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

Saturday, November 28, 2015

NPE Turns "Opposition" to ESEA into Fund-Raising Opp

For months now, Diane Ravitch has pretended that the new corporate ESEA is the "a far better bill" than she or anyone else might have hoped for.  In April she said,
One may quibble with details, but the bottom line is that this bill defangs the U.S. Department of Education; it no longer will exert control over every school with mandates. This bill strips the status quo of federal power to ruin schools and the lives of children and educators. . . .This is a far better bill than I had hoped or feared.
Now that the passage is all but assured, Ravitch and NPE have turned their phony opposition to the bill into a fund-raising opportunity.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous1:38 PM

    There is little benefit to passing authority along to the states. My State Senator Democrat Ruiz sponsored the tenure amendment, whereby teachers with two years of partially effective annual evaluations can be brought up on tenure charges. As a result of Ruiz's partnership with Governor Christie and a complicit legislature, I am now laboring under a CAP (Corrective Action Plan). Across the river, Democrat Governor Cuomo is doing his utmost to break the public school monopoly with the cooperation of Democrats and Republicans alike. There is no relief in sight for beleaguered teachers and their test weary students.

    Abigail Shure