hand poor students over to a charter school
Gates, who now runs the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, cited his foundation's work with charter schools as an example.
At least he has enough self awareness to know he doesn't know what he is talking about
You can further forgive Gates, because it's not like there is very much research showing the direct ties between poverty and educational achievement.
- Measuring poverty in education policy research
- CHILD POVERTY RESEARCH DATA & PUBLICATIONS
- Poverty Is Rooted In US Education System, Research Finds
All just excuses, right?