'Personalized Learning' and the Power of the Gates Foundation to Shape Education Policy

Audrey  Wayters, Hack Education, Jul 19, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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What struck me in this post was this: "The amount of money that the Gates Foundation has awarded in education grants is simply staggering: some $15 billion across some 3000+ grants since the organization was founded in 1998." And so Audrey Watters comments, "the Gates Foundation remains one of the most influential (and anti-democratic) forces in education. As such, it gets to define what 'personalized learning' is – what it looks like." Maybe. Or maybe not. Some of us not funded by Gates still have a horse in this race. 

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