The following comes from The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools:
Bill Gates and Charters on the Daily Show
Bill Gates, the 2010 National Charter Schools Conference keynote speaker and Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, recently appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and mentioned (beginning at the 4 minute mark) the invaluable role public charter schools play to provide an alternative to the status quo in the U.S. education system by experimenting with innovative curriculum models to increase student achievement. He embodies the conference’s Innovation theme time and time again and it is with great pride that we welcome him in Chicago, on June 29, 2010 to deliver the opening address to our attendees. Register today to confirm space in the conference hotel, and ensure your chance to participate in the only national conference devoted to the charter school movement.
As someone who is right in the middle of trying to get the capital funding necessary to open a Charter High School, John Stewart and Bill Gates demonstrate that even people with almost unlimited resources are having trouble getting the union to do what’s right for the good teachers and our kids.