EXCLUSIVE: Bill Gates Talks Immigration, Microsoft

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Bill Gates: Health care should be technocratic not bipartisan

Microsoft Founder Bill Gates discusses the U.S. health-care system and where his foundation is focused on health initiatives.

Bill Gates, the Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) co-founder and philanthropist, discussed the software giant’s future and U.S. immigration policies in an exclusive interview with the FOX Business Network.

Speaking in Davos, Switzerland, at the World Economic Forum, Gates told FBN’s Maria Bartiromo that the U.S. still holds a “phenomenal” amount of the world’s innovation despite questions over immigration laws.

But lawmakers need to fix the nation’s immigration system in order to keep talent in America and create jobs around those individuals, he added.

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“It is kind of perverse to provide the education and then, even somebody who’s being offered a very high-paying job, they’ve got to go to Canada or back to India,” Gates said Friday on “Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo.”

As for education, Gates argued that Common Core, a national set of standards for kindergarten through high school, isn’t a curriculum and “doesn’t constrain how teachers do things.” He likened Common Core to an electrical plug, saying it creates uniformity for how much students need to know.


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