New York Times Article Examines the Education Advocacy Work of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
In the online article "Behind Grass-Roots School Advocacy, Bill Gates" published May 21 on the New York Times site journalist Sam Dillon writes:
"A handful of outspoken teachers helped persuade state lawmakers this spring to eliminate seniority-based layoff policies. They testified before the legislature, wrote briefing papers and published an op-ed article in The Indianapolis Star.
They described themselves simply as local teachers who favored school reform — one sympathetic state representative, Mary Ann Sullivan, said, “They seemed like genuine, real people versus the teachers’ union lobbyists.” They were, but they were also recruits in a national organization, Teach Plus, financed significantly by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation."
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