GATEWAY: At the Gates Foundation forum Wednesday, Bill and Melinda Gates gave a joint speech on what they’ve learned. Melinda Gates said that the government is more important than foundations. Bill Gates talked about the failure of promoting smaller schools. His foundation has spent $2 billion on creating small high schools and $980 million on improving teacher effectiveness, according to the Hechinger Report. The foundation is now into “supporting teachers in the classroom.” How? Emphasis on the Common Core, assessment data, charter schools, peer review and personalized learning. There were great quotes: we tweeted the whole thing.