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

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Duncan's Extortion Effort to Make Title I Funding Contingent on Adoption of Gates-Broad National Testing Plan

The edu-thugs who came up with the RTTT plan to bribe states to adopt the Business Roundtable plan for segregated corporate schooling in America have done themselves one better. It is called extortion, and it says simply: if you want to keep your Title I money intact, play ball with us on P-21.

No, a P-21 is not a new Pentagon weapon but, rather, a weapon that is being developed by the charlatans who are paid to turn unrestrained corporate greed into national education policies that feed that same corporate greed at the expense of American children. From Ed Week:
The Obama administration’s proposal to make federal funding for disadvantaged students contingent on states’ adoption of reading and math standards that prepare students for college or a career has drawn sharp criticism from groups representing grassroots educators and state lawmakers, even as some governors and members of Congress appear open to the idea. . . .

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