The Passion Gap by Angela Maiers I attended a number of workshops with Angela Maiers at the Christa McAuliffe Conference last November. She has some really good things to say about passion in education. She is not a fan of an over concentration on “assessment,” “standardize,” “common core” and “pedagogy”. If Bill Gates and Thomas Friedman are so in favor of passion why to do they seem to so strongly support the move toward one size fits all? I doubt if they would would want to be in the classrooms they appear to support creating. Am I missing something?