fermion writes: In the continuing story of corporations attempting to reform education, High Tech High in Redwood City has been shut down two years into a five year project, leaving bewildered parent and students behind. I guess this shows that educating the masses is not as simple as running a corporation. The threat of layoff cannot be used to bring unmotivated kids into line. The pipe dream of stock options cannot be used in place of genuine concern for the child. And the scores on standardized test cannot be fabricated as easily as the numbers in an SEC filing. As much as the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation wants to do good, they and others in the corporate world must discover that educating the populous is not a activity that will bend toward the standard corporate buzz words.