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

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Charter School Takeover Cycle Begins Again for a New Year

The SCS School Board is now weighing more cuts for school children of Shelby County in order to pay for the billionaires' plan to replace public schools for the poor with corporate reform schools designed to deliver a more passive and compliant work force for the dead end job markets of Memphis.  Foreign language programs are on the chopping block, along with teachers and the few remaining librarians in the system.  When middle class parents of Shelby County come to realize that Caitlin and Seth are being affected by the Gates plan to put black children into lockdown zero tolerance hell schools, maybe something will happen to bring an end to the mockery of democracy that the Shelby County School Board epitomizes. 

The Transition Planning Commission report, which includes details of the $212 million donut hole created by the Hyde/Gates plan, has been scrubbed from the Web.  If you want a copy of the Report, email me at ontogenyx@gmail.com

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