Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Bill Gates Annual Letter Addresses Teacher Evaluations

Bill Gates is out with his annual letter, in which he highlights the utter madness that 90% of teachers in the U.S. receive no meaningful evaluations or feedback, and how his foundation is funding efforts to change that.
I am writing to share my fifth annual letter about the work our foundation and its partners are doing. 

From time to time we should step back and celebrate the way that the right goals and smart innovation have done so much to improve the lives of people.

In previous annual letters, I’ve focused on the power of innovation to reduce hunger, poverty, and disease. But any innovation—whether it’s a new vaccine or an improved seed—can’t have an impact unless it reaches the people who will benefit from it. 

That’s why in this year’s letter I discuss how innovations in measurement are critical to finding new, effective ways to deliver these tools and services to the people who need them most. 

You can read my letter at billsletter.com

Together, we can create a world in which all people have the chance to lead a healthy and productive life. Thank you for taking the time to learn more. 


Bill Gates
Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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