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Bill Gates gets educational with Harvard scholar at Urban League Convention

The National Urban League is holding its annual conference in Boston this weekend. On Thursday and brought together Microsoft founder Bill Gates with a well-known Harvard scholar to discuss education reform to urban communities.

Microsoft founder Bill Gates sat with Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to discuss education quality and reform in urban neighborhoods during a forum at the National Urban League convention yesterday.



Gates, of the computer fame name, said the most talented kids are the ones who are most disruptive in a classroom setting.



He said they need their energy to be focused and channeled in the right direction, which can be achieved through improvements in education.



Gates told the attendees at the National Urban League on Thursday that education reformers must "end the myth" that poverty needs to be eradicated before education can be fixed.



In a “which comes first, the chicken or the egg” type-discussion, Gates told the Harvard scholar that it is possible to have effective teaching methods in every classroom in America, and it can help put an end to poverty issues in urban settings.

 
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