With a net worth of about $51 billion, Microsoft founder and world's richest man, Bill Gates, and his wife, Melinda (two of Time magazine's "Persons of the Year" in 2005), are determined to use their fortune to change the crisis in American schools. Through their influential Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, they are trying to revolutionize an education system that, if it were a business, Bill says, "would be bankrupt."They Oprah show announced a new orgranization Stand Up to motivate and encourage change. Well, I don't have the money of Bill Gate's nor invites to the Oprah show, but I'd like to launch a new program right here at SpunkyHomeschool. Just like Bill and Melinda I would like to revolutionize the education system. Only I can do it without spending a dime of taxpayer money. The name of my organization says it all, STAY HOME. Want to join me? The pay is lousy but the memories last a lifetime.
(The Gates/ UN agreement for an international curriculum is here.)
Lindsey at Just Enjoy the Journey posted her thoughts on the show here.
And don't forget:
Kim hosts The Carnival of Kid's Comedy at Life In a Shoe.
Tami is hosting the Carnival of Homeschooling. She has done a nice job with a flower theme. Hopefully we'll see the real deal and gets some flowers in Michigan soon.
The Magic School Bus is hosting the Carnival of Education. In preparation for Easter, he has done a passover theme.
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