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Now that Bill Gates has bought the education reform movement, can he buy them an Oscar to go with it? |

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The festival’s documentary category outcome meant a surprise early season loss for the darling of the education reform movement, the heavily advertised and supported, Bill Gates backed “Waiting for Superman,” colloquially W4S.

…an Internet vote reduced that number to five finalists who were then voted upon once again via the Internet. Given the enormous sums already poured into advertising and distribution for W4S around the country, it is no more surprising that the hedge funders’ favorite somehow managed to capture the most Internet votes than was Bristol Palin’s continued retention via audience voting on “Dancing with the Stars,” courtesy of the near-lunatic fanaticism of Sarah Palin/Tea Party supporters. Go to the original…



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