"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Fenty-Rhee's Divide and Conquer Strategy

There is nothing that the Washington education voucher zealots and charterizers fear more than the unified voice of DC parents and concerned citizens. The people of DC have the power to say NO to the abandonment of their schools, and Fenty-Rhee know it.

So instead of having a city-wide meeting to discuss the closing of 23 schools on this year's Fenty-Rhee cut list, the privatizers are planning 23 meetings to be held simultaneously.

Will parents boycott and picket all meetings? Will parents keep their children home until a commitment is made to save public education in D. C., rather than destroy it? Will parents demand that Fenty be recalled and Rhee sacked? Stay tuned.

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