ALBANY -- Charter-school backers have kicked in $4 million to help the state Board of Regents craft education reforms -- raising questions from school officials about the influence of private money on education.
The donations from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are part of the budget-squeezed board's effort to raise $18 million to implement "Race to the Top" reforms.
That $4 million will go to make sure that 40% of my teacher evaluation will now be based on test scores.
Never mind that those tests will be taken on computers running Gates software and the test scores will be tracked on Gates software as well.
No conflict there.
And no criminally activity that the Gates Foundation is handing $ million to the state to do what it wants.