Ferlazzo is an award-winning veteran educator who teaches English and social studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif. He has written seven books on education, writes a teacher advice blog for Education Week Teacher and has his own popular resource-sharing blog. He last addressed Gates and his school reform philanthropy in this piece, “Why a new Bill Gates interview depressed Larry Ferlazzo.”
Here is the full quote from the Reddit AMA:
Hi Mr. Gates! Thanks so much for coming back again, I missed your last 2 AMAs.What do you think is the hardest challenge that the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is currently facing?
We have some tough scientific challenges like an HIV cure.However the toughest thing is helping teachers learn from the best teachers. There are great teachers and the kids who get them are lucky. We should be able to spread those skills but the current system doesn’t do it very well.
And here is Ferlazzo’s advice to Gates to help him meet this challenge:
Asking teachers how to do it — with no agenda going into the question — might be a good way to start figuring it out…
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