Merrow and Gates Money? Et tu, John?

Seriously, is there anyone who supports reform that gates or one of his allies hasn’t bought off?


John Merrow has decided not to report on Michelle Rhee. He helped promote her, and now he has decided to call it quits. Education historian Diane Ravitch says not so fast, John; you owe us some follow-through in unveiling Rhee.  I agree. Merrow owes American education his service in unmasking the monster he helped to create.

I have wondered why Merrow also insists upon promoting New Orleans as a model of reform. He has a film coming out on the subject. The reforms in New Orleans are a fixed game; I have communicated with Merrow by email, sending him my work. I have written numerous posts demonstrating the Recovery School District (RSD) farce.

Why won’t Merrow budge?

Perhaps his Gates funding is the issue.

Here are the four Gates grants Merrow’s Learning Matters has accepted, as recorded on the Gates grants website:

Date: July 2004
Purpose: to support a…

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