When our schools are run for profit, there are disastrous consequences for both students and teachers. Teachers are "managed" through the "outcomes" their students produce
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August 18, 2013
August 13, 2013
People who are disenfranchised and deprived of meaningful opportunities must somehow be convinced that their second-class status is THEIR FAULT.
August 11, 2013
Our focus is completely wrong. These standards are broken and unrepairable. I fear, in the end, it will lead to the dismantling of our system of public education and social stratification in this great nation.
August 09, 2013
We have been bamboozled by fast-talkers who manipulate scores, grading systems and terminology to portray public schools as failures, and their preferred alternatives as superior.
August 02, 2013
When will the weight of deception bring the corporate reform project crashing down? For some, the day of reckoning has come already.
July 26, 2013
there is a new domestic cold war that pits public and private education against each other and seeks to turn human beings into computers
July 23, 2013
The Gates Foundation has become influential in part due to its willingness to underwrite those who will speak in favor of its agenda.
July 17, 2013
whether at the K12 level or higher education, schools are facing the same push from Mr. Gates and his allies in business. Schools must serve employers, and must do it more cheaply than ever.
July 12, 2013
Many thousands of us have been fighting this battle for thirty and forty years and we remain relatively poor, isolated from the centers of power where big bucks are easy to acquire.
July 09, 2013
The Allure of Order describes the latest technocratic reform as another effort to turn the clock back to the mentality of the Model T assembly line.