Well, here's a nice surprise: Bill Gates’ Education Buying Spree - For What? (Ann Kane, American Thinker, May 16, 2011).
The author apparently sees Bill Gates' lavish spending on education as part of his war against teachers - a theory I absolutely agree with. Gates obviously doesn't give a rat's ass about the kids.
The irony is that American Thinker appears to be a right-wing website. I haven't explored it in enough detail to gauge how right-wing it is. But isn't it ironic that the liberals who claim to be protecting our schools from the conservative hordes are turning a blind eye to Bill Gates - probably the biggest corporate crook on the planet?
As a sixteen-year employee of the Seattle School District turned education activist and six-time candidate for public office, I've watched with great sadness as Seattle's schools sink deeper and deeper into a sewer of...welll, whatever word describes a combination of corporate corruption and public apathy.
I consider myself a left-winger - but I've come to hate America's liberals. Seattle is an intellectual and ethical black hole, driving me to seek intelligent conversation with revolutionaries in Latin America, the Middle East and other distant locations via the Internet.
Anyway, Ms. Kane deserves kudos for what appears to be an intelligent analysis of Bill Gates' education subsidiary. I wish the corporate media would get a clue and stop portraying Gates as a philanthropist.
P.S. I liked this article so much, I linked to it from THREE blogs - Education Revolt, Billysoft and Politix.