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Rush-hour protest by teachers to target the Gates Foundation

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About 300 teachers and their supporters critical of the influence the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wields in U.S. education policy planned to march to the foundation’s Seattle offices late Thursday afternoon around rush hour.

The Washington state contingent of a Facebook group called Badass Teachers Association -- which formed last June and now counts a national membership of more than 48,000 -- is organizing the event.

Activists with another website, Teachers’ Letters to Bill Gates, which has provided an…

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