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Giving Teachers What They Deserve: Feedback

Bill Gates was curious. How many teachers get useful coaching? The answer blew his mind.

“Until recently 98% of teachers got one word of feedback: satisfactory.”

Here is another video. In this one Bill Gates explains what drives the Gates foundation’s education work. The statistics on how U.S. schools rank internationally are mind-blowing.

Still curious? Read Work Hard. Be Nice.: How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America and watch Waiting for Superman.

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