Bill Gates: education cuts don’t have to hurt learning
| Mar 01, 2011
Even in the midst of large spending cuts, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Monday that schools can improve the performance of students if they put more emphasis on rewarding excellent teaching and less emphasis on paying teachers based on seniority and whether they have a master's degree.
Gates spoke with the nation's governors in Washington later Monday as they confronted deficits that will require them to make many difficult decisions over the coming months. In advance of the speech, he told The Associated Press he's concerned that many states will reduce how much money goes to education. At the same time, he's convinced that spending cuts don't necessarily have to harm students. To learn more, read the full article by Kevin Freking in the Education section of The Huffington Post online.