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

Friday, June 26, 2015

Ravitch Rationalizes NEA/AFT/NPE Pro-Charter Position

The anti-reformy groups and self-promoting individuals that crouch under the Ravitch umbrella, along with the bloggers who are kept in line by NPE's censorious Anthony Cody and Jon Pelto, go about their business pretending that the corporate unions are allies of corporate education resistance.  Nothing could be further from the truth. 

In fact, Ravitch's latest gloss on the NEA and AFT embrace of corporate charter schools provides a perfect example of how dangerous Ravitch is to those are not amused or appeased by the her corporate ass kissing. 

Here she pretends that 1) NEA/AFT love for corporate charter chain gangs is something new, and 2) there is some positive aspect to this anti-public school position.  Unadulterated crap:
The NEA and AFT are actively trying to organize charter teachers. This is challenging because of high teacher turnover and often hostile charter management. As the numbers show, they have had limited success, but Cohen says that the unions have softened their opposition to charters in hopes of establishing unions in more charters.
Indeed, the AFT and NEA chiefs have never given a damn about the ideologies of the charter privatizers, just as long as their oppressed and oppressive teachers are allowed to cough up hundreds of dollars each year to continue to build the corporate union empire of traitorous lawyers and pretend teachers. 

As the NEA and AFT are presently constituted, they serve as the greatest asset of the billionaires who want to destroy the profession of teaching and turn public schools into corporate welfare "broken windows" training camps for the poor.

Of course, Ravitch's umbrella NPE could not operate with AFT and NEA cash.  A perfect symbiosis of self-serving egoists and corrupt collaborators.

1 comment:

  1. There can be no collaboration with the privatizers. They have gone from the siege to an outright attack on public education.

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