Bill Gates Talks Education on Reddit AMA


Bill Gates Talks Education on Reddit AMA

Feb 10, 2014

ASK BILL ANYTHING: For the second time in as many years, Bill Gates took to Reddit for an Ask-Me-Anything. Here's his response to the top-voted question, "What's one of your goals for the next year...and how can we help?"

I wish the debate about education would focus on helping teachers improve and what we know about that. Right now it is caught up in state versus federal and testing versus no-testing. In general politics needs to focus on the problems rather than attacking the other side. Asian countries are helping their teachers improve and the impact is huge.

Which Asian countries? He didn't offer any more details. But Gates did highlight several times the importance of reforming U.S. education, a topic that was largely left out of his 2014 Annual Letter.

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