What’s Good for Bill Gates Turns Out to be Bad for Public Schools. – D. Morris

Morris, David.  “What’s Good for Bill Gates Turns Out to be Bad for Public Schools adn Actually Bad for Microsoft too, as we Learned Recently.”  Common Dreams.  November 30, 2013.  Retrieved from: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/11/30-0

The author points out the fact that as schools are moving to a “business model” businesses are moving to a model more like a schools which include more collaboration and teamwork.

“Every current and former Microsoft employee I interviewed—every one—cited stack ranking as the most destructive process inside of Microsoft, something that drove out untold numbers of employees,” Eichenwald writes. “It leads to employees focusing on competing with each other rather than competing with other companies.”

This month Microsoft abandoned the hated system.

Sue Altman at EduShyster vividly sums up the frustration of a nation of educators at this new development. “So let me get this straight. The big business method of evaluation that now rules our schools is no longer the big business method of evaluation? And collaboration and teamwork, which have been abandoned by our schools in favor of the big business method of evaluation, is in?”


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