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Melinda Gates says Common Core pushback propelled by changing too much, too fast

Tonight PBS NewsHour Anchor Gwen Ifill talks with Bill and Melinda Gates about their foundation’s influence on American public education and what they’ve learned in 15 years of supporting sometimes controversial reforms.

The couple have been criticized in some quarters for pushing changes that lead to too many tests. In this video clip, Melinda Gates talks about the lessons learned from the implementation of the Common Core in tandem with new tests and new teacher evaluations in many states. She said some states rolled out new tests too quickly and believes that’s one cause of the political push back against Common Core and standardized testing in the last year.

See the full interview tonight on your local PBS station or live on our home page at 6 p.m. EDT.

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