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  •  I wouldn't consider (7+ / 0-)

    either Brookings or NPR donations as benefiting the common good anymore than an ALEC donation (and anything Clintonian is questionable), but the principle involved here is not what people think of Bill Gates or his foundation, but whether or not people like Gates get to use their enormous economic power to either distort or destroy the nation's education system, at the same time they extract even more dollars from it.

    And if you've heard Gates musings on education, and know anything about the subject, you know that, whether intentionally or not, his point of view will destroy educational systems, but Microsoft will profit from it greatly.

    It's never too late to have a happy childhood - Tom Robbins

    by badger on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 08:26:40 PM PST

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    •  Victim Psychology Plus Wealth (1+ / 0-)
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      What you have is a victim of abuse, obviously "Wee Willie Gates The Turd" suffered enormously in school and based upon that, he is attempting to restructure the whole school system based upon what he believes would have made him feel better about himself.
      Blind and oblivious to everyone is not him, everyone's opinion counts and shouldn't be drowned out of existence by the wealth of a minority, he is plowing on regardless of his on complete lack of education in, teaching or child psychology ie his victimhood, greed, public deceit, willingness to steal other peoples ideas even to this day, make him somehow qualified to conduct an experiment with millions of children, some sort of revenge fetish to make millions suffer for the pain he went through.
      If he is serious about making changes on the grand scale, then lets be truly honest and fair, he quite simply should STFU until he has to qualifications to back up those changes, doctorates in education and, doctorates in child psychology, then and only then can he meddle based upon what changes his greed allows him to buy.

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