Anthony Cody, who has been blogging regularly for Education Week, persuaded the Gates Foundation to engage in an exchange with him.

Anthony has written a brilliant series of analyses and critiques, explaining patiently why the Gates Foundation misses the point by blaming teachers for the ills of U.S. education.

Unquestionably his most powerful post was his description of the impact of poverty in the lives of children today. Anthony asked, “Can Schools Defeat Poverty By Ignoring It?”

He waited patiently to hear how the Gates Foundation would respond.

They responded. They said nothing. 



They will continue their reckless course of action, demoralizing teachers and ignoring the causes of low achievement.