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

Monday, January 12, 2015

Broad Foundation Says Everything You Need to Know about Obama Education Plan

Arne Duncan said everything everyone thought he would say today. Gird your loins: the war just just got worse.  Following the speech, the fascist bastards at the Broad Foundation had this to say:
Bruce Reed, president of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, which supports charter schools, online learning and runs a program designed to develop school leaders: 
“Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Elementary and Secondary Education Act to put our nation on the path to educate all American children, not just the fortunate few. This morning, Secretary Arne Duncan reaffirmed the Department of Education’s commitment to that vision of equal educational opportunity. We applaud Secretary Duncan’s call for an updated law that holds all students to high expectations, provides teachers the resources and supports they need, and ensures all families have the high-quality public schools they deserve. This is no time to turn back. We will only achieve equal opportunity for all if we set high expectations for all.”
At 2009 Inauguration


  1. Don't forget they have been the leading promoter of closing public schools. They even have a handbook for their Superintendent trainees giving them directions for carrying out school closings. For this and other history of the Broad Foundation see:

    Who is Eli Broad and why is he trying to destroy public education?


    1. I neglected to mention that Arne Duncan was on the board of the Broad Foundation until he became Secretary of Education. See the article linked above for details.