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General News    H3'ed 10/6/20

While the Poor Get Sick, Bill Gates Just Gets Richer; By Tim Schwab, The Nation

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Journalist Tim Schwab has been keeping a close watch on Bill Gates and his efforts to buy favorable media coverage. Now, he examines Gates' very successful moves to enrich himself during the pandemic. Meanwhile, Bill and Melinda continue to receive laudatory treatment by the media that they underwrite, as if they are experts on everything from the pandemic to education. No mainstream journal has given any coverage--to my knowledge--of Gates' serial failures to improve education, in which he uses teachers and students as guinea pigs for his theories. Schwab writes in The Nation (which Gates does not subsidize): "The billionaire’s pandemic investments, like much of his work, remain a secret."

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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