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

Friday, April 01, 2016

Ravitch Apologizes for ESSA Support

This morning, Diane Ravitch and representatives from FairTest announced a 10-city tour aimed at apologizing for their long-standing support of the corporate education blueprint, the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Accompanying Ravitch on her apology tour will be lawyers and body guards from the home offices of NEA and AFT.  The first planned stop will be New York City, where public school parents and teachers are invited today to hear Ravitch explain her reasons for supporting legislation that she has since admitted is a terrible law that ushers in more charter schools and machine teaching and testing.

When asked this morning why she had admittedly misled her many followers who hang on every word she speaks, she shrugged and said, "I guess I just had a moment, or maybe it was that feeling of knowing, when other people don't, what is best for the education world.  It was a very elevated feeling, the same one, now that I think about, that I used to have when I was working in the Bush Administration." She added wistfully, "I sometimes miss that."

FairTest's Monty Neill also apologized during the press conference, while urging the small gathering of reporters to give generously to FairTest.

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