Bill Gates Invests in Improving Teacher Performance

Bill Gates wants to help teachers get good and real feedback to improve their performance. Apparently the US is ranked 15th (tied with Iceland and Poland) in reading, 23rd in science and 31st in math. That’s not good enough for him. He wants to find a way to help teachers get better because:

“It would put us on a path to making sure all our students get a great education, find a career that’s fulfilling and rewarding, and have a chance to live out their dreams. This wouldn’t just make us a more successful country. It would also make us a more fair and just one, too.”

Gates said developing this system would cost $5 billion, which happens to be less than 2% of what the U.S. spends every year on teacher salaries!!

Take a look at Gates’ ten-minute talk on TED and tell me what you think:

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